Statistics About Seniors
We put together the Senior Living YouTube video below to explain some common statistics about seniors, including social habits, work ethic, political views, and more. Seniors actually get better with age (but you probably already knew that).
General Statistics About Seniors
According to the CDC, the rapid growth is due to the size of the baby boom generation and their long life spans; approximately 14.5% of Americans are 65 or older.
Senior Life Expectancy Statistics
The average American life expectancy is 78 years, and more than 50,000 people in the United States are 100 years old or older. Centenarians are slightly more educated than the general population, and the majority have been married and widowed. About 80% of centenarians are women.
Senior Health Statistics
Women are less likely to engage in risky behaviors such as playing with guns, riding motorcycles, or smoking tobacco, according to the CDC. Having access to healthcare, avoiding obesity, and avoiding tobacco smoke appear to be the most important factors for longevity.
Senior Retirement Living Statistics
According to Census.gov, 20 percent of senior citizens work full-time, with Florida having the highest percentage at 19 percent and Alaska having the lowest at 9.5 percent. According to the 2010 US census, 3.1 percent of seniors live in nursing homes.
Fun Statistics About Seniors
North Dakotans have the highest percentage of residents over the age of 100, and while the state’s life expectancy isn’t particularly high, the state’s oldest residents tend to live longer. AARP: The average baby boomer plans to travel four or five times during his or her lifetime.
Senior Social Life Statistics
12 percent of seniors use dating apps or websites; AARP runs a popular dating site exclusively for seniors, and Match and OK Cupid are popular mainstream dating apps with large senior populations. About one in every seven older men uses Viagra or a similar substance.
What percentage of Americans aged 65 74 live in nursing homes?
Nursing homes housed a relatively small number of people (1.2 million) aged 65 and older in 2018, but the percentage increases dramatically with age, ranging from 1% for those aged 65 to 74, 2% for those aged 75 to 84, and 7% for those aged 85 and up.
What percent of older adults live independently in their own homes?
According to a Pew Research Center report, the percentage of older adults who live alone quintupled from 6% in 1900 to a peak of 29 percent in 1990, and has slowly declined since then, to 26% in 2014.
What is the result of aging baby boomers in the United States?
According to a new report, the aging of the baby boom generation could result in a 75 percent increase in the number of Americans aged 65 and older requiring nursing home care, from 1.3 million in 2010 to about 2.3 million in 2030, up from 1.3 million in 2010, according to the Population Reference Bureau (PRB). Baby boomers will be between the ages of 52 and 70 in 2016.
What percent of US population dies before age 65?
Since 1900, life expectancy has increased by more than 50%, from a little less than fifty years to around seventy-five years in the United States.
What percentage of 90 year olds live independently?
According to the report, by the age of 65, eight out of ten Americans live in homes they own, with ownership rates gradually declining to 78% by age 75, 74% at age 80, 70% at age 85, 59% at age 90, and 54% at age 95.
Which living arrangement is the most common for older adults?
According to a recent Pew Research Center study, living with extended family is the most common type of household arrangement for older people around the world.
What is the ideal living arrangement for older adults?
Most adults want to age in place, which means they want to stay in their current home as long as possible. In fact, 90 percent of adults over 65 say they want to stay in their current home as they get older.
What is the largest generation in America?
Millennials, also known as Generation Y or Gen Y, are the generation that comes after Generation X but before Generation Z.
What age is elderly in the US?
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What age group are boomers?
Gen X: Gen X was born between 1965 and 1979/80 and is currently between 41 and 56 years old (65.2 million people in the United States). Gen Y: Gen Y, or Millennials, were born between 1981 and 1994/6 and are currently between 57 and 75 years old (71.6 million people in the United States).
Do early retirees live longer?
The authors of the meta-analysis looked at 25 studies and came to the same ambiguous conclusion: there is no link between early retirement and mortality when compared to on-time retirement.
How long does the average man live after retirement?
Life Expectancy If you retire at 65, you have a 76% chance of living another ten years, a 38% chance of living another 20 years, and a 5% chance of living another 30 years. In the United States, men have a life expectancy of 78.54 years.
What percentage of the US population is over 65 years old?
In 2016 (the most recent year for which data are available), the population aged 65 and up in the United States totaled 49.2 million, accounting for 15.2% of the population, or roughly one in every seven Americans.