Friday, May 31, 2019
Yes, yes, we are almost half-way through 2019, but here is the 2018 Profile of Older Americans! The Administration for Community Living (ACL) explains that "[t]he Profile of Older Americans is an annual summary of critical statistics related to the older population in the United States. Relying primarily on data offered by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Profile illustrates the shifting demographics of Americans age 65 and older. It includes key topic areas such as income, living arrangements, education, health, and caregiving. The 2018 Profile also incorporates a new special section on emergency and disaster preparedness." You can access the 20 page profile as a pdf here or access the data in a spreadsheet here. You can also access the data for prior years from the landing page.
The highlights reveal some interesting stats, including
•Older women outnumber older men at 28.3 million older women to 22.6 million older men.