Check out the Patch Facts column for June 7.
1. Special night: The Stoneham High School Senior Banquet is slated for 6 p.m. at the school, according to the high school website. 2. Get blogging: Interested in blogging on Stoneham Patch? You can get started here. 3. Sold! Check out some of the recent home sales in the Stoneham area in our latest Sold! column at 10 a.m. Thursday. 4. How old are Stonehamites? Curious where Stoneham ranks in age in the Greater Boston area? Find out in our data story. 5. Sneak peek: Looking to buy a new home in Stoneham? If so, check out our latest sampling of open houses slated for the weekend in our House Hunt column, which is published at 10 a.m. Friday. For more information, visit our events calendar.
A look at the age of the population in the area.
How old are Stonehamites? Stoneham has the largest percentage of people over the age of 65 in the Greater Boston region, according to data by the U.S. Census Bureau. At 18.6 percent, Stoneham ranks atop the list of communities with a population over the age of 65, followed by Lynnfield at 18.1 percent and Saugus at 17.5 percent. Stoneham also ranks second to Saugus (15.9 percent) with a population of 55-64 year olds at 14 percent. A community's age counts for a lot. It helps the local government determine what types of services to offer in good times and where to cut back during a downturn. The numbers below were provided by the 2010 U.S. Census, except for the Boston neighborhood breakdowns, which were determined using the City of Boston…