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Survey says -- PA is a top US retirement destination

January 9th, 2013 - 7:24pm

(Port Angeles) -- A new survey reveals Port Angeles is one of the top retirement destinations in the western United States.

The study from the research division of the American City Business Journals ranks Port Angeles third among 119 markets.

The survey used U-S Census data to determine six categories related to those 65 and older.

Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce executive director Russ Veenema says he's not surprised that Port Angeles finished near the top, adding a lot of people nationwide are interested in the north Olympic Peninsula.

The survey looked at the percentage of seniors in the area's total population, the median age and tracked the migration of seniors.

The survey also placed Oak Harbor, Mount Vernon and Olympia in the top 20.

The top two places on the regional list are in Arizona -- Prescott and Lake Havasu City-Kingman.

Six of the next seven slots, though, are occupied by markets in Oregon or Washington.


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