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Different parts of America are aging in different ways. In some areas, the young
leave for jobs and schooling while older adults age-in-place. In other areas, immigration or
high fertility rates more than offset growth in the elderly population with new children.
Trends like these result in counties' widely divergent age structures, which are reflected
in "population pyramids." Take a look at a few of the examples, below. These charts show the
future: a broad base means fast growth, a straight trunk means slow. Of course, Towner County, North Dakota
is a bit more
Source: Census 2000 analyzed by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN).
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