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Population 65 Years and Over by Age, 1990, 2000, and 2010

The following table lists the U.S. population by number and percent of persons 65 years and over from 1990 to 2010.

Age 1990 2000 2010 Percent of U.S. total Percent change,
1990 to 2000
Percent change,
2000 to 2010
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent 1990 2000 2010
65 years and over 31,241,831 100.0% 34,991,753 100.0% 40,267,984 100% 12.6% 12.4% 13.0% 12.0% 15.1%
65 to 74 years 18,106,558 58.0 18,390,986 52.6 21,713,429 53.9 7.3 6.5 7.0 1.6 18.1
 65 to 69 years 10,111,735 32.4 9,533,545 27.2 12,435,263

30.9

4.1 3.4 4.0 –5.7

30.4

 70 to 74 years 7,994,823 25.6 8,857,441 25.3 9,278,166 23.0 3.2 3.1 3.0 10.8 4.7
75 to 84 years 10,055,108 32.2 12,361,180 35.3 13,061,122 32.4 4.0 4.4 4.2 22.9 5.7
 75 to 79 years 6,121,369 19.6 7,415,813 21.2 7,317,795 18.2 2.5 2.6 2.4 21.1 –1.3
 80 to 84 years 3,933,739 12.6 4,945,367 14.1 5,743,327 14.3 1.6 1.8 1.9 25.7 16.1
85 to 94 years 2,829,728 9.1 3,902,349 11.2 5,068,825 12.6 1.1 1.4 1.6 37.9 29.9
 85 to 89 years 2,060,247 6.6 2,789,818 8.0 3,620,459 9.0 0.8 1.0 1.2 35.4 29.8
 90 to 94 years 769,481 2.5 1,112,531 3.2 1,448,366 3.6 0.3 0.4 0.5 44.6 30.2
95 years and over 250,437 0.8 337,238 1.0 424,608 1.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 34.7 25.9
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000; 1990 Census of Population, General Population Characteristics, United States (1990 CP-1-1); 2010 Census Brief: The Older Population. Web: www.census.gov.

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