North Port, FL has the largest number of workers over age 55, according to CareerBuilder. The company compiled workforce data from the 100 most-populated cities between 2001–2016. The results show where younger workers hold the most jobs and where many jobs may soon open up due to mass retirement.

Key points include:

  • The top cities with the largest increase of a 55+ workforce are:
    • North Port, FL
    • Oklahoma City, OK
    • Virginia Beach, VA
    • Sacramento, CA
    • Spokane, WA  
  • These cities have the highest percentage of workers over 55, with North Port leading at 25.8%:
    • North Port, FL
    • New Haven, CT
    • Pittsburgh, PA
    • Hartford, CT
    • Deltona, FL
  • These cities showed the greatest increase of workers aged 22-34 (Millennials):
    • Madison, WI
    • El Paso, TX
    • Colorado Springs, CO
    • Allentown, PA
    • Austin TX
  • These cities have seen the largest decrease in Millennials in the labor force since 2011:
    • Tucson, AZ
    • San Diego, CA
    • Honolulu, HI
    • Bakersfield, CA
    • Toledo, OH  

Though people are remaining in the workforce longer, aging cities will soon have to attract younger talent to fill vacancies left by retiring workers.  

Source: PR Newswire, CareerBuilder Releases List of U.S. Cities With the Fastest-Aging Workforce