Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Older Americans Month Census Facts

President Obama proclaimed May, 2012 as "Older Americans Month". This year's theme of "Older Americans Month" is "Never Too Old to Play".  Every Year the U.S. Census Bureau provides a fact sheet to celebrate this month. 

Here are some highlights from this fact sheet:
  • 40.3 million people in the U.S.were 65 or older in 2010
  • $31,408 is the median income of householders 65 and older
  • 9% is the poverty rate for people 65 and older
  • 6.7 million people 65 or older were in the workforce in 2010 and this is projected to increase to 11.1 million by 2018
  • 81% of householders age 65 or older owned their own homes in 2010.
  • 74.1 was the median age of the 65 and older population in 2010.
  • 9.1 million veterans of the armed services are age 65 or older
The full census report can be found here.

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