SENIOR INFORMATION

From The U.S. Census Bureau

  1. In 2007 the state with highest number of people 65 and older was California. Florida was #2, with 3.1 million people 65 and older.

  2. The State with highest percentage of population 65 and older in 2007 was Florida, with 17%.  States with the next-highest percentages of older people included West Virginia (15.5 percent) and Pennsylvania (15.2 percent).
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    In May 2009, the U.S. Census Bureau Offered     A Profile of America’s Senior Citizens Today

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The 2010 U.S. Census will help to determine how more than $400 billion will be allocated to communities across the country. 

7 WAYS TO

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM CENSUS

FRAUDS AND SCAMS


  1. 1. When you get the 2010    

    U.S. Census form in the    

    mail, complete it and    

    send it back before the

    Census Day deadline on    

    April 1, 2010. 


  1. 2. If you do not return the    

    Census form by April 1,    

    2010, a Census worker    

    will come to your door    

    and ask you the Census    

    questions in person.


  1. 3. DO NOT invite strangers

    into your home.  Have the    

    Census worker remain    

    outside to ask questions.


  1. 4. ASK to see Identification.  

    Census workers should

    always show you:

     - a Census Bureau Badge

     - a Handheld Device

     - a Census Bureau Bag

     - a Confidentiality Notice


  1. 5. DO NOT give out your

     - social security number

     - credit card numbers

     - bank account numbers

     - donations or money


  1. 6. Census workers will NOT

    contact you by email.


  1. 7. DO NOT click on any

    emails or attachments       

    that say they are from the

    U.S. Census Bureau.       

  1. People 65 and older in the United States on July 1, 2007 was  37.9 million. 

  2. In 2007 American Seniors accounted for 13% of the total population.

  3. The number of Seniors in the United States in 2010 is estimated to be more than 40.6 million.

  4. The projected population of people 65 and older in 2050 is predicted to be more than 88.5 million, approximately 20 percent of the total population at that time.
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The 2007 the median Income of households   with head of households 65 and older was about $28,305.

  The Poverty rate for people 65 and older in 2007 was 9.7%.

  1. In 2004 the median net worth for families in 2004 whose head of household was between 65 and 74 was $190,100.
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  1. In 2007 more than 9 million of the Senior population were Veterans, having had served the United States in the military.
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  1.   More than 9 million Seniors were Veterans.

  2. The number of people 65 and older who were in the labor force in 2007 was 5.8 million  (15%). 

  3.   U.S. Census projections suggest that by 2016 the number of Seniors in the workforce will reach more than 10.1 million.
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74% of people age 65 and older in 2007 had at least a high school diploma.

19% of American Seniors in 2007 had a bachelor’s degree or higher.

  1.   7.3 million of people 65 and older took/take adult education courses.
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54% of people 65 and older reported being married in 2007.

31% of people 65 and older in 2007 were  widowed.

  1. 65% of people 65 and older in 2007 lived with relatives.

  2.   Another 27 percent lived alone.

  3. 1.5 million people 65 and older (4%) lived in nursing facilities (nursing homes and/or skilled nursing facilities) in 2007.

  4. 5 percent lived in group quarters (assisted living facilities).   

  5.   2 percent lived in a household with non-relatives.

  6.   6 percent lived in their children’s home. 
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78% of Citizens 65 and older were registered to vote in the 2006 congressional election

  1.   62% of Citizens 65 and older who voted: 63%
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  1. 80% of Seniors owned their homes in  2007. This compares with 42% for house holders younger than 35 years old.
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In 2007, the ratio of men to women for Seniors aged 65 and older was  73 men to every 100 women. For those 85 and older, it dropped to 48 men to every 100 women.

The number of people 85 and older in the United States (2007):  5.5 million.

The estimated number of U.S. Seniors 100 years and older at the end of 2008 was 96,548.

  1. Projected number of centenarians in the United States in 2050:  601,000.
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SENIOR POPULATION GROWTH

SENIOR INCOME AND WEALTH

AGING SENIOR VETERANS

WORKING SENIORS

SENIORS’ EDUCATION

SENIOR MARITAL STATUS & LIVING ARRANGEMENTS

SENIOR VOTERS

NATIONAL POPULATION DISTRIBUTION

SENIOR HOMEOWNERS

STATE POPULATION DISTRIBUTION

SENIORS AND BABY BOOMERS RIVAL YOUNGER GENERATIONS IN COMPUTER & INTERNET USE

Individuals Age 65 And Older 
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  1. 77% shop online

  2. 94% regularly use email

  3. 71% read the news online

  4. 59% use the internet for finances or banking

  5. 71% look for medical and health-related information

Baby Boomers 
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  1. 93%  of use email

  2. 71% of shop online

  3. 73% read the news online

  4. 67% search online for most information

  5. 66% pay bills online

 

U.S. Census workers will carry a canvas U.S. Census bag (shown above), and be able to show you their badge, a handheld Census device and a  confidentiality notice.

The Senior population is the fastest growing

computer user group in the United States.

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