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The aging population - facts

September 16, 2002

  • About 18,000 of Washington County residents, or about 11 percent of the population, are over age 65.

  • There are about 40,000 Washington County boomers- those who were born between 1946 and 1964.

  • The total county population in 2000 was 131,923.

    Source: 2000 U.S. Census

  • About 35 million, or 12 percent, of the United States population is over 65.

  • About 9.7 million, or 30 percent of the people over 65, live alone.

  • By the year 2030, the number of people over 65 in the United States is expected to double to about 70 million.

    Source: Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging




    Resources



    Washington County Commission on Aging


    Provides "walk-ins" or telephone callers with information and assistance concerning programs for the elderly, as well as providing some programs of its own.

    The commission office is at 9 Public Square, Hagerstown.

    For information, call 301-790-0275.

    R.A. Poor Associates in Hagerstown


    301-739-1963.

    County Commuter


    For information about County Commuter and Para-Transit services and the taxi voucher program, call 240-313-2750.

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Turner Van Service


For information call 301-733-7788.

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