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.