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Older Americans Month: May 2018

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Presidential Proclamation 2017

After a meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens, President John F. Kennedy encouraged all Americans to pay tribute to older people across the country by designating May 1963 as Senior Citizens Month. Every president since has issued a formal proclamation during or before the month of May in support of older Americans. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a proclamation changing the name of this observance to Older Americans Month. This month continues to be a time to celebrate the age-65-and-older population through ceremonies, events and public recognition.

Source: 2014 National Population Projections.

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Stats by Topic:

Population Estimates

Source: Population and Housing Unit Estimates.

Income and Poverty

Source: Current Population Survey, 2015 and 2016 Annual Social and Economic Supplements.

Serving Our Nation

Source: 2016 American Community Survey.


Source: 2016 American Community Survey.

Marital Status and Living Arrangements

Source: Current Population Survey, 2017 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.


Source: Current Population Survey/Housing Vacancy Survey, January 30, 2018.

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Note: The table above is cropped at the bottom. Click on the image to see the full table with all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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