According to the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) Profile of Older Americans, people age 65+ represented 17% of the population in 2020 and that is expected to grow to 22% by 2040. The states with the highest percentage of populations age 65+ in 2020 were Maine, Florida, West Virginia, and Vermont.
The Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) Profile of Older Americans is an annual summary of statistics related to older adults in the United States. According to ACL, principal sources of data are the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Center for Health Statistics, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Profile illustrates the shifting demographics of Americans age 65 and older and touches on topics like future population growth, marital status, living arrangements, income, employment, and health. This year's report includes a special section on family caregivers.
To read the Profile, click here.
For more information, including charts and graphs of information provided in the Profile, see the ACL’s Profile of Older Americas webpage by clicking here.
Information provided by ACL announcement.