I have been managing the content on this site for about 5 years now, and I thought that I had covered most of the major cities in the US. Of course, since there are over 40,000 assisted living facilities in the US, naturally I probably won’t have them all on this site. Additionally, every day there seems to be a new facility being built somewhere in the US – or even several at a time.
I realized today that I had neglected to include assisted living for Auburn, Alabama on the site. This is a pretty big town of close to 60,000 people (depending on who you get your information from).
One of the reasons may be that, relatively speaking, Auburn has a pretty small senior population – something like 6-7% of the total population for Auburn. This, compared to the national average of 12.4% is pretty low. Still, there are thousands of residents over the age of 65 in Auburn, so I think this was a worthwhile market to add to the site.
One reason this percentage may be a bit low is because Auburn is a college town. I have noticed in my efforts to add cities and markets that any time there is a large college population in a town, the senior population is much lower in terms of percentage.