Prime Working-Age Population by County
Original Chart and Table Visualization by Mike Maciag | Map by Melanie Kiper | Updated 7/20/2021 by Melanie Kiper
Many jurisdictions across the country are experiencing aging populations as a large segment of Baby Boomers continue to retire.
The prime working-age population, defined as those between the ages of 25 of 54, has started to drop in much of the country. This carries numerous potential ramifications for local governments as workers typically fund much of government through income taxes or sales taxes. The map below shows whether a county's prime working-age population share increased or decreased between 2010 and 2020.
We have compiled prime working-age population data for all counties dating back to 2010.
Note | Census population estimates shown are current as of July 1st of each year. Prime working-age refers to the age 25-to-54 population.
Source | U.S. Census Bureau, County Population by Characteristics, https://www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/popest/2010s-counties-detail.html