Most people retire near the place they spent their career.
Nationwide, the age-65-and-older population increased by 15 percent between 2000 and 2010. But many major U.S. cities are aging much faster than that. Some 31 metro areas have seen their senior-citizen populations increase by more than 25 percent over the past decade.
There has been a 36 percent uptick in the number of seniors age 65 and older in the Charlotte area, but there was also a 30 percent increase in people under age 45. About 31 percent of residents are now over age 45.
The suburbs of the nation's largest metro areas are aging faster than the cities. Baby boomers and seniors are now more likely to live in the suburbs than young families, and the child populations in many suburbs have decreased since 2000. Some 40 percent of the suburban population is age 45 and older, up from 34 percent in 2000. The baby boomers were the first suburban generation. They were born in the suburbs and came back after college and raised families there. Now the suburbs are aging with them.
Charlotte is a major city and commercial hub in North Carolina. Its modern city center, which is referred to as Uptown, is home to the Levine Museum of the New South, which explores post–Civil War history in the South, and hands-on science displays at Discovery Place. Uptown is also known for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which celebrates the sport of auto racing through interactive exhibits and films.
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