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America Counts: Stories about the Older and Aging Population

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U.S. Poverty Rate Varies by Age Groups
The poverty rate for the nation’s oldest populations was lower than for the youngest but increased in 2022 while child poverty decreased.
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2020 Census: 1 in 6 People in the United States Were 65 and Over
The U.S. population age 65 and over grew from 2010 to 2020 at fastest rate since 1880 to 1890 and reached 55.8 million, a 38.6% increase in just 10 years.
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An Aging U.S. Population With Fewer Children in 2020
The age profiles of states and communities don’t always mirror the national picture.
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U.S. Poverty Rates Differ by Age and County
The South had the highest share of counties with child poverty rates of 40% or more, according to the 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-year estimates.
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Who Are the STEM Workers Under Age 25?
Employment in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations is projected to grow at twice the rate of total employment through 2031.
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Do Disabilities Impact Older People’s Moves to Other Locations?
About 8.3% of people ages 65 and older with a disability and 5.1% without a disability moved during the prior year from 2015-2019.
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U.S. Poverty Rate Is 12.8% but Varies Significantly by Age Groups
The poverty rate for the nation’s oldest and youngest populations was significantly different than the national rate.
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Did COVID-19 Change Retirement Timing?
Despite major disruptions in the labor market, the pandemic had a modest impact on peoples’ retirement timing.
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Who Has Retirement Accounts?
The Survey of Income and Program Participation shows how many people are saving for retirement.
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Revenues for Home Care, Elderly Services Increase as Nation Ages
Service Annual Survey shows revenue increased in select service industries from 2013 to 2020.
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Why Study Aging in Africa, Region With World’s Youngest Population?
A U.S. Census Bureau report provides comprehensive statistics on current and future population aging trends and patterns in Africa.
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Fertility Rates: Declined for Younger Women, Increased for Older Women
Despite broader stability in fertility trends, a Census Bureau analysis shows that the age at which U.S. women gave birth changed from 1990 to 2019.
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Women More Likely Than Men to Have No Retirement Savings
Are your retirement savings related to the number of times you have been married or the number of partners with whom you have children?
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No Kids, No Care? Childlessness Among Older Americans
New Census Bureau report details demographic, economic and household characteristics of childless older adult population compared to older biological parents.
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A Long Life Does Not Always Mean a Healthy Life in Old Age
Healthy life expectancy at age 60 varies by world region and country. Gender and a country’s income level play major roles.
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Love and Loss Among Older Adults
Nine in 10 adults ages 70 or older have married, but over half of women and a quarter of men ages 75 or older who have been married have experienced widowhood.
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Old Housing, New Needs
Only 10% of homes in the U.S. are aging-ready, while a quarter of all older households have trouble using some of the features of their home.
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By 2030, All Baby Boomers Will Be Age 65 or Older
The 2020 Census will provide the most up-to-date information on the wave of an estimated 73 million aging baby boomers to policymakers.
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Older Population in Rural America
A new report shows that more than 1 in 5 older Americans live in rural parts of the country.
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A Snapshot of the Fast-Growing U.S. Older Population
Most Older Adults Lived in Households with Computer and Internet Access.
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The Nation is Aging, but Some Counties Are Getting Younger
A band of counties from Texas to Montana are experiencing a gradual reversal in aging trends.
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What Is Ahead for the Nation’s Aging Workforce?
The percentage of employed older people increased during the past two decades and these workers are earning more on average than older workers in the past.
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The Graying of America: More Older Adults Than Kids by 2035
The middle-aged in the United States already outnumber children but the nation is headed for a new demographic milestone as it becomes older than ever before.
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As Population Ages, U.S. Nears Historic Increase in Deaths
Deaths are projected at 3.6 million in 2037, 1 million more than in 2015. As boomers age, deaths will rise every year, reaching a peak in 2055.
Page Last Revised - November 18, 2021
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