Silver Book Fact

Older Americans living below poverty line, 2013

In 2013, 9.5% of older Americans were below the poverty line, an increase of 0.4% since 2012.

Administration on Aging. A Profile of Older Americans: 2014; 2015. http://www.aoa.acl.gov/Aging_Statistics/Profile/2014/docs/2014-Profile.pdf. Accessed July 1, 2015

Reference

Title
A Profile of Older Americans: 2014
Publication Date
2015
Authors
Administration on Aging
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Today's Older Population

Related Facts

  • Older women who live alone
    In 2014, 46 percent of older women lived alone.  
  • Emergency room visits due to falls, 2007-2011
    In 2011, 6,893.5 per 100,000 older adults aged 65 and over visited the emergency room due to falls, an increase of 1658.4 per 100,000 since 2007.  
  • Office visits with doctors among older population
    In 2007, older Americans averaged 7.1 office visits with doctors–compared to 3.7 for Americans ages 45-65.  
  • Percentage of population that is an older American
    14.1 percent of the population of the United States is considered to be an older American.  
  • Increase in older population, 1900-2014
    There were 13 times more older Americans in 2014 than there were in 1900 – an increase from 3.1 million to 44.7 million.