65 Years and Over Population: 2000: Census 2000 Brief
In 2000, 35.0 million people 65 years of age and over were counted in the U.S. This represents a 12.0% increase since 1990, when 31.2 million older people were counted. Although the number of people 65 years and over increased between 1990 and 2000, their proportion of the total population dropped from 12.6% in 1990 to 12.4% in 2000. This report, part of a series that analyzes population and housing data collected from Census 2000, provides a portrait of the 65 years and over population in the U.S. and discusses its distribution at the national and sub-national levels. The report also highlights comparisons with data from the 1990 census. Charts and tables.
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