Fairly rural and scattered around the country, these 364 counties are full of retirees and those nearing retirement age.
Graying America is home to 16.2 million people. These counties are not very diverse; 83% of the population is white. Educational attainment is slightly below average here, with 25% of the population holding a bachelor’s degree. Healthcare is harder to come by in these areas, with an additional 500 people per primary care physician than the national average. Additionally, injury deaths are particularly high here, 100 compared to the national average of 76 deaths due to injury per 100,000 people. Despite a high percentage of the population meeting retirement age, unemployment hovers slightly above the national average by about 1%.