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Population: Age 65 and over
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes
2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Data
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Value (Percent)
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People (Age 65 And Over)
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Rank within US
(of 52 states)
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United States 15.6 50,783,796 N/A
Florida 20.1 4,205,428 1
Maine 20.0 267,568 2
Puerto Rico 19.7 653,736 3
West Virginia 19.4 352,114 4
Vermont 18.8 117,264 5
Delaware 18.2 174,174 6
Montana 18.2 190,711 7
Pennsylvania 17.8 2,281,720 8
Hawaii 17.8 253,606 9
New Hampshire 17.5 235,795 10
South Carolina 17.2 863,558 11
Oregon 17.2 709,555 12
Arizona 17.1 1,206,748 13
New Mexico 16.9 352,687 14
Rhode Island 16.8 177,889 15
Connecticut 16.8 601,053 16
Iowa 16.7 525,522 17
Michigan 16.7 1,666,343 18
Ohio 16.7 1,941,294 19
Arkansas 16.6 498,778 20
Alabama 16.5 804,881 21
Missouri 16.5 1,006,725 22
Wisconsin 16.5 953,571 23
South Dakota 16.3 141,534 24
Massachusetts 16.2 1,107,089 25
New York 16.1 3,146,306 26
Tennessee 16.0 1,075,124 27
Kentucky 16.0 710,138 28
New Jersey 15.9 1,410,285 29
North Carolina 15.9 1,628,013 30
Wyoming 15.7 91,462 31
Mississippi 15.4 461,022 32
Kansas 15.4 449,327 33
Minnesota 15.4 858,698 34
Idaho 15.4 264,889 35
Nevada 15.4 457,181 36
Nebraska 15.4 294,069 37
Indiana 15.4 1,023,588 38
Oklahoma 15.3 603,394 39
Illinois 15.2 1,942,534 40
Washington 15.1 1,117,673 41
Virginia 15.0 1,271,946 42
Maryland 15.0 902,678 43
Louisiana 15.0 698,018 44
North Dakota 14.9 112,883 45
California 14.0 5,486,041 46
Colorado 13.8 773,706 47
Georgia 13.5 1,406,485 48
Texas 12.3 3,462,527 49
District of Columbia 12.1 83,670 50
Alaska 11.2 82,583 51
Utah 10.8 333,949 52
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/16/2021 8:35 pm.
Source: Demographic data provided by the Census Bureau and the American Community Survey.
For more information about Population: Age 65 and over, see the dictionary.
Health Service Areas are a single county or cluster of contiguous counties which are relatively self-contained with respect to hospital care. For more detailed information, please see Health Service Area information page. Puerto Rico is being treated as a Health Service Area for this data presentation.
Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

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