The Transylvania Times -

Church To Present Challenges Of Aging


Data from the 2010 national census indicates that the population of Transylvania County includes 7,303 people ages 60 – 74 and 3,903 ages 75 and up. That total of 11,206 individuals represents 34 percent of the local population. When the 2000 census was taken, 28 percent of the population had reached 60 or higher. When the 1990 census was taken the percentage was 24.6 percent.

When care givers, those in the medical profession, and other service people are added to the mix, clearly over half of the population are seniors or are involved with the care of seniors.

It is for those reasons...

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