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1996 Census Estimates of the Older Population, for States

The 60+ Population for U.S. States and Territories: July 1, 1996

State or territory Population 60+ State or territory Population 60+
Alabama 736,122 New Jersey 1,410,903
Alaska 48,190 New Mexico 254,400
Arizona 757,119 New York 3,149,351
Arkansas 470,619 North Carolina 1,212,020
California 4,514,142 North Dakota 119,615
Colorado 526,661 Ohio 1,938,179
Connecticut 593,033 Oklahoma 586,013
Delaware 120,455 Oregon 550,495
District of Columbia 96,585 Pennsylvania 2,414,134
Florida 3,290,082 Rhode Island 191,590
Georgia 982,554 South Carolina 593,940
Hawaii 196,901 South Dakota 134,560
Idaho 179,672 Tennessee 886,476
Illinois 1,923,953 Texas 2,624,786
Indiana 961,365 Utah 233,582
Iowa 552,191 Vermont 92,553
Kansas 449,151 Virginia 986,731
Kentucky 649,297 Washington 831,534
Louisiana 663,559 West Virginia 362,916
Maine 222,661 Wisconsin 882,363
Maryland 754,149 Wyoming 72,798
Massachusetts 1,082,318 American Samoa* 2,535
Michigan 1,546,980 Guam* 8,757
Minnesota 742,760 Northern Mariana Islands* 1,234
Mississippi 439,530 Palau* 1,303
Missouri 957,506 Puerto Rico* 500,226
Montana 153,310 Virgin Islands* 9,659
Nebraska 293,760    
Nevada 248,214    
New Hampshire 178,195 Total 44,383,687

* Except for Puerto Rico, data for the U.S. territories are as of April 1, 1990, and are from the 1990 Census of Population. Estimates for more recent years are not available. The estimate for Puerto Rico was obtained by applying the percentage 60+ from the 1990 Census of Population to an estimate of the total population as of July 1, 1996.
Source: Population Estimates Program, Population Division, U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC See: color="#000000" size="2" face="Arial">Table compiled by the U.S. Administration on Aging
File: stterr96.xls:96-60+

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