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Older adults living outside of metropolitan areas, 2013

In 2013, about 20 percent of older Americans did not live in metropolitan areas.

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
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  • Today's Older Population

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