Silver Book Fact

Increase in ethnic/minority populations in older adults, 2003 to 2013

The percentage of older adults of racial and ethnic populations has increased by 3.7 percent between 2003 and 2013.

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

  • Older U.S. population by gender
    There are about 5.5 million more older women in the United States than older men.  
  • Increase in older population between 2012 and 2013
    Between 2012 and 2013, there was a 1.6 million net increase in the 65+ population.  
  • Older population living in long-term care facilities
    The ratio of the 65 and older population living in long-term care facilities has decreased.  
  • Tobacco smoking as a major risk factor
    Worldwide, tobacco smoking (including second-hand smoke) was 1 of the top 3 leading risk factors for disease and contributed to an estimated 6.2 million deaths in 2010.  
  • Older adult population increase between 2003 and 2013
    In 2003, the older adult population (those 65 and over) was 8.8 million. In 2013, this number increased 24.7% to 44.7 million.