Silver Book Fact

U.S. life expectancy after age 65

A person who reaches the age of 65 in the U.S. has an average life expectancy of an additional 18.5 years (19.8 years for females; 16.8 for males).

Administration on Aging. A Profile of Older Americans: 2005. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2005. http://assets.aarp.org/rgcenter/general/profile_2005.pdf. Accessed June 30, 2015

Reference

Title
A Profile of Older Americans: 2005
Publisher
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Administration on Aging
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Life Expectancy

Related Facts

  • Additional life expectancy at age 85 in 2009 by gender
    In 2009, those who reached the age of 85 could expect to live an additional 7 years for women and an additional 5.9 years for men.  
  • Life expectancy trends in 20th century
    During the twentieth century, life expectancy at birth increased from 48 to 74 years for men, and from 51 to almost 80 years for women.  
  • U.S. life expectancy rankings in 2004
    The United States ranked 9th for men and women in life expectancy at 65 years of age in 2004.  
  • Life expectancy by gender between 2003 and 2013
    The life expectancy for men in 2013 was 1.9 years longer than it was in 2003, and 1.5 years longer for women than it was in 2003. In 2013, women could…  
  • Life expectancy at birth in 2004
    In 2004, the life expectancy at birth reached an all-time high of 77.9 years – 75.2 for men and 80.4 for women.