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1997 Census Estimates of the Older Population, for States

Population by Age Group, for States: July 1, 1997
Percent Distribution by Age Group
See also US Map of 65+ Percent Distribution

Selected Age Group

State

All Ages

50+

55+

60+

65+

75+

85+

United States Total

100.0%

26.5%

20.9%

16.5%

12.7%

5.8%

1.4%

Alabama

100.0%

27.7%

21.9%

17.2%

13.0%

5.8%

1.4%

Alaska

100.0%

18.2%

12.2%

8.1%

5.3%

1.8%

0.3%

Arizona

100.0%

26.4%

21.1%

17.0%

13.2%

5.9%

1.3%

Arkansas

100.0%

29.2%

23.4%

18.6%

14.3%

6.6%

1.7%

California

100.0%

23.2%

18.0%

14.2%

11.1%

5.0%

1.2%

Colorado

100.0%

24.6%

18.4%

13.9%

10.1%

4.5%

1.1%

Connecticut

100.0%

28.7%

22.6%

18.1%

14.4%

7.0%

1.8%

Delaware

100.0%

26.7%

21.1%

16.7%

12.9%

5.5%

1.3%

District of Columbia

100.0%

28.3%

22.5%

17.8%

13.9%

6.4%

1.7%

Florida

100.0%

33.0%

27.4%

22.9%

18.5%

8.5%

2.0%

Georgia

100.0%

23.2%

17.5%

13.3%

9.9%

4.3%

1.0%

Hawaii

100.0%

27.1%

21.2%

16.9%

13.2%

5.6%

1.3%

Idaho

100.0%

25.1%

19.5%

15.1%

11.3%

5.4%

1.3%

Illinois

100.0%

26.1%

20.5%

16.1%

12.5%

5.8%

1.5%

Indiana

100.0%

26.7%

21.0%

16.4%

12.5%

5.7%

1.4%

Iowa

100.0%

29.4%

23.8%

19.2%

15.0%

7.6%

2.1%

Kansas

100.0%

26.9%

21.5%

17.3%

13.5%

6.7%

1.9%

Kentucky

100.0%

27.4%

21.5%

16.7%

12.5%

5.6%

1.4%

Louisiana

100.0%

25.4%

19.8%

15.3%

11.4%

5.0%

1.2%

Maine

100.0%

28.3%

22.3%

17.9%

13.9%

6.5%

1.7%

Maryland

100.0%

25.3%

19.3%

14.9%

11.5%

5.1%

1.2%

Massachusetts

100.0%

27.7%

21.9%

17.7%

14.1%

6.8%

1.8%

Michigan

100.0%

26.4%

20.6%

16.1%

12.4%

5.6%

1.4%

Minnesota

100.0%

25.7%

20.2%

15.9%

12.3%

6.1%

1.7%

Mississippi

100.0%

25.8%

20.5%

16.1%

12.2%

5.5%

1.4%

Missouri

100.0%

27.9%

22.3%

17.7%

13.7%

6.5%

1.8%

Montana

100.0%

28.7%

22.5%

17.5%

13.2%

6.3%

1.6%

Nebraska

100.0%

27.3%

21.9%

17.6%

13.7%

6.8%

2.0%

Nevada

100.0%

26.4%

20.4%

15.6%

11.5%

4.4%

0.8%

New Hampshire

100.0%

25.0%

19.3%

15.3%

12.1%

5.6%

1.4%

New Jersey

100.0%

28.3%

22.2%

17.6%

13.7%

6.3%

1.5%

New Mexico

100.0%

24.9%

19.4%

15.0%

11.2%

4.8%

1.1%

New York

100.0%

27.7%

21.9%

17.3%

13.4%

6.1%

1.6%

North Carolina

100.0%

26.9%

21.0%

16.5%

12.5%

5.4%

1.3%

North Dakota

100.0%

28.1%

22.8%

18.5%

14.4%

7.3%

2.2%

Ohio

100.0%

27.6%

21.9%

17.3%

13.4%

6.1%

1.5%

Oklahoma

100.0%

28.3%

22.4%

17.7%

13.4%

6.2%

1.6%

Oregon

100.0%

27.9%

21.7%

17.1%

13.3%

6.4%

1.6%

Pennsylvania

100.0%

30.4%

24.6%

20.0%

15.8%

7.4%

1.8%

Rhode Island

100.0%

28.9%

23.4%

19.3%

15.8%

7.7%

2.0%

South Carolina

100.0%

26.4%

20.5%

16.0%

12.1%

5.1%

1.1%

South Dakota

100.0%

27.7%

22.5%

18.3%

14.3%

7.1%

2.0%

Tennessee

100.0%

27.5%

21.4%

16.6%

12.5%

5.6%

1.4%

Texas

100.0%

23.2%

17.7%

13.6%

10.1%

4.4%

1.1%

Utah

100.0%

19.5%

15.1%

11.7%

8.7%

4.0%

1.0%

Vermont

100.0%

26.4%

20.2%

15.8%

12.3%

5.7%

1.5%

Virginia

100.0%

25.3%

19.3%

14.8%

11.2%

4.9%

1.2%

Washington

100.0%

25.2%

19.3%

15.0%

11.5%

5.4%

1.3%

West Virginia

100.0%

31.3%

25.1%

19.8%

15.1%

6.8%

1.7%

Wisconsin

100.0%

27.0%

21.4%

17.0%

13.2%

6.4%

1.7%

Wyoming

100.0%

26.0%

20.0%

15.3%

11.3%

5.0%

1.2%

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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