Census: Iowa 5th In US For Residents 65 And Older

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

An analysis of new census data shows Iowa is fifth in the nation for residents 65 or older.

Nearly 15 percent of Iowa's 3 million residents are 65 or older. The oldest state is Florida, with 17.3 percent of its residents 65 or older, followed by West Virginia, Maine and Pennsylvania.

The analysis of the data released Wednesday says Iowa is among the top three states in percentage of residents 85 and older.

Families, employers, health care and other institutions have been faced with adjustments as the baby boomers born after the end of World War II age.

The Census Bureau says the 65-and-older segment grew more than
15 percent over the past decade and now makes up 13 percent of the
nation's population.


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