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1997 Census Estimates of the Older Population, for States

Population by Age Group, for States: July 1, 1997(Number of Persons)
See also US Map of Number of Persons 65+ by State

    Selected Age Group
State All Ages 50+ 55+ 60+ 65+ 75+ 85+
U.S. Total 267,636,061 71,051,613 55,888,601 44,131,380 34,075,611 15,577,061 3,871,348
Alabama 4,319,154 1,197,774 945,936 742,102 560,974 249,332 61,288
Alaska 609,311 110,914 74,376 49,456 32,041 10,883 2,079
Arizona 4,554,966 1,204,627 963,256 772,288 602,409 267,023 58,910
Arkansas 2,522,819 736,190 590,329 468,980 359,909 167,577 42,320
California 32,268,301 7,500,536 5,820,705 4,579,311 3,571,964 1,618,283 389,052
Colorado 3,892,644 956,732 714,879 539,298 393,602 173,900 43,718
Connecticut 3,269,858 938,628 738,555 591,332 469,600 227,740 59,009
Delaware 731,581 195,476 154,015 122,062 94,371 40,364 9,207
District of Columbia 528,964 149,446 118,900 94,108 73,375 33,717 8,764
Florida 14,653,945 4,828,582 4,020,828 3,350,632 2,708,804 1,250,646 292,963
Georgia 7,486,242 1,740,002 1,311,440 994,902 738,154 322,509 77,347
Hawaii 1,186,602 321,834 252,086 200,838 156,701 67,037 15,426
Idaho 1,210,232 303,511 236,237 182,828 136,867 64,788 15,853
Illinois 11,895,849 3,105,989 2,444,308 1,921,125 1,481,303 693,566 176,859
Indiana 5,864,108 1,567,712 1,229,757 960,410 733,847 334,870 84,358
Iowa 2,852,423 838,748 679,873 548,269 429,264 215,636 61,315
Kansas 2,594,840 698,779 558,369 448,753 351,595 173,042 48,703
Kentucky 3,908,124 1,071,848 839,983 650,990 488,893 219,452 55,480
Louisiana 4,351,769 1,104,143 861,410 666,281 496,789 216,826 53,170
Maine 1,242,051 351,933 277,067 221,900 173,264 80,222 21,360
Maryland 5,094,289 1,290,773 985,652 760,771 583,854 259,176 61,455
Massachusetts 6,117,520 1,697,322 1,341,974 1,082,624 862,493 416,140 109,408
Michigan 9,773,892 2,576,368 2,010,894 1,576,075 1,214,010 549,782 132,467
Minnesota 4,685,549 1,203,107 944,709 744,298 577,744 283,742 79,142
Mississippi 2,730,501 705,745 560,519 440,245 332,982 149,535 39,372
Missouri 5,402,058 1,506,182 1,202,173 956,193 740,595 349,083 94,816
Montana 878,810 252,016 197,679 154,087 116,143 55,203 14,285
Nebraska 1,656,870 451,980 362,796 292,222 227,538 111,892 32,923
Nevada 1,676,809 442,669 341,316 260,752 192,645 73,921 13,868
New Hampshire 1,172,709 293,730 226,745 179,911 141,454 65,391 16,601
New Jersey 8,052,849 2,276,113 1,788,381 1,416,809 1,105,688 509,285 123,773
New Mexico 1,729,751 430,218 334,734 259,235 192,941 83,220 19,798
New York 18,137,226 5,028,370 3,970,134 3,133,821 2,427,365 1,114,848 290,312
North Carolina 7,425,183 1,994,841 1,562,540 1,225,278 927,739 403,498 94,364
North Dakota 640,883 179,796 146,185 118,856 92,545 47,090 13,790
Ohio 11,186,331 3,081,837 2,446,808 1,934,728 1,494,482 677,952 164,731
Oklahoma 3,317,091 937,651 744,509 586,694 444,453 204,861 54,695
Oregon 3,243,487 906,338 704,202 553,930 430,276 206,496 51,074
Pennsylvania 12,019,661 3,651,889 2,953,688 2,399,851 1,904,822 889,811 213,334
Rhode Island 987,429 285,292 231,087 190,775 156,103 76,133 19,770
South Carolina 3,760,181 992,369 772,713 602,915 453,825 191,964 42,858
South Dakota 737,973 204,284 165,843 134,822 105,198 52,078 14,965
Tennessee 5,368,198 1,474,809 1,149,762 891,533 670,142 299,099 74,503
Texas 19,439,337 4,501,977 3,446,058 2,644,204 1,959,722 854,220 216,212
Utah 2,059,148 401,808 310,533 240,263 180,029 81,823 19,792
Vermont 588,978 155,386 119,031 93,285 72,213 33,384 9,039
Virginia 6,733,996 1,704,714 1,299,405 997,886 755,546 330,521 77,808
Washington 5,610,362 1,414,200 1,080,186 840,556 647,348 304,734 74,904
West Virginia 1,815,787 568,466 455,169 360,139 274,333 122,638 30,060
Wisconsin 5,169,677 1,393,235 1,105,108 879,459 683,357 328,343 88,055
Wyoming 479,743 124,724 95,759 73,298 54,300 23,785 5,993

Source: Population Estimates Program, Population Division, U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC 20233
See: http://www.census.gov/population/estimates/state/sasrh/sasrh97.txt
Table compiled by the U.S. Administration on Aging
File: stterr97.xls:97-50+#




Last Modified: 12/31/1600

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