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Statistics

Aging into the 21st Century

Table 16 - Persons 65 Years and Over Living Alone With Income Less Than 125 Percent of the Poverty Level, by Sex, by Age, and by Race: 1990 to 2020

 

1990

2005

2020

 

"Poor" Living Alone

 

"Poor" Living Alone

 

"Poor" Living Alone

 
SEX, AGE, AND RACE

Number

Percent of Elderly Living Alone

Percent "Poor" of Elderly Not Living Alone

Number

Percent of Elderly Living Alone

Percent "Poor" of Elderly Not Living Alone

Number

Percent of Elderly Living Alone

Percent "Poor" of Elderly Not Living Alone

TOTAL, 65+ 3,654 40 21 3,219 29 15 3,063 20 9
SEX                  

Male

626 32 15 459 18 9 359 10 4

Female

3,028 41 27 2,760 32 10 2,704 23 14
AGE                  

65-74

1,572 35 16 1,009 22 10 1,245 16 6

75-84

1,534 42 27 1,582 35 19 1,218 23 12

85+

547 49 46 631 34 34 599 25 26
RACE1                  

White

2,873 36 17 2,235 25 11 1,748 15 5

Hispanic

142 65 48 233 48 34 329 35 21

Black and Other

639 69 47 750 53 35 984 41 23

SOURCE: Lewin/ICF (1990) estimates based on data from the Current Population Survey and the Brookings/ICF Long Term Care Financing Model.

1 White, Hispanic, and Black and Other are defined as mutually exclusive categories.

Table compiled by National Aging Information Center

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