Statistics: A Statistical Profile of Older Americans Aged 65+

Source: Administration on Aging, Snapshots, 2008


Statistics: A Statistical Profile of Older Americans Aged 65+

▪ Older men were much more likely to be married than older women-72% of men, 42% of women in 2006. 43% of all older women in 2006 were widows.
▪ About 30 percent (10.7 million) noninstitutionalized older persons live alone (7.8 million women, 2.9 million men).
▪ Half of older women age 75+ live alone.


A Statistical Profile Of Black Older Americans Aged 65+

▪ The Black or African American older population was 3.1 million in 2006 and is projected to grow to over 10.4 million by 2050. In 2006, African American persons made up 8.3 percent of the older population.
▪ By 2050, the percentage of the older population that is African American is projected to account for 12 percent of the older population.

A Statistical Profile of Hispanic Older Americans Aged 65+

▪ The Hispanic older population was 2.4 million in 2006 and is projected to grow to over 15 million by 2050. In 2006, Hispanic persons made up 6.4 percent of the older population.
▪ By 2050, the percentage of the older population that is Hispanic is projected to account for 17.5 percent of the older population.
▪ By 2028, the Hispanic population aged 65 and older is projected to be the largest racial/ethnic minority in this age group.

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