Metro DC Pediatric and Family Practices Thriving in Suburbs
As Generation Z have now surpassed Millennials as the largest generation in the US, so has their demand for healthcare services.
November 20, 2019
- As Generation Z, or children and adolescents born between 2000 and 2017, have now surpassed Millennials as the largest generation in the US, so has their demand for healthcare services. Last year approximately 94% of children under 18 visited a family practice or pediatrician in contrast to the nearly 1 in 4 millennials who have not had a physical in five years. As physicians and practitioners aim to improve access to children’s health, close proximity to their patient population is critical.
- In the map above, the darker blue areas show where the highest pediatric population exists today, and green shows pockets of high growth of children over the next five years. The orange dots are showing existing family and pediatric practices. Areas where those practices have limited concentration in the green areas show potential opportunities for family doctors or pediatricians to consider expansion based on the high projected pediatric population growth there.
- Growth is most significant in Virginia, particularly Loudoun County, where 31% of the population is under 18 with 20,000 new child births projected over the next five years. In contrast, DC’s pediatric population will grow by 4% by 2024 with 6,000 new child births.
Source: JLL Research, ESRI, Definitive Healthcare