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 Subject: demographics of the elderly Category: Miscellaneous Asked by: shistelpit-ga List Price: \$12.50 Posted: 03 Dec 2002 17:48 PST Expires: 02 Jan 2003 17:48 PST Question ID: 118773
 `How many people in the U.S. are over the age of 60? How many over the age of 70?`
 ```The census has a page [ http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/age.html ] with links to exactly the information you are looking for (and other similar statistics. The census 2000 gateway page [ http://www.census.gov/main/www/cen2000.html ] says that "The population of the U.S. on April 1, 2000 was 281,421,906" The page that mentions population by age can be found on the following page: [ http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/phc-t9.html ], specifically, I consulted the linked file here [ http://www.census.gov/population/cen2000/phc-t9/tab01.txt ], which stated that for the 2000 census, the following age groups had the following population in the US: 60 to 64 years 10,805,447 65 to 69 years 9,533,545 70 to 74 years 8,857,441 75 to 79 years 7,415,813 80 to 84 years 4,945,367 85 years and over 4,239,587 So to answer your question specifically, there are 45,797,200 persons in the united states over 60 years of age, and 25,458,208 persons over the age of 70. Research strategy: ://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=2000+census+data+by+age I hope you found this answer satisfactory. If anything was lacking, please request a clarification before rating this answer so that I may update my answer to better suit your needs.```
 ```Now that it is late 2002, it would be reasonable to round up to 46 million (over65) and 25,500,000 for over 70. The number in these older groups increases very slowly, most years. Neil```
 `That should have been over 60, not over 65. Neil`