The data and the dollars say that while home buyers age 35 and younger demand attention, it’s the 55 and older group that demand the love.

There are 3,143 counties (or equivalent regional districts) in the United States. Exactly 13 of them qualify for both of two population pattern rules. Rule one, 6 in 10 or more of the area’s households must be headed by someone aged 55 or greater; and rule two, the county must have 20,000 or more of such households (headed by someone 55+).

Ten of the 13 counties that fit the bill are in Florida, two are in Arizona, and one is in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Here’s a look at the geography of how all those counties filter down to 13, using those two criteria together.

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