In three months, there will be more people age 60 and older living in Colorado than residents younger than 18. That’s according to the 2023 population estimate from the state demographer’s office, shared this week by Gov. Jared Polis during a conference about employing older workers.
Colorado’s median age is getting higher — 37.2 in 2020, up from 36.1 in 2010, according to the U.S. Census — and adults are working longer. The day-long Age-Inclusive Management Strategies conference tackled misperceptions of older employees and also how employers can keep them in the labor force.
Gov. Jared Polis at the Age-Inclusive Management Strategies conference held in Denver on Sept. 28, 2022. (Tamara Chuang, The Colorado Sun)
But first, in other local economic news, Colorado business leaders apparently took one look at inflation and rising interest rates and changed their minds about where the state’s economy is…