In 2013, more than 60 percent of older adults lived in just 13 states: California, Florida, Texas, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, Georgia, Virginia, and… [ Get More Details ]
Older Americans in nursing homes
Around 1.3 million elderly Americans are currently in nursing homes (around half are age 85 and older).
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Aging of the U.S. population from 1950 to 2004
Between 1950 and 2004, the U.S. population got older. During that time, the under 18 population fell from 31% to 25% of the total population; while the 55-64 population grew… [ Get More Details ]
In 2009, around 2.6 million Americans celebrated their 65th birthday.