This statistic shows the population of senior Americans in 2019, by state. In 2019, there were 4.5 million adults aged 65 and older living in Florida, out of a total population of 21.5 million.
The Villages, Florida, has the largest share of residents who are at least 60 years old.
Florida has the highest share of people aged 65 and older, but it is not aging as quickly as these other states, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Florida population in 2021 is estimated to be 21.6 million and its third most populous state in US.
Overall, 19.1% of the Sunshine State’s population is 65 and older, the highest percentage in the nation. Sumter County, west of Orlando, is the only U.S. county where more than half (52.9%) of residents are 65 and older.
Florida is well known for being home to the largest amount of seniors in the country. As of 2016, 19.9% of the state’s population was 65 years of age or older. On top of that, Florida has four of the top ten towns with the highest senior population – Clearwater, Hialeah, Cape Coral, and Miami.
Over 70 percent believe Florida’s overcrowding and overpopulation is a major problem. Forty percent say Florida has become a less comfortable place to live over the past five years.
AUGUSTA, Maine — The U.S. Census Bureau says Maine is still the nation’s oldest state, with New Hampshire and Vermont right behind.
U.S. Cities with the Oldest Population
Miami is the largest city with a significant older population. Some 63,987 of Miami’s 399,457 residents, or 16 percent, are rapidly approaching retirement if they haven’t already left the workforce. Read more Retirement stories.
A Pew Research Center survey finds that nearly 79 million adults in the United States, or 31.9 percent of the adult population, live in a “shared household,” meaning one in which two or more adults not intimately attached live in the same home.