Aging

PERCENT OF HOUSEHOLDS WITH ONE OR MORE PEOPLE AGE 65 YEARS OLD AND OVER, 2011

State Percent Rank (1) State Percent Rank (1)
Alabama 26.0% 15 Montana 26.5% 9
Alaska 16.4 51 Nebraska 23.7 41
Arizona 27.0 7 Nevada 24.3 33
Arkansas 26.3 13 New Hampshire 24.9 28
California 24.7 29 New Jersey 26.9 8
Colorado 20.6 48 New Mexico 26.0 15
Connecticut 26.5 9 New York 26.4 12
Delaware 28.0 5 North Carolina 24.2 35
D.C. 20.2 49 North Dakota 23.4 42
Florida 31.9 1 Ohio 25.7 20
Georgia 21.8 46 Oklahoma 25.3 24
Hawaii 31.4 2 Oregon 25.9 18
Idaho 24.5 31 Pennsylvania 28.1 4
Illinois 24.5 31 Rhode Island 26.5 9
Indiana 24.1 37 South Carolina 26.3 13
Iowa 25.5 22 South Dakota 24.6 30
Kansas 24.1 37 Tennessee 25.2 27
Kentucky 25.3 24 Texas 21.4 47
Louisiana 24.0 39 Utah 19.9 50
Maine 27.5 6 Vermont 25.7 20
Maryland 24.2 35 Virginia 23.8 40
Massachusetts 25.8 19 Washington 23.1 44
Michigan 26.0 15 West Virginia 29.1 3
Minnesota 23.2 43 Wisconsin 24.3 33
Mississippi 25.5 22 Wyoming 22.3 45
Missouri 25.3 24 United States 25.2%  

(1) States with the same percentages receive the same rank.

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau; American Community Survey.

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  • In 2011 Florida had the highest percentage of households with people age 65 or older followed by Hawaii and West Virginia.
  • Alaska had the lowest percentage of households with people age 65 or older, followed by Utah and the District of Columbia.