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Population 65 Years and Over in Nursing Homes by Age, 1990, 2000, and 2010

The following table shows the percent of persons in the U.S. population age 65 and over that live in nursing homes.

Age Percent of age group 2010
1990 2000 2010
65 years and over 5.1% 4.5% 3.1% 1,252,635
 65 to 74 years 1.4 1.1 0.9 197,310
 75 to 84 years 6.1 4.7 3.2 420,790
 85 years and over 24.5 18.2 10.4 529,689
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 special tabulation; 1990 Census of Population, Nursing Home Population: 1990 (CPH-L-137); 2010 Census Brief: The Older Population.

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Persons 65 Years Old and Over—Characteristics by Sex, 1980–2000 Population 10 Places of 100,000 or More Population with the Highest Proportion of Population 65 and Over, 2000

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