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The Gray Wave


The leading edge of the baby boomers hits age 65 this year and will contribute to a surge in Delawares senior population over the coming decade. The Delaware Population Consortium projects a 10% increase in the states population from 2010 to 2020 while the senior population jumps 41%. This surge in seniors has tremendous implications for consumer markets, financial services, the labor force, housing and government. Is Delaware beginning to prepare for the Gray Wave?


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