Monday, December 20, 2004

New Census 2000 Report : Aging in the U.S.

"This report provides a portrait of the social and economic characteristics of the population aged 65 and over in the United States at the national level" Findings include:
  • 28% of people 65 and over lived alone, compared with 10% of the total population
  • 10% of people 65 and over were foreign born.
  • Of the people who spoke a language other than English at home, Indo-European languages other than Spanish were the most prominently used by people 65 and older.
  • 90% of households with a householder 65 and over received social security income.
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Subjects : Statistics -- U.S. Census -- Aged

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