The Administration for Community Living released its 2023 Profile of Older Americans, illustrating the shifting demographics of Americans 65 and older.

  • In 2022, 31.9 million women and 25.9 million men were 65 or older.
  • People 65 and older represented 17.3 percent of the population in 2022. That percentage is expected to grow to 22 percent by 2040.
  • Of older adults 65 and older living in the community, 59 percent lived with their spouse/partner in 2023. About 28 percent lived alone.
  • In 2022, half of all people 65 and older lived in 9 states: California (6.2 million), Florida (4.8 million), Texas (4 million), New York (3.6 million), Pennsylvania (2.5 million), Ohio (2.2 million), Illinois (2.2 million), North Carolina (1.9 million), and Michigan (1.9 million).
  • The 2022 median income of older people was $29,740 ($37,430 for men and $24,630 for women).
  • In 2023, 11.2 million Americans aged 65 and older were in the labor force (working or actively seeking work).