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Older Population by Age Group (50+, etc.) (Rank Based on Percentages)

2000 Census Figures for the Older Population, for States (Data as of April 1, 2000)

  Selected Age Group
State 50+ 55+ 60+ 65+ 75+ 85+
Alabama 12 13 14 21 27 26
Alaska 51 51 51 51 51 51
Arizona 32 26 21 22 26 38
Arkansas 5 6 7 9 13 16
California 46 46 46 46 45 43
Colorado 47 49 49 48 47 47
Connecticut 8 9 10 10 8 9
Delaware 20 18 19 23 31 37
District of Columbia 35 33 32 31 25 23
Florida 1 1 1 1 1 4
Georgia 48 47 48 49 49 48
Hawaii 14 19 20 16 20 30
Idaho 45 45 44 42 38 35
Illinois 41 38 35 34 29 25
Indiana 33 30 29 28 28 28
Iowa 6 5 4 4 3 2
Kansas 30 28 23 17 12 8
Kentucky 23 24 26 27 32 31
Louisiana 44 43 40 40 42 39
Maine 4 4 5 7 9 11
Maryland 37 41 42 41 41 42
Massachusetts 16 17 17 12 10 10
Michigan 34 32 33 30 30 32
Minnesota 42 40 37 33 23 15
Mississippi 40 35 31 35 35 27
Missouri 13 12 12 13 16 13
Montana 7 10 11 14 14 17
Nebraska 27 21 15 11 11 6
Nevada 36 37 41 45 48 50
New Hampshire 28 34 36 37 33 29
New Jersey 15 15 18 18 17 22
New Mexico 39 39 39 39 43 41
New York 24 22 24 24 22 21
North Carolina 31 31 34 36 37 40
North Dakota 11 7 6 5 4 1
Ohio 17 16 16 15 19 24
Oklahoma 19 14 13 19 21 19
Oregon 18 25 27 25 18 18
Pennsylvania 3 3 3 2 2 7
Rhode Island 9 8 8 6 5 5
South Carolina 25 29 30 32 39 44
South Dakota 21 11 9 8 6 3
Tennessee 22 23 28 29 34 33
Texas 49 48 47 47 46 46
Utah 50 50 50 50 50 49
Vermont 10 20 25 26 24 20
Virginia 38 42 43 44 44 45
Washington 43 44 45 43 36 34
West Virginia 2 2 2 3 7 14
Wisconsin 26 27 22 20 15 12
Wyoming 29 36 38 38 40 36
Source: Census 2000
See:  http://factfinder.census.gov 
Data Set: Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data
Table: PCT12. SEX BY AGE [209] - Universe: Total population
Table compiled by the U.S. Administration on Aging
File: stterr2000.xls:2000-50+rank%
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