Silver Book Fact

Every day, more than 6,000 Americans celebrate their 65th birthday.

Every day, more than 6,000 Americans celebrate their 65th birthday.

Categories

  • Today's Older Population

Related Facts

  • 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%.  
  • 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.  
  • Racial and ethnic makeup of older population
    In the United States in 2013, 21.2% of the older population were members of racial or ethnic minority populations.  
  • Older adults’ health expenditures
    More than 12 percent of older adults’ expenditures are spent on health.  
  • Grandparents as primary caregiver
    About 471,000 grandparents age 65 or more had the primary responsibility for their grandchildren who lived with them.