Senior Citizens: Part 2

According to the U.S. Census, Vilas County, Wisconsin has the highest proportion of residents age 65 years and older among the 72 Wisconsin counties. One-quarter of Vilas County’s population is at least 65 years old.

The seven bordering Dane County (Sauk, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Columbia, Rock, and Dodge, average between 12.8 percent and 14.8 percent. The state average is 13.2 percent.

Question:What percentage of Dane County residents are age 65 and older?

A. 5.2 percent
B. 9.6 percent
C. 11.6 percent
D. 14.3 percent


B. 9.6 percent

Dane County is tied with St. Croix County for the fewest residents age 65+ with 9.6 percent. Other counties with less than 10 percent of the population age 65+ are Menominee (9.9%) and Pierce (9.8%). Residents age 65+ years account for over 20 percent of the population in nine northern Wisconsin counties.
Similar data comparing states and counties on a variety of variables is available at: http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/GCTGeoSearchByListServlet?ds_name=ACS_2009_5YR_G00_&_lang=en&_ts=314545903380.

For questions, contact Bill Pinkovitz