The 10 fastest-aging states

As baby boomers age, the nation’s population of senior citizens is growing rapidly, especially in these states.

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Jun 7, 2013 7:17PM
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5 years 352 days until retirement. I'll keep my Texas residency, thank you, but will have no anchor to tie me down. I'll roam the desert Southwest as the tumbleweed does, until it's my time to return to the earth from whence I came. The coyotes will be my mourners, and the buzzards will pick my bones clean. That is all I ask.
Jun 7, 2013 7:43PM
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It will be a long 5 years 352 days if you start counting them already.
Jun 10, 2013 11:15AM
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It looks as most of the Senior's in all the state Live in Poverty! I'm 54 and looking for a different job options to go into and below poverty level now. What will happen in my Future then?...LOL... I enjoyed visiting all the state, not been to Alaska, and thought of just moving there from Illinois. Illinois is not a place to live if you wish not to pay a lot of TAXES!......

Jun 7, 2013 8:06PM
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I keep hearing how we "are living longer."  I simply say look at the obits.  Yes, some live to thier 90's and a few even 100 or more. But, look at those who die in their fifties, and sixties.  Look at some who are gone even in their forties and even younger.  Yes, some die due to accidents but many are natural causes.  I think in time to come, there will be fewer reaching retirement age.  I think Obamacare, Congress and the legal drug lords are in cahoots on that.  I believe the government would like the "ideal" age to die to be about 61.  Pay in taxes all your life and die just before SS.  They seem to be perfection their "concoctions."  Look at the obits.  Oh, Congress exempt from this decision! They don't get the same "concoctions."
Jun 11, 2013 12:32PM
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Well,  we scrimped and saved and forced out of job 5 years early,  but we a doing pretty good financially.   Want to travel however have aged parents to take care of.   And an 89 year old aunt who's son does not lift a finger to help out.  He is too busy travelling as is my brother.  So,  my husband cannot travel due to my lousy relatives.   If you want to travel my suggestion is to get in some trips cause you never know how your health or the health and needs of aging parents will be.   And men,  yes ,  you do need to help out parents.   They need more than a check or flowery card. 

 

That being said,  have fun all of you merry wanderers.   Wish I could join you.  

Jun 19, 2013 2:36PM
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I read the obits every day.  If my name is not there, I get out of bed and go to work.
Jun 19, 2013 3:28PM
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179 Days and counting, going to buy me a RV, find a sweet lady and hit the road and go until I can't go anymore.  My house owns me not the other way around.  Selling everything the kids don't want and downsizing the whole deal.  It is not, "the one with the most stuff wins" but the one with the most memories wins....
If I could I'd move to Thailand for a while just to say I did it....love that part of the world.  Super beautiful and very reasonable to live there too.  This is not a dress rehearsal but the only time thru here,  enjoy it and don't be a burden to your kids....
Rooster

Jun 19, 2013 1:41PM
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7 of 10 are western states. Less population, more room, better cost of living especially for fixed income retired and support of freedom and government intrusion.    The sagebrush war continues..
Jun 19, 2013 2:22PM
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I guess everyone in Florida was already too old?
Jun 11, 2013 11:56AM
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Odd that Maine isn't on the list, as I live there and am always reading about how young folks are fleeing the state and how the elderly are flocking here.  Seems to be the case in my area too, as more retirement and senior housing goes up every year.  Is it just that the country is aging?
Jun 19, 2013 2:03PM
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Ge V_L,

 

You must be a gen y or millenium moron.  Get a work ethic. Some day hopefully you'll get old, too.  The "me generation" raised you, paid for everything, and still has to support you in their old age.  The fact that such does not appear to embarrass you is proof of why you should follow my good advice, as should the rest of your lazy generation.

Jun 19, 2013 2:10PM
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I hope my taxpayer dollars did not go to study the obvious again...Less tax dollars thrown away on useless studies equals more welfare dollars ;) Actually, it should mean more assistance for the aging in American, but I did not fall off the turnip truck yesterday ;)

 

Jun 7, 2013 8:01PM
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Who do they have putting up these titles??  An elementary school drop out? All states "age" at the same rate.  One year for each 365.25 days.
Jun 10, 2013 8:05AM
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And what would you like on your marker?
Jun 10, 2013 9:07AM
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All those states looks pretty good, even Colorado (if you remove Denver and a couple of other cities), but Texas is still the best place to live as far as I'm concerned. We're retired, have plenty of places to see, and the Texas economy is growing.
Jun 23, 2013 11:29AM
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It bothers me so that so many in the country live at or below the poverty level. I see it only getting worse not better with the whole "fend for yourselves" mentality and hope for the best.  
Jun 10, 2013 8:41AM
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this study is skewed a bit since the states listed here are retirement states. retirees with money move there. what would have been a better article would show the states with all the "leftovers". cities like pittsburgh = the nation's largest nursing home. dominated by its largest employer = UPMC. if you are in the business of caring for geriatrics, then pittsburgh is the place for you. you'll make a fortune. unfortunately for taxpayers, states like PA pander to broke old people who drain the tax resources that should be spent on infrastructure and retaining young people and jobs. 
Jun 19, 2013 3:08PM
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Funny how  all are in the West or the South and all are "red" or moderately "blue" states. People living on fixed incomes can't afford most blue states and have any quality of life.  
Jun 19, 2013 2:18PM
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THIS IS CRAP , YESTERDAY THEY HAD MAINE AS THE # 1 
Jul 20, 2013 8:30AM
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Numbers of retired piling up at a time when Ryan wants to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, by 30%.  That's what was in his 2012 Campaign Proposal.  Watch for it; that, or something very similar; will, likely surface during the next Campaign.  GOP wants Seniors and the Needy to pay for their Three - - unpaid Wars; their Tax Cuts to the Rich;  and, their Largess to Wall Street, with TARP.  They have not supported a Tax Increase in 25 years; yet, they borrow and spend; as the current National Debt illustrates. 
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