The older population is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse as the overall minority population grows and experiences great longevity. In fact, the percentage of older persons, which was 16 percent of the older population in 2000, is expected to grow to 24 percent by 2020. This section provides information on minority elders in the United States.
U.S. Population Estimates for States by Age, Race, and Hispanic Status
Aged 60 and Above:
Aged 65 and Above:
Population Projections by Race and Hispanic Origin