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Elder Population Fun Facts
National
  • 40.4 million persons were age 65 and over in 2010.
  • 20.0% of persons 65 and older were minorities in 2010. 
  • The 85 and older population is expected to increase from 4.2 million in 2000 to 6.6 million in 2020.
  • Older women out number older men by at 23.0 million women to 17.5 million men.
  • America's elderly population is now growing at a moderate pace.
State
  • Florida has the highest percentage of elders in the nation.
  • 17.3% of Florida’s population is age 65 and older. 
  • The 100 and older age group is the fastest growing segment of the population.

Local
  • 30.6% of Pasco’s population is over 60 years of age.
  • 8.2% of persons over 60 years of age are low income.
  • The 85 and over population accounts for 4.1% of the total population.
  • From 1990 to 2009, the 60 and over age group has increased by 21.4%.