Saturday, May 23, 2015

Older Americans Month Census Facts

May is Older Americans Month. This year's theme of "Older Americans Month" is "Get Into The Act".  Every Year the U.S. Census Bureau provides a fact sheet to celebrate this month. 

Here are some highlights from this fact sheet:
  • 44.7 million people in the U.S.were 65 or older in 2012
  • $35,611 is the median income of householders 65 and older
  • 9.5% is the poverty rate for people 65 and older
  • 18.7% of Florida's population was 65 or older in 2012.
  • 4.9 million full time year round workers were 65 and older in 2012.
  • 9.3 million veterans of the armed services are age 65 or older 
  • 62.4% of those 65 and above accessed the Internet  through a  high - speed Internet connection
The full census report can be found here.

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