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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.

 
PERCENT OF THE TOTAL POPULATION WHO ARE 65 YEARS AND OVER, 2008
State Percent Rank (1) State Percent Rank (1)
Alabama 13.8% 14 Montana 14.2% 10
Alaska 7.3 51 Nebraska 13.5 18
Arizona 13.3 22 Nevada 11.4 45
Arkansas 14.3 New Hampshire 12.9 32
California 11.2 46 New Jersey 13.3 22
Colorado 10.3 47 New Mexico 13.1 29
Connecticut 13.7 15 New York 13.4 20
Delaware 13.9 12 North Carolina 12.4 36
D.C. 11.9 44 North Dakota 14.7 7
Florida 17.4 1 Ohio 13.7 15
Georgia 10.1 49 Oklahoma 13.5 18
Hawaii 14.8 5 Oregon 13.3 22
Idaho 12.0 42 Pennsylvania 15.3 3
Illinois 12.2 38 Rhode Island 14.1 11
Indiana 12.8 33 South Carolina 13.3 22
Iowa 14.8 5 South Dakota 14.4 8
Kansas 13.1 29 Tennessee 13.2 28
Kentucky 13.3 22 Texas 10.2 48
Louisiana 12.2 38 Utah 9.0 50
Maine 15.1 4 Vermont 13.9 12
Maryland 12.1 40 Virginia 12.1 40
Massachusetts 13.4 20 Washington 12.0 42
Michigan 13.0 31 West Virginia 15.7 2
Minnesota 12.5 35 Wisconsin 13.3 22
Mississippi 12.6 34 Wyoming 12.3 37
Missouri 13.6 17 United States 12.8%  

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

Source: U.S. Census Bureau.

 
PERCENT OF THE TOTAL POPULATION WHO ARE 65 YEARS OLD AND OVER, 2009
State Percent Rank (1) State Percent Rank (1)
Alabama 13.8% 16 Montana 14.6% 7
Alaska 7.6 51 Nebraska 13.4 25
Arizona 13.1 30 Nevada 11.6 45
Arkansas 14.3 11 New Hampshire 13.5 20
California 11.2 46 New Jersey 13.5 20
Colorado 10.6 47 New Mexico 13.0 31
Connecticut 13.9 14 New York 13.4 25
Delaware 14.3 11 North Carolina 12.7 35
D.C. 11.7 44 North Dakota 14.7 6
Florida 17.2 1 Ohio 13.9 14
Georgia 10.3 48 Oklahoma 13.5 20
Hawaii 14.5 8 Oregon 13.5 20
Idaho 12.1 42 Pennsylvania 15.4 4
Illinois 12.4 37 Rhode Island 14.3 11
Indiana 12.9 33 South Carolina 13.7 17
Iowa 14.8 5 South Dakota 14.5 8
Kansas 13.0 31 Tennessee 13.4 25
Kentucky 13.2 29 Texas 10.2 49
Louisiana 12.3 38 Utah 9.0 50
Maine 15.6 3 Vermont 14.5 8
Maryland 12.2 40 Virginia 12.2 40
Massachusetts 13.6 19 Washington 12.1 42
Michigan 13.4 25 West Virginia 15.8 2
Minnesota 12.7 35 Wisconsin 13.5 20
Mississippi 12.8 34 Wyoming 12.3 38
Missouri 13.7 17 United States 12.9%  

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

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

 
PERCENT OF HOUSEHOLDS WITH ONE OR MORE PEOPLE AGE 65 YEARS OLD AND OVER, 2010
State Percent Rank (1) State Percent Rank (1)
Alabama 25.8% 14 Montana 26.2% 12
Alaska 15.5 51 Nebraska 23.6 40
Arizona 26.3 10 Nevada 23.8 35
Arkansas 26.3 10 New Hampshire 24.7 28
California 24.3 29 New Jersey 26.7 6
Colorado 20.0 49 New Mexico 25.6 16
Connecticut 26.4 8 New York 26.2 12
Delaware 27.3 5 North Carolina 23.9 32
D.C.  21.0 48 North Dakota 23.9 32
Florida 31.5 1 Ohio 25.4 18
Georgia 21.1 46 Oklahoma 24.9 26
Hawaii 30.1 2 Oregon 25.1 22
Idaho 23.5 41 Pennsylvania 27.9 4
Illinois 23.9 32 Rhode Island 26.4 8
Indiana 23.8 35 South Carolina 25.8 14
Iowa 25.1 22 South Dakota 25.2 21
Kansas 23.7 38 Tennessee 25.0 24
Kentucky 24.3 29 Texas 21.1 46
Louisiana 23.7 38 Utah 19.9 50
Maine 26.7 6 Vermont 24.8 27
Maryland 23.8 35 Virginia 23.4 42
Massachusetts 25.5 17 Washington 22.5 44
Michigan 25.3 19 West Virginia 29.2 3
Minnesota 22.7 43 Wisconsin 24.0 31
Mississippi 25.3 19 Wyoming 22.0 45
Missouri 25.0 24 United States 24.8%  

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

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