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1996 Census Estimates of the Older Population, for States

A map of the United States showing percentage of persons over the age of 65 exist in each state in 1996 showing the average to be 12.8 percent.  North Dakota, South Dakota Iowa, Arkansas, Florida, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Maine have 13.9 percent or more. Oregon, Arizona, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Wisconsin, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware have between 13.2 and 13.9 percent.  Hawaii, Montana, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and North Carolina have between 12.5 and 13.2 percent.  Minnesota, Michigan, Mississippi, South Carolina, Vermont and New Hampshire have between 11.6 and 12.5 percent.  Alaska, Washington, California, Nevade, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Virginia and Maryland have between 5.1 and 11.6 percent.