The white population has a higher proportion of elderly than do other ethnic groups (13 percent versus 8 and 5 percent for black and hispanic populations, respectively) and a higher proportion of the older old (i.e., those 75 years and older).
Men comprise the majority of the U.S. elderly population.
Among people 85 and older, Whites made up the highest percentage of the population at 81 percent. All the other groups each comprised less than 8 percent of those 85 and older.
Population of the United States by sex and age 2020 The estimated population of the U.S. was approximately 329.48 million in 2021, and the largest age group was adults aged 25 to 29. There were 11.88 million males in this age category and around 11.36 million females.
Africa Aging: 2020, supported in part by NIA, provides statistics on current and projected future population aging trends and patterns in Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. Currently, the continent of Africa has the fewest older adults and lowest proportion of older adults in the overall population among all world regions.
The fastest growing age group in the United States is the population aged 85 and older. You just studied 52 terms!
According to U.S. Census Bureau, there were 40.3M U.S. residents 65 years and older in the 2010 Census and 54.1M in the July 1, 2019, population estimates.
The aged resemble minority groups in three ways, i.e. they suffer from prejudice, discrimination, and deprivation. On the other hand, they are not born into their age group, and they have little sense of group identity or political unity.
By Total: California has the highest number of seniors in the U.S. with a total of 5,148,448 residents ages 65 and older. But that is likely because California also has the highest population out of the states. Second in line is Florida, with a total number of 3,926,889 seniors.
2)the age group of 10-14 years has the maximum population.
In the 2010 Census, the number of people under age 18 was 74.2 million (24.0 percent of the total population). The younger working-age population, ages 18 to 44, represented 112.8 million persons (36.5 percent). The older working-age population, ages 45 to 64, made up 81.5 million persons (26.4 percent).
It is common in demography to split the population into three broad age groups:
This statistic depicts the age distribution in the United States from 2010 to 2020. In 2020, about 18.37 percent of the U.S. population fell into the 0-14 year category, 65 percent into the 15-64 age group and 16.63 percent of the population were over 65 years of age.