July 2, 2007
TO : STATE AND AREA AGENCIES ADMINISTERING PLANS UNDER TITLE III OF THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED
SUBJECT : 2006 Census Population Figures for the 60+ Population for States and Territories
LEGAL AND RELATED : Older Americans Act, As Amended
REFERENCES Section 102
The purpose of this memorandum is to transmit the latest figures for the population 60 years of age and older (60+) for the states and U.S. territories. The attached table presents the most recent population figures available from the U.S. Bureau of the Census, and will be used by the Administration on Aging to determine formula grant awards during fiscal year 2008 under Title III of the Older Americans Act. Also attached, for your information, are several other population tables by age groups and sex as well as tables by race and Hispanic origin (using the revised OMB racial categories) for the 60+ and 65+ population.
The figures for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico are Census population estimates as of July 1, 2006. Please note that these figures reflect post-Hurricane Katrina population changes. The figures for American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands are 2006 mid-year Census estimates from the Census International Data Base.
Questions regarding this information may be directed to Saadia Greenberg (email: Saadia.Greenberg@aoa.gov or telephone: 202-357-3554).
EFFECTIVE DATE : None
Josefina G. Carbonell
Assistant Secretary for Aging
ATTACHMENTS : The 60+ Population for U.S. States and Territories: July 1, 2006