The U.S. Census Department today released a fascinating, often surprising report on the 40.3 million Americans age 65 and older: 65+ in the United States: 2010.
This group comprises 13 percent of the U.S. population, up from a teeny 4.1 percent in 1990. By 2050, some 20.9 percent of Americans will be 65 and older, according to Census projections.
The report, commissioned by the National Institutes of Health, funded by the National Institute of Aging and written by Lorraine A. West, Samantha Cole, Daniel Goodkind and Wan He, looked at everything about people 65+ from how long they’ll live to how many are using the Internet. Here are eight of the findings that Next Avenue found most intriguing:
The complete report is here: www.nextavenue.org/article/2014-06/who-a