Statistics

According to 2010 US Census, there are 78,798 adults 60 years of age or older residing in the Heritage region. The older adult population by county in 2010 is as follows:

Benton – 5,408

Cedar – 4,234

Iowa – 3,681

Johnson – 16,927

Jones – 4,821

Linn – 38,637

Washington – 5,090

The older adult population in our region is growing.

The information below was updated with 2010 census data and the 2012 Population Estimate. The county 60+, 75+ and 85+ estimates were provided by the Iowa Department on Aging (formerly the Iowa Department of Elder Affairs) in July 2012.

 

2000 Census

2012 Census

Total

402,764

454,597

60+

62,584 (15.5%)

84,533 (18.6%)

75+

24,231 (6.0%)

28,234 (6.2%)

85+

6,950 (1.7%)

9,390 (2.1%)

Benton 2012 - Total: 25,827

60+ 5,651 (21.9%)

75+ 2,019 (7.8%)

85+ 674 (2.6%)

 

Cedar 2012 - Total: 18,416

60+ 4,458 (24.2%)

75+ 1,641 (8.9%)

85+ 605 (3.3%)

 

Iowa 2012 - Total: 16,189

60+ 3,846 (23.8%)

75+ 1,528 (9.4%)

85+ 530 (3.3%)

 

Johnson 2012 - Total: 136,317

60+ 19,115 (14.0%)

75+ 5,524 (4.1%)

85+ 1,839 (1.3%)

 

Jones 2012 - Total: 20,639

60+ 5,090 (24.7%)

75+ 1,861 (9.0%)

85+ 639 (3.1%)

 

Linn 2012 - Total: 215,295

60+ 41,103 (19.1%)

75+ 13,653 (6.3%)

85+ 4,377 (2.0%)

 

Washington 2012 - Total: 21,914

60+ 5,270 (24.0%)

75+ 2,008 (9.2%)

85+ 726 (3.3%)