Silver Book Fact

Older Americans who live alone

In 2014, about 12.5 million older Americans (non-institutionalized) lived alone.

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

  • Emergency room visits due to falls, 2007-2011
    In 2011, 6,893.5 per 100,000 older adults aged 65 and over visited the emergency room due to falls, an increase of 1658.4 per 100,000 since 2007.  
  • Older population increase between 1900 and 2010
    The older population increased by 37 million between 1900 and 2010.  
  • Older population in 2004
    In 2004, those age 65-74 made up 6.3% of the population and those age 75 and older made up 6.1% of the population.  
  • Living arrangements of Medicare population, 2009
    In 2009, less than 5 percent of the Medicare population aged 65 and over lived in community housing, and 4 percent lived in long-term care facilities.  
  • Total population and older population: United States, 1950-2050
    Total population and older population: United States, 1950-2050