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Older Americans Month:
A meeting with the
The number of people who were 65 and older in
Projected population of people 65 and older in 2060. People in this age group would comprise just over one in five U.S. residents at that time. Of this number, 18.2 million would be 85 or older.
Projected number of baby boomers in 2060. At that time, the youngest baby boomers would be 96 years old.
The year in which, for the first time, the population 65 and older would outnumber people younger than 18 in the U.S.
Income and Poverty
The 2012 median income of households with householders 65 and older, not significantly different from the previous year.
The percent of people 65 and older (3.9 million) who were in poverty in 2012.
Median net worth for householders 65 and older in 2011, down from
Percent supplemental poverty rate for those 65 and older, equating to 6.4 million people. Excluding
Serving Our Nation
Estimated number of people 65 and older who were veterans of the armed forces in 2012.
Labor force participation rate for men 65 and older in 2012, up from 17.6 percent in 1990 and significantly higher than the rate for women 65 and older at 13.4 percent (8.4 percent in 1990).
Number of full-time, year-round workers 65 and older with earnings in 2012, up from 1.3 million in 1992.
Proportion of people 65 and older in 2013 who had completed high school or higher education.
Percentage of the population 65 and older in 2013 who had earned a bachelor's degree or higher.
Marital Status and Living Arrangements
Percentage of people 65 and older who were married in 2013.
Percentage of people 65 and older in 2013 who were widowed.
Computer and Internet Use
The percentage of those 65 and older who reported living in homes with computers in 2011. Additionally, 45.5 percent accessed the Internet either from home or elsewhere.
Percentage for those 65 and older who reported casting a ballot in the 2012 presidential election.
Percentage of householders 65 and older who owned their homes as of fourth quarter 2013.
On the Map
Percentage of the population in
The number of people age 100 and older counted by the 2010 Census.
For every 100 centenarian women, the number of centenarian men in 2010.
In 2010, percentage of centenarian men who lived with others in a household, the most common living arrangement for this group. For their female counterparts, the most common living arrangement was residing in a nursing home (35.2 percent).
Number of centenarians per 10,000 people in
Following is a list of observances typically covered by the Census Bureau's Facts for Features series:
African-American History Month (February)
Hispanic Heritage Month (
Women's History Month (March)
Unmarried and Single Americans Week
Irish-American Heritage Month (March)/
American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month
Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (May)
Older Americans Month (May)
The Holiday Season (December)
Hurricane Season Begins (
Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (
Back to School (August)
Editor's note: The preceding data were collected from a variety of sources and may be subject to sampling variability and other sources of error. Profile America Facts for Features are customarily released about two months before an observance in order to accommodate magazine production timelines. Questions or comments should be directed to the
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