Silver Book Fact

Older women who live alone

In 2014, 46 percent of older women lived alone.

Administration on Aging. A Profile of Older Americans: 2014; 2015. https://www.acl.gov/sites/default/files/Aging%20and%20Disability%20in%20America/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

  • Falls among older adults
    An older adults suffers a fall that requires an emergency room visit every 15 seconds. Every 29 minutes, an older American dies as a result of a fall.  
  • Medical expenditures of older Americans, 2013
    The average out-of-pocket cost for health care expenditures for older Americans in 2013 was $5,069.  
  • 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…  
  • Increase in number of Americans who will reach 65 in next 20 years
    Between 2003 and 2013, the number of Americans who will reach 65 over the next 20 years increased by 20.7%.  
  • Older Americans as percentage of population
    More than 1 in 8 (12.9%) of the US population is an older American.