Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Colorado Voters are Old

The 2010 U.S. Census reports that the average age of U.S. voters is almost 50 years old. In two recent surveys of registered likely Colorado voters in Denver and Larimer counties, the average voting age population is even older. In Denver County, one-half the electorate is 56 years old or older and in Larimer County it’s 57 years old.

More than ten percent of the electorate in each county is 75 years old. Census data points out one of the fastest growing segments of the population is people 85 years old and older.

Baby Boomers (45 to 65) continue to dominate the Colorado electorate with slightly more than 43 percent of voters.  The percentage of Millenniums (under 44 years old) and seniors (above 65) is closely balanced between a quarter and 30 percent of voters in each age group.

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