The Department of Health and Human Services has published its extensive annual report on Older Americans for 2009
The older population (persons 65 years or older) numbered 39.6 million in 2009 or 12.9% of the U.S. population. By 2030, it is expected that the number of older persons will grow to about 72.1 million or about 19% of the population. While this growth would appear to have staggering implications for the future of America, it doesn’t seem to be much discussed by candidates in the upcoming election.
The 2009 statistical reports include wide ranging demographic information on subjects such as income, poverty, living arrangements, health care, disability and caregiving. Click on one of the links below to learn more.