Silver Book Fact

Older population by race, 2006-2008

In 2006–2008, Whites represented 88.1 percent of the total 90-andover population. Blacks represented 7.6 percent of the 90-and-over population and Asians represented 2.2 percent. About 4 percent of the 90-and-older population reported themselves to be of Hispanic origin.

He W, Muenchrath N. 90+ in the United States: 2006-2008. Washington, DC: US Census Bureau; 2011. https://www.census.gov/library/publications/2011/acs/acs-17.html

Reference

Title
90+ in the United States: 2006-2008
Publisher
US Census Bureau
Publication Date
2011
Authors
He W, Muenchrath N
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Today's Older Population

Related Facts

  • Number of older adults who experience depression
    About 7 million older adults experience depression.  
  • Older adults in labor force, 2014
    There were 8.4 million older adults in the labor force in 2014, 4.6 million of whom were men, and 3.8 million of whom were women.  
  • Older adults living outside of metropolitan areas, 2013
    In 2013, about 20 percent of older Americans did not live in metropolitan areas.  
  • 65 and older population since 1900
    Since 1900, the 65 and older population has doubled 3 times.  
  • Flu vaccines among older adults
    Between January and June of 2014, 71% of older Americans reported that they had received a flu vaccine in the past year.