Silver Book Fact

Increase in 65+ Americans between 1994 and 2004

There were 36.3 million Americans age 65 and older in 2004, an increase of 3.1 million (9.3%) since 1994.

Administration on Aging. A Profile of Older Americans: 2005. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2005. https://www.acl.gov/sites/default/files/Aging%20and%20Disability%20in%20America/2005profile.pdf. Accessed June 30, 2015

Reference

Title
A Profile of Older Americans: 2005
Publisher
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Administration on Aging
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Today's Older Population

Related Facts

  • U.S. population over age 65 and over age 85 in 2006
    37 million (12% of the population) Americans were age 65 and older in 2006. This population grew from 3 million to 37 million over the 20th century. There were just…  
  • Older Americans in nursing homes
    Around 1.3 million elderly Americans are currently in nursing homes (around half are age 85 and older).  
  • Death rates between 1990 and 2007
    Between 1990 and 2007, death rates for the 65-84 population declined–by 41.6% for men ages 65-74 and 29.5% for men ages 75-84.  
  • Older U.S. population by gender
    There are about 5.5 million more older women in the United States than older men.  
  • Older Americans who live alone
    In 2014, about 12.5 million older Americans (non-institutionalized) lived alone.