Aging & Long Term Care Demographics

The rural northern counties will see the greatest percentage of growth for the aging population, with the percent of population over age 60 growing from 27% in 2010 to 36% in 2020, and 38% in 2030. The number of people over 60 will peak in year 2030, but the trend is far from over. The same region will see the number of people 75 and older grow from 6.9% in 2010 to a high of 18.3% in 2040.

Spokane County will face an aging population growth slightly higher than the state average. The number of persons age 60 and over will increase from 87,849 in 2010 (18.64%) to 146,791 in 2030 (26.28%). Whitman County will also face a growth in the aging population, but it will be less than the other four counties. The number age 60 and over will grow from 13.26% of the population in 2010 to 17.5% of the population in 2030.

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