This annual summary uses information from the US Census Bureau, the National Center for Health Care Statistics, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics to display the demographic shift, as well as the health, geographic distribution and economic changes of those over 65 in the United States. This report found that 13.3 percent of the population is 65 and older, but this demographic is expected to grow to 21 percent by 2040. Changes from previous summaries are analyzed and projections are made.
Administration for Community Living
demographic; US Census Bureau; national center for health care statistics; bureau of labor statistics; employment; marital status; living arrangements; racial composition; income; poverty; ADLs; health insurance, private pay; medicare