Between 2010 and 2015, Colorado's growth in its 65 plus population was 3rd fastest in the US at over 29%. Source:
Baby Boomers in Colorado number over 1.3 million in 2010 and will continue to age into the over 65 cohort over the coming decades.
Meeting Health Care Demand
The older population requires more health services, and this increase in spending creates growth within the healthcare industry. It will be important for the state, as well as individual communities, to ensure they can attract and retain a skilled workforce to meet these demands.