Saturday, May 31, 2014

Older Americans Month Census Facts

President Obama proclaimed May, 2014 as "Older Americans Month". This year's theme of "Older Americans Month" is "Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow.".  Every Year the U.S. Census Bureau provides a fact sheet to celebrate this month. 

Here are some highlights from this fact sheet:
  • 43.1 million people in the U.S.were 65 or older in 2012
  • $33,848 is the median income of householders 65 and older
  • 9% is the poverty rate for people 65 and older
  • 18.2% of Florida's population was 65 or older in 2012.
  • 4.3 million full time year round workers were 65 and older in 2012.
  • 9.6 million veterans of the armed services are age 65 or older
The full census report can be found here.

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