In 2006–2008, Whites represented 88.1 percent of the total 90-andover population. Blacks represented 7.6 percent of the 90-and-over population and Asians represented 2.2 percent. About 4 percent of the 90-and-older population reported themselves to be… [ Get More Details ]
Growth of older population by age group, 1990-2008
In 2008, the 65-74 age group (20.1 million) was over 9 times larger than in 1900. In contrast, the 75-84 group (13 million) was 17 times larger and the 85… [ Get More Details ]
Change in 100+ population between 1990 and 2006
In 2006, there was a 97% increase in the number of Americans aged 100 and older compared to 1990 (73,674 in 2006 compared to 37,306 in 1990).
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Older American education levels
Among the 90-and-older population, about one-third (33.7 percent) stopped after high school graduation. Nearly 28 percent continued their education beyond high school, about half of whom completed a bachelor’s degree… [ Get More Details ]