States Ranked by Percent of Population Age 65 or Older, 2018
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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. Dec. 10, 2020, at 12:01 a.m.
Across the U.S., 52 million Americans are 65 years or older, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and a quarter of them live in just three states: California, Florida, and Texas. By comparison, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming, and Alaska each have fewer than 150,000 senior residents.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest estimates: Over 50 million senior citizens live in the U.S., making up 16.5% of the total population. Florida has the highest percentage of senior citizens (21%), followed by Maine (20%). Utah has the lowest percentage of senior citizens (10.8%), followed by Alaska (11.1%).
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.
The youngest state in the country is Utah, new data shows. Utah residents have a median age of 30.7 years old, younger than any other state in the U.S., according to 2016 data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.
U.S. Cities with the Oldest Population
The American city with the oldest median age was The Villages, Florida, where the median age is 67.5 years.
States with the Oldest Populations in the United States
Currently, the full benefit age is 66 years and 2 months for people born in 1955, and it will gradually rise to 67 for those born in 1960 or later. Early retirement benefits will continue to be available at age 62, but they will be reduced more.
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