Silver Book Fact

In 2016, there were 27.5 million older women and 21.8 older men in the U.S.

In 2016, there were 27.5 million older women and 21.8 older men in the U.S.

Administration on Aging. A Profile of Older Americans: 2018; 2018. https://www.acl.gov/sites/default/files/Aging%20and%20Disability%20in%20America/2017OlderAmericansProfile.pdf. Accessed May 8, 2018

Reference

Title
A Profile of Older Americans: 2018
Publication Date
2018
Authors
Administration on Aging
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Today's Older Population

Related Facts

  • 100+ population, 2013
    In 2013, 0.15% of the 65+ population was 100 or older.  
  • Percentage of the Population Age 65 and Over, by County and State, 2004
    Percentage of the Population Age 65 and Over, by County and State, 2004  
  • Physical activity in older adults
    More than 40 percent of older adults aged 65-74 engage in regular leisure-time physical activity, while only 27 percent of older adults aged 75+ reported doing so.  
  • Medicare beneficiaries over age 65 and 85 in 2003
    51% of non-institutionalized Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older in 2003 were between 65 and 74 years old; 12% were age 85 and older.  
  • Life Expectancy Increase from 2000 to 2009
    According to the Centers for Disease Control, life expectancy at birth was 76.8 years in 2000, 78.5 in 2009, and 78.7 in 2010.