65+ in the United States: 2005

65+ in the United States: 2005
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65+ in the United States: 2005
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Current Population Reports, Special Studies, P23-209. By Wan He, et al. Analyzes data for the population aged 65 and older.

This report analyzes data for the population 65 and older, disaggregated into narrower age groups where possible. How people experience aging depends on a variety of factors, including social and economic characteristics and health status, which are discussed in subsequent chapters in this report. The second chapter looks at the growth of the older population over the 20th century and into the 21st century, and includes data on race and Hispanic origin. The last section of this chapter provides a global context on population aging. The third chapter focuses on the health status of the older population. Trends in mortality are examined, and chronic diseases and disability are discussed. The fourth chapter covers economic characteristics of the older population, including trends in labor force participation and retirement. Data on wealth, income, and poverty are also presented. In the fifth chapter, geographic distribution and mobility of the older population are discussed. The sixth chapter examines social characteristics of the older population, such as marital status, living arrangements, and educational attainment.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

65+ in the United States: 2005

Highlights .....................................................................................................1

Population Profile and Growth ......................................................................1

Longevity and Health ....................................................................................1

Economic Characteristics ..............................................................................2

Geographic Distribution ...............................................................................2

Social Profile .................................................................................................2

Diversity by Race and Hispanic Origin ..........................................................3

Future Implications .......................................................................................4

Chapter 1. Introduction ...........................................................................5

Growth of the Older Population ....................................................................6

Growing Diversity of the Older Population ....................................................6

Data .............................................................................................................7

Chapter 1 References .....................................................................................8

 

Chapter 2. Growth of the Older Population .......................................9

Numerical and Proportionate Growth ..........................................................9

The Older Population in the 20th Century .....................................................9

Oldest Old ..................................................................................................11

Centenarians ..............................................................................................11

Projected Growth of the Older Population 2000 to 2050 ........................12

Impact of the Baby Boom ............................................................................12

Growth of the Older Population Compared With Growth of the Total Population ...............................................................................................12

Changes in Age Composition ......................................................................13

Median Age ................................................................................................13

Age Structure .............................................................................................14

Race and Hispanic Origin of the Older Population ..................................16

Race Categories in Census 2000 .................................................................16

Single-Race Concept and the Race-Alone-or-In-Combination Concept ..........17

Racial and Ethnic Diversity ..........................................................................17

Age Composition ........................................................................................20

Older Women and Older Men ......................................................................23

Sex Ratio ....................................................................................................23

Implications for Society and Families ........................................................25

Total Support Ratio .....................................................................................25

Support Ratios by Race and Hispanic Origin ...............................................25

Parent Support Ratio ...................................................................................26

Our Aging World ...........................................................................................28

Regional Difference ....................................................................................29

Countries With Large Older Populations ......................................................30

Oldest Old ..................................................................................................31

Population Decline ......................................................................................32

Chapter 2 References ...................................................................................33

 

Chapter 3. Longevity and Health ........................................................35  

Life Expectancy .............................................................................................35

The Gender Gap in Life Expectancy .............................................................36

Racial Gaps in Life Expectancy ....................................................................37

Racial Differentials in Survival at Older Ages ...............................................37

International Life Expectancy ......................................................................39

Death and Death Rates ................................................................................39

The Marriage Effect .....................................................................................40

Leading Causes of Death Among Older Americans ......................................41

Heart Disease .............................................................................................44

Cancer ........................................................................................................44

Lung Cancer ...............................................................................................45

HIV/AIDS ....................................................................................................46

Motor Vehicle Accidents .............................................................................47

Homicide and Suicide .................................................................................48

Depression .................................................................................................48

Elder Abuse ................................................................................................49

Multiple Causes of Death ............................................................................49

Limits to Longevity .....................................................................................49

Active Life Expectancy ................................................................................50

Health Risks Among Older People .............................................................50

Smoking .....................................................................................................50

Alcohol .......................................................................................................51

Obesity .......................................................................................................52

Declining Physical Activity ..........................................................................53

Chronic Illnesses and Impairments ...........................................................54

Arthritis ......................................................................................................54

Hypertension ..............................................................................................54

Heart Disease and Stroke ............................................................................54

Diabetes .....................................................................................................56

Cancer ........................................................................................................56

Osteoporosis ..............................................................................................56

Alzheimer’s Disease ....................................................................................57

Sensory Impairments ..................................................................................57

Self-Assessment of Health ..........................................................................58

Functional Limitations and Disability ........................................................58

Prevalence of Disability by Various Characteristics ......................................59

Declines in Disability ..................................................................................60

Disability-Free Years ...................................................................................63

Health Care and Insurance ..........................................................................64

Health Care Visits .......................................................................................64

Government-Provided Health Insurance ......................................................64

Long-Term Care ............................................................................................66

Long-Term Care Arrangements ...................................................................66

Nursing Homes ...........................................................................................67

Assistive Devices ........................................................................................68

Expenditures .................................................................................................69

Chapter 3 References ...................................................................................70

 

Chapter 4. Economic Characteristics .................................................83

Work and Retirement ...................................................................................83

Labor Force Participation Trends .................................................................83

65+ in the United States: 2005 v U.S. Census Bureau Age Structure of the Labor Force ................................................................87

Transitions to Retirement ............................................................................88

Work Status of Older Workers .....................................................................89

Occupations and Type of Employment ........................................................89

Health, Wealth, and Education of Older Workers ..........................................91

Unemployment ...........................................................................................92

Age Discrimination .....................................................................................92

Reasons for Retirement ..............................................................................92

Financial Status of Retired Older Men and Women .......................................93

Married Couples and Retirement .................................................................94

Retirement Preparedness by Race and Hispanic Origin ................................94

Age at Retirement .......................................................................................94

Retirement of the Baby Boom Generation ....................................................94

Income ...........................................................................................................95

Social Security ............................................................................................95

Social Security Funding ...............................................................................97

Retirement Age and Social Security .............................................................98

Private Pensions .........................................................................................98

Money Income ..........................................................................................100

Money Income of Older Householders ......................................................100

Median Household Money Income by Race ...............................................100

Median Household Money Income by Living Arrangements .......................101

Poverty ........................................................................................................101

Poverty Rates ...........................................................................................101

Poverty and Near Poverty .........................................................................104

Older Women and Men in Poverty .............................................................105

Poverty by Living Arrangements ...............................................................106

Episodes of Poverty ..................................................................................106

Poverty by Race, Education, and Marital Status .........................................106

Work History and Poverty .........................................................................107

Household Wealth ......................................................................................108

Net Worth of Households ..........................................................................108

Accumulated Wealth and Dissaving ...........................................................109

Composition of Household Net Worth .......................................................110

Housing .......................................................................................................110

Homeownership .......................................................................................110

Housing Costs ..........................................................................................111

Housing Conditions ..................................................................................114

Chapter 4 References .................................................................................116

 

Chapter 5. Geographic Distribution .................................................119

States ...........................................................................................................119

States With the Largest Older Populations .................................................119

States With the Highest Percentage of the Oldest-Old Population ..............121

Distribution by Race and Hispanic Origin ...............................................127

Regional Distribution by Race and Hispanic Origin ...................................127

Distribution by Race and Hispanic Origin ..................................................130

Counties ......................................................................................................135

Counties With the Largest Older Populations ............................................135

Counties With the Largest Oldest-Old Populations .....................................135

Metropolitan Areas ....................................................................................138

Patterns of Migration .................................................................................138

Mobility of Older People ...........................................................................138

Reasons for Moving ..................................................................................141

Chapter 5 References .................................................................................144

 

Chapter 6. Social and Other Characteristics ..................................145

Marital Status .............................................................................................145

Married and Widowed ...............................................................................145

Unmarried/Never Married and Divorced ...................................................148

Marital Status by Race and Hispanic Origin ...............................................148

Living Arrangements .................................................................................151

Living Alone .............................................................................................151

Living With a Spouse ................................................................................151

Living Arrangements by Race and Hispanic Origin ....................................153

Household Size .........................................................................................153

Institutions .................................................................................................158

Nursing Home Residence by Sex ...............................................................158

Nursing Home Residence by Race .............................................................159

Nursing Home Residence by Region .........................................................159

Long-Term Care ........................................................................................161

Educational Attainment .............................................................................165

Educational Attainment by Race and Hispanic Origin ................................165

Educational Attainment by Age Among the Older Population ....................165

Educational Attainment of the Older Population in the Future ...................168

Foreign Born ...............................................................................................169

Region of Birth .........................................................................................170

Citizenship ...............................................................................................171

Regional Distribution of the Older Foreign-Born Population ......................171

Language Spoken at Home ........................................................................171

English Spoken at Home ...........................................................................172

Other Languages Spoken at Home ............................................................172

English Proficiency ...................................................................................172

Veterans ......................................................................................................172

Voting ..........................................................................................................175

The 2000 Presidential Election ..................................................................175

Voting Rates by Sex ..................................................................................175

Voting Rates by Region .............................................................................175

Voting by Education and Income ...............................................................175

Voters of the Future ..................................................................................178

Chapter 6 References .................................................................................179

 

Chapter 7. Summary .............................................................................183

The Older Population of Today and Tomorrow .......................................183

Appendix A. Detailed Tables ...............................................................185

Appendix B. Definitions and Explanations .....................................233

Appendix C. Sources and Accuracy of Data ...................................239

Audience

In 2011, the Baby Boom generation, people born from 1946 to 1964, began to turn age 65. As the large Baby Boom cohort ages, the United States will experience rapid growth in both the number of people aged 65 and older and their share of the total population. The social and economic implications of the aging U.S. population will be of significant interest to: policymakers, the private sector, individuals, senior citizens, the aging “baby boomer” generation, marketing organizations, educational organizations, healthcare and business professionals interested in the demographics of this population for services, as well as statisticians and economists.  Also recommended for high school- through university-level libraries, and public libraries, for research needs.

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  • Current Population Reports Services P23, No. 209
  • Aged
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Record Creation Date:
01/05/2006
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