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Age-Friendly Communities

In the DVRPC region, population is forecasted to increase by 11% between 2010 and 2040, while those over age 65 will increase by 58%. The City of Philadelphia has the largest number of those over age 60 (276,000 people) of the ten largest cities in the United States (2010), and this is expected to double by 2035. In response, DVRPC seeks to address ways that planners and policymakers can make places better for aging, specifically around transportation, housing, and public spaces. Read more about DVRPC's efforts.

DVRPC Demographics

DVRPC 2040 Population Forecasts
Equity Analysis
Municipalities Allowing Accessory Dwelling Units

DVRPC Reports


Additional Resources

Local Age-Friendly Efforts

Area Agencies on Aging

International and National Resources

Senior Housing

Age-Friendly Business Programs

Senior Playgrounds

Maps of Aging

Transportation Needs

Karin MorrisDirector of Community Planning
Air Quality Partnership
Economic Development District

190 N Independence Mall West, 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106-1520