What it means
Though demographic diversity can be measured in a number of ways, the focus here is on age diversity. There has been a concern about "brain-drain" on the Cape over the past several decades, particularly as housing and other costs of living here have risen rapidly. The latest population estimate does indicate that the Cape has a smaller share of its population in the younger age cohorts than in the US or the state. The data also show a significantly larger share of the population is retirement age or older.
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|Source: American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates|