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Aging into the 21st Century

Table 7 - Persons 65 Years and Over Living Alone, by Sex, by Age, and by Race: 1990 to 2020 (Numbers in thousands. Percentages represent the number living alone out of the total in the class shown. White, Hispanic, and Black and Others are defined as mutually exclusive categories.)

  

1990

2005

2020

AGE, SEX, AND RACE

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

SEX                  

Total

9,176 31 10,934 32 15,220 31

Male

1,943 16 2,437 17 3,604 17

Female

7,233 42 8,497 43 11,616 42
AGE                  

65-74

4,350 24 4,542 25 7,679 25

75-84

3,774 40 4,534 38 5,210 38

85+

1,051 47 1,857 45 2,331 45
RACE                  

White

8,027 31 9,087 33 11,910 31

Hispanic

226 22 482 24 930 25

Black and Others

925 30 1,365 31 2,381 32

SOURCE: 1990 data-U.S. Bureau of the Census (1991). Projections-Lewin/ICF (1990) estimates based on data from the Current Population Survey and the Brookings/ICF Long Term Care Financing Model.

Table compiled by National Aging Information Center

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