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Brick's Senior Population is Still Growing

Report: younger people moving to more urbanized areas

Patch File Photo: Daniel Nee
Patch File Photo: Daniel Nee
Brick Township's senior citizen population increased between 2000 and 2012 despite the recession that some experts say have pushed more people to urban areas.

The report from the Star-Ledger, released Monday, said Brick Township's senior citizen population rose from 14,802 in 2000 to 16,069 in 2012.

The Ledger report focused on statewide population trends that show the median age for outer-ring suburbs – towns on the fringe of the Philadelphia or New York metropolitan areas – have increased since many so-called "millennials," people born between the mid-1980s and early 2000s, are moving to more urban-style areas with walkable downtowns and quick access to public transportation.

The story quoted Tim Evans, research director at New Jersey Future, as saying outer-ring suburbs often make their residents car-dependent and may not necessarily meet the needs of an older populace.

The Star-Ledger report can be read in its entirety here.
Not So Dumb June 03, 2014 at 10:05 AM
Would you rather the heroin dealers pay the taxes for the schools and the recreation department.
Bricktown Lew June 03, 2014 at 11:25 AM
Better the seniors than drunk, drugged, sleep deprived, road rage-filled adults that shouldn't even be on a bike nevermind operating an automobile.
Andy Pat June 03, 2014 at 01:41 PM
So what percentage of the growing senior population is due to new seniors moving into town as opposed to longer term residents who become seniors by aging? Also, many baby boomers' children are now of age to move and are choosing less expensive states with greater job opportunities. These are important drill downs of the changing demographic.
BBW June 05, 2014 at 12:43 PM
So check out the new article on the Patch about new EMS price scheduling.
BBW June 05, 2014 at 12:48 PM
By the way the long time residents of the town either wind up in a nursing home, hospital and or get dumped by their families who don't want to take their older parents to the doctor for a visit, they just call in as an emergency and have the squads pick up the "problem" to dump in the hospital.

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