Monday, July 12, 2010
A Profile of Older Americans: 2009
The older population (65+) numbered 38.9 million in 2008, an increase of 4.5 million or 13.0% since 1998.
Over one in every eight, or 12.8%, of the population is an older American.
Persons reaching age 65 have an average life expectancy of an additional 18.6 years.
Older women outnumber older men.
The median income of older persons in 2008 was $25,503 for males and $14,559 for females.
Learn more facts HERE on the Administration on Aging website.