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Silver Collar Cities
Based on statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the following metro areas qualify as “silver collar cities” where large percentages of workers continue employment past retirement age. A common denominator is large concentrations of government employers and educational institutions as well as retired white-collar executives who become consultants.
- Washington, D.C. — 30.2%
- Anchorage, Alaska — 28.6%
- Madison, Wisconsin — 28 .1%
- Southern Connecticut: Bridgeport, Stamford, Norwalk — 27.6%
- Trenton, New Jersey — 26%
- Houston, Texas — 25.9
- Des Moines, Iowa — 25.9%
- Salt Lake City, Utah — 25.8 %
- Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas — 25.6%
- Denver, Colorado — 25.2%
Daniel Fisher, “America’s Silver - Collar Capitals,” Forbes.com, November 2010.