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Volume 12 Issue 1 - May 2011

Did You Know? Administration on Aging Offers Statistics and Resources

Statistics on Older Americans

The older population--persons 65 years or older--numbered 39.6 million in 2009. They represented 12.9% of the U.S. population, about one in every eight Americans. By 2030, there will be about 72.1 million older persons, more than twice their number in 2000. People 65+ represented 12.4% of the population in the year 2000 but are expected to grow to be 19% of the population by 2030.

Reports and Data:

Source: http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Aging_Statistics/index.aspx
(Accessed 5/12/2011)

Resources for Elders and Families

The Administration on Aging provides the following off-site resources to connect older persons, caregivers and professionals to important federal, national, and local programs.

Source: http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Elders_Families/index.aspx
(Accessed 5/12/2011)