Saturday, May 24, 2008
Demographics of Aging
What are the demographics of the aging population in the United States? First of all, older men are significantly outnumbered by older women. For every man 85 or older, there are 2.2 women in the same age bracket. Over the age of 100, the ration becomes 5:1. Above the age of 65 there are four times as many widows as widowers. Florida is the state with the highest percentage of people 65 and older at 17%. Care to venture a guess on which state has the second highest percentage of people in this age group? In my next blog entry, I’ll give you the answer.