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The Older Population in the United States: March 2000

Detailed Tables (PPL-147) 

    These tables present data on the demographic, social, and economic characteristics of the civilian noninstitutionalized population aged 55 years and over in the United States, based on the results of the Annual Demographic Supplement to the March 2000 Current Population Survey (CPS). Topics covered include geographic distribution, age and sex distribution, marital status, household type and size, educational attainment, labor force status, employment status, occupational characteristics, family income, and poverty status. Data are presented for the United States. Tables 1-5 and 7-21 provide data for the population aged 55 years and over and table 6 provides data on family type by size and age of householder for the population aged 65 years and over.

    1 NOTE: Percentages are rounded to the nearest tenth of a percent; therefore, the percentages in a distribution do not always add to exactly 100 percent. The totals, however, are always shown as 100. Moreover, individual figures are rounded to the nearest thousand without being adjusted to group totals, which are independently rounded; percentages are based on the unrounded numbers.

    Symbols Used in the Tables
    The minus symbol (-) Represents zero or rounds to zero

    Source of the Data
    The estimates in this report come from data obtained in March 2000 from the Current Population Survey (CPS). The Census Bureau conducts the CPS every month, although this report uses only data from the March survey.

    Accuracy of the Estimates
    Statistics from surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error. All comparisons presented in this report have taken sampling errors into account and meet the Census Bureau's standards for statistical significance. Nonsampling errors in surveys may be attributed to a variety of sources, such as how the survey was designed, how respondents interpret questions, how able and willing respondents are to provide correct answers, and how accurately the answers are coded and classified. The Census Bureau employs quality control procedures throughout the production process - including the overall design of surveys, the wording of questions, review of the work of interviewers and coders, and statistical review of reports. The Current Population Survey employs ratio estimation, where by sample estimates are adjusted to independent estimates of the national population by age, race, sex, and Hispanic origin. This weighting partially corrects for bias due to undercoverage, but how it affects different variables in the survey is not precisely known. Moreover, biases may also be present when people who are missed in the survey differ from those interviewed in ways other than the categories used in weighting (age, race, sex, and Hispanic origin). All of these considerations affect comparisons across different surveys or data sources.

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    Table 1. Population by Age, Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin: March 2000 [XLS - 39K] [TXT - 23K]

    Table 2. Marital Status of the Population 55 Years and Over by Age and Sex: March 2000 [XLS - 19K] [TXT - 4.7K]

    Table 3. Household Type by Age of Householder 55 Years and Over: March 2000 [XLS - 17K] [TXT - 2.2K]

    Table 4. Family and Nonfamily Household Type by Age of Householder 55 Years and Over: March 2000 [XLS - 18K] [TXT - 3.0K]

    Table 5. Household Type by Size and Age of Householder 55 Years and Over: March 2000 [XLS - 20K] [TXT - 5.0K]

    Table 6. Family Type by Size and Age of Householder: March 2000 [XLS - 18K] [TXT - 3.8K]

    Table 7. Educational Attainment of the Population 25 Years and Over by Age and Sex: March 2000 [XLS - 25K] [TXT - 11K]

    Table 8. Foreign-Born Population Age 55 Years and Over by Sex, Citizenship Status, Year of Entry, and Age: March 2000 [XLS - 25K] [TXT - 11K]

    Table 9. Labor Force Status of the Civilian Population 55 Years and Over by Age and Sex: March 2000 [XLS - 17K] [TXT - 2.8K]

    Table 10. Employment Status of the Population 55 Years and Over in the Civilian Labor Force by Age and Sex: March 2000 [XLS - 18K] [TXT - 2.8K]

    Table 11. Major Occupation Group of the Employed Civilian Population 55 Years and Over by Age and Sex: March 2000 [XLS - 18K] [TXT - 6.6K]

    Table 12. Detailed Occupation Group of the Employed Civilian Population 55 Years and Over by Age and Sex: March 2000 [XLS - 22K] [TXT - 9.3K]

    Table 13. Total Money Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers 55 Years and Over by Age and Sex: 1999 [XLS - 22K] [TXT - 8.1K]

    Table 14. Total Money Income of Households by Type, and Age of Householder 55 Years and Over: 1999 [XLS - 23K] [TXT - 8.8K]

    Table 15. Total Money Income of Families by Type, and Age of Householder 55 Years and Over: 1999 [XLS - 25K] [TXT - 11K]

    Table 16. Population Age 55 Years and Over by Poverty Status in 1999 by Sex and Age [XLS - 17K] [TXT - 2.4K]

    Table 17. Poverty Status of Families in 1999 by Family Type and Age of Householder 55 Years and Over [XLS - 18K] [TXT - 3.0K]

    Table 18. Householders Age 55 and Over by Tenure, Household Type, and Age: March 2000 [XLS - 17K] [TXT - 2.7K]

    Table 19. Householders Age 55 Years and Over by Tenure, Family Type, and Age: March 2000 [XLS - 19K] [TXT - 3.9K]

    Table 20. Householders Age 55 Years and Over by Region, Sex, and Age: March 2000 [XLS - 19K] [TXT - 3.6K]

    Table 21. Householders Age 55 Years and Over by Metropolitan-Nonmetropolitan Residence, Sex and Age: March 2000 [XLS - 18K] [TXT - 3.9K]


    Footnotes

    1 NOTE: Percentages are rounded to the nearest tenth of a percent; therefore, the percentages in a distribution do not always add to exactly 100 percent. The totals, however, are always shown as 100. Moreover, individual figures are rounded to the nearest thousand without being adjusted to group totals, which are independently rounded; percentages are based on the unrounded numbers.
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