Silver Book Fact

Older population increase between 1900 and 2010

The older population increased by 37 million between 1900 and 2010.

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators on Well-Being; 2012. http://www.agingstats.gov/agingstatsdotnet/Main_Site/Data/2012_Documents/docs/EntireChartbook.pdf. Accessed July 1, 2015

Reference

Title
Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators on Well-Being
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Today's Older Population

Related Facts

  • Physical activity in older adults with reduced physical or cognitive function
    39.3% of people 65 and over with reduced physical or cognitive function participated in some sort of physical activity in 2012.  
  • 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.  
  • Average hospital stay for 65+ population, 2007
    The average length of hospital stay for Americans age 65+ in 2007 was 5.6 days–compared to 4.8 days for Americans of all ages.  
  • 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.  
  • Number of Persons 65+, 1900-2003
    Number of Persons 65+, 1900-2003 (numbers in millions)