Online Statistical Data on the Aging
A convenient set of links to online statistical
information on the demographic characteristics, health, social
conditions, and economic condition of older persons. Includes links to
almost all known online resources including Census, HHS health
statistics, and much more.
A convenient hyperlinked
source of online data. Compiled by Saadia
Greenberg, Administration on Aging (Telephone: 202-357-3554).
of Older Persons
Useful brochure with the latest key statistics on
older Americans in 16 key subject areas including population figures,
living arrangements, education, income and poverty, health, and
disabilities. It includes both narrative and statistical charts and
Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being (Off
This report of the Federal Forum on
Aging-Related Statistics covers 37 key indicators carefully selected by
the Forum to portray aspects of the lives of older Americans and their
families. The report is divided into five subject
areas: population, economics, health status, health risks and
behaviors, and health care.
Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (Off
NACDA acquires and preserves data relevant to gerontological
research, processing as needed to promote effective research
use, disseminates them to researchers, and facilitates their use.
By preserving and making available the largest library of
electronic data on aging in the United States, NACDA offers
opportunities for secondary analysis on major issues of scientific
and policy relevance.
Integrated Database (AGID)
is an AoA on-line query system that provides dynamic access to
AoA-related program performance results, surveys, and other data
files. These include Census population estimates; tabulations
from the Census American Community Survey data on population aging,
sex, race and ethnicity, income, poverty, disability, living
arrangements and marital status, grandparent responsibility, and more;
as well as AoA surveys of its program participants.
The system allows users to produce customized tables at the national
and state level.
More than 100 agencies in the Federal
Government produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal
Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to
provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information
produced by these agencies for public use.
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U.S. Census Bureau
- Age Data (Off
Links to the major data tables on
the age characteristics on the population and the demographic
characteristics of the older population.
Compiled Statistics on the Older Population
Latest demographic, health, and other statistical information on the
- Latest national,
state, and county population estimates
- Statistical brief on
minority older populations
- Future projections of
the older population
Census General Access Tools: (Off
The Census Bureau web site includes a variety of Access Tools to help
users extract tables. Of special interest is
the new American Factfinder
system which lets users construct their own tables online from various
Census data sources including the American Community Survey Data (successor to the decennial "long form" data) as well as the 2000 Census data. Other Access
Tools include: Ferret
(CPS only). Census also includes Search
mechanisms to search for a word place, or map.
Population Estimates (Off Site)
Population estimates by age, race and Hispanic ethnicity for the
nation, states, and counties.
Population Projections (Off Site)
Population projections for the nation and states.
US Census Information on
Grandparents and Grandchildren (Off
Abstract of the United States
Online version of this popular, annually updated, authoritative and comprehensive summary of
statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the US. Section 1 Population contains many tables on aging. Links to data on states, counties, cities, and metropolitan areas.
Projected Future Growth of Older Population - Tables and charts (Excel spreadsheet files) showing the past and projected growth of the older population. Compiled by AoA based on Census data.
Aging into the 21st Century
AoA funded special report developed in 1996 by noted demographer Jacob Siegel providing the projections on the future elderly population. Includes population, marital status, and ousehold information as well as information about labor force participation, income, education, living arrangements, and life expectancy.
NIA Centers on the Demography of Aging
Home page for links to the nine centers on the Demography of Aging sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) which conduct research on health, social factors, economics, and other issues that affect the U.S. older population. Of particular interest are the publications summarizing the research results of hese centers which may be found at: Research
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The National Center for Health Statistics ( NCHS) web site includes many resource on aging and health. Of particular interest are:
- Health, United States
NCHS annual report on the health status of the nation; contains considerable data on the aging. (Off Site)
- Health Data Interactive
A Web-based data archive designed to show trends in health-related behaviors, health status,health care utilization, and health care costs including those of the older population. The warehouse contains information from a variety of national and state level data systems, the majority maintained by NCHS. The Warehouse is a dynamic system; series based on regular collection systems are updated as soon as new figures become available. Moreover, the number of topics grows as important new data are made available. The user can create custom data tables. (Off Site)
An extremely useful "Statistical Rolodex" or alphabetically indexed set of short statistical summaries on most major topics with links to the most recent NCHS publications for more details. (Off Site)
Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD)
These nationally representative longitudinal data collections begun in the early 1990s examine retirement and the aging of society. Included are information about these studies, papers and publication, and data files for downloading. (Off Site)
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Long Term Care and Disability
Data from the Census Bureau
Main page with the latest disability statistics compiled by the Census Bureau (Off Site)
ASPE's Office of
Disability, Aging, and Long-term Care Policy
Results of a number of research
studies by HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy and
Evaluation (ASPE) -- These short documents highlight policy relevant
findings primarily from ASPE in-house and funded research. They contain
statistical tables on a number of issues relating to aging (especially
long term care). (Off Site)
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from the Census
A series of reports and tables on income with some data by age. (Off
from the Census
A series of reports and tables on poverty with some data by age. (Off
Administration Statistical Information
Statistical data and research
analyses of the old-age, survivors, and disability (OASDI) and
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. See
section of this page for much
published data, e.g., Fast Facts and Figures....
Bureau of Labor Statistics Data
BLS has extensive data on
employment and income of the entire population with many tables
providing breakdowns by age. Of particular interest are the data on
Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey which
includes some tables with data on the older worker. (Off Site)
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Survey of Income and
Includes data on program
participation by age group. (Off Site)
The IPC, part of the Population
Division of the U.S. Bureau of the Census, conducts demographic and
socioeconomic studies and hosts a database covering areas outside the 50 States (and DC)
including other countries, insular areas and US Territories. Several of
the IPC studies focus on aging from an international perspective. (Off
Statistics on Educational Attainment
Data on educational attainment,
including data by age, based on the annual Current Population Survey.
HUD User Data Sets
Original electronic data sets
generated by HUD sponsored data collection efforts, including the
American Housing Survey, HUD median family income limits, as well as
microdata from research initiatives on topics such as housing
discrimination, the HUD-insured multifamily housing stock, and the
public housing population. (Off Site)
The national American Housing Survey, conducted every 2 years by the
Bureau of Census for HUD, provides detailed data on housing costs, home
financing, household equipment, housing and neighborhood conditions,
and the households that occupy them. (Off Site)
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