November 14, 2018
Snapshot reveals the aging of Californians
The growth of the U.S. population age 65 and older exceeds that of the total population and the population under age 65. Lower birth rates and increased longevity have led to this rapid growth.

But, itís a study in contrast in California where the over-65 crowd might be considered a minority on several counts.

- 13.6% of people are age 65 and older.
- 53.8% of people age 65 and older are married.
- 72.2% of people age 65 and older live in a family household
- 33.4% of people age 65 and older were foreign-born
- 64.1% of people age 65 and older speak only English
- 79.5% of people age 65 and older have at least a high school diploma
- 80.8% of people age 65 and older had access to the Internet.
- 35.6% of people age 65 and older have at least one disability.
- 17.7% of people age 65 and older are in the labor force
- 32.0% of people age 65 and older have retirement income.

New Census Bureau statistics found increasing numbers of people 65 and older in the workforce.

Nationwide, there are more females than males, especially at the oldest ages.

More than 80 percent of the U.S. population 85 and older is white.

About 9 out of 10 older whites and blacks were born in the United States compared with about 4 out of 10 older Hispanics and 1 out of 10 older Asians ó a reflection of Hispanics and Asians being more recent migrants to the United States with migration much more likely among young adults.
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