Which North Carolina counties have older populations?
By Evan Galloway, Julie Spero
Jan 28, 2019
In rural counties, the proportion of the population older than 65 has grown faster than it has in urban counties, particularly in the Western and Northeastern regions of the state.
Counties with larger metropolitan areas tend to have a greater proportion of younger residents.
Hoke and Onslow counties are projected to have the lowest proportions of adults 65 and older in the state by 2037. Both counties also have strong ties to large military bases (Fort Bragg and Camp LeJeune).