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COMMUNITY TYPE

Emptying Nests

Characteristics
  • Home to many retirees and aging baby boomers
  • Slightly older than the U.S. average
  • Less diverse than the nation at large
  • Located primarily in the Midwest and South

Community Type Demographics

Ethnicity

Presidential Election Results

2004
  • 43%
  • Kerry in 2004
  • Kerry
  • 56%
  • Bush in 2004
  • Bush
2008
  • 49%
  • Obama in 2008
  • Obama
  • 49%
  • McCain in 2008
  • McCain

Representative Communities

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Community Type Comparison

Age of Population

Percent Population Age 65 or Older
  • 17%
  • Emptying Nests
  • Emptying Nests
  • 15%
  • College Graduates
  • All Counties
Median Age
  • 45
  • Emptying Nests
  • Emptying Nests
  • 43.6
  • All Counties
  • All Counties
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