New York’s 65+ Population Up 26% from 2007-2017

The Center for an Urban Future joined AARP for a conference in Albany on January 21 and provided information on New York’s growing 65+ population. In the 2007-2017 ten year period, the 65+ population rose 26% by 647,045 persons while the under 65 population dropped 1% by 95,375. Seniors 65+ now were 16% of the state’s population in 2017 versus 13% ten years earlier. There were 444,005 persons 85+ in 2017 versus 353,299 in 2007.