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Census 2000 Data on the Aging

Persons 60+ and 65+ with Incomes below the Poverty Level - 2000 (Universe - Persons Not institutionalized or in other group quarters)

State 60+ below poverty PCT 60+ below poverty 65+ below Poverty Percent 65+ in Poverty
Alabama 112,211 15.1% 86,276 15.5%
Alaska 3,443 6.7% 2,330 6.8%
Arizona 73,370 8.6% 54,737 8.4%
Arkansas 62,707 13.3% 49,096 13.8%
California 390,871 8.5% 280,411 8.1%
Colorado 39,794 7.4% 29,661 7.4%
Connecticut 39,426 6.9% 30,818 7.0%
Delaware 9,939 7.7% 7,633 7.9%
District of Columbia 14,059 16.0% 10,887 16.4%
Florida 321,626 9.3% 246,641 9.1%
Georgia 133,946 12.9% 102,228 13.5%
Hawaii 15,137 7.4% 11,683 7.4%
Idaho 15,668 8.3% 11,635 8.3%
Illinois 157,266 8.4% 117,931 8.3%
Indiana 71,909 7.6% 54,287 7.7%
Iowa 39,428 7.6% 31,118 7.7%
Kansas 34,006 7.9% 26,840 8.1%
Kentucky 92,165 14.3% 67,477 14.2%
Louisiana 108,634 16.5% 81,693 16.7%
Maine 23,467 10.2% 17,879 10.2%
Maryland 63,978 8.3% 48,854 8.5%
Massachusetts 90,363 8.7% 71,435 8.9%
Michigan 127,973 8.3% 96,116 8.2%
Minnesota 56,970 7.8% 45,405 8.2%
Mississippi 77,989 17.9% 59,595 18.5%
Missouri 91,369 9.8% 70,476 9.9%
Montana 14,514 9.5% 10,369 9.1%
Nebraska 21,894 7.8% 17,385 8.0%
Nevada 22,022 7.4% 15,284 7.1%
New Hampshire 12,556 6.8% 9,992 7.2%
New Jersey 106,858 7.7% 83,336 7.8%
New Mexico 36,401 13.2% 26,341 12.8%
New York 352,834 11.5% 264,336 11.3%
North Carolina 156,572 12.6% 122,248 13.2%
North Dakota 11,976 10.7% 9,726 11.1%
Ohio 154,422 8.3% 115,742 8.1%
Oklahoma 64,328 11.3% 47,740 11.1%
Oregon 43,721 7.9% 32,120 7.6%
Pennsylvania 210,598 9.1% 164,095 9.1%
Rhode Island 18,625 10.2% 15,153 10.6%
South Carolina 84,400 13.4% 64,688 13.9%
South Dakota 13,982 10.8% 11,199 11.1%
Tennessee 118,560 13.1% 89,985 13.5%
Texas 334,192 12.6% 251,172 12.8%
Utah 14,353 5.8% 10,695 5.8%
Vermont 8,156 8.4% 6,217 8.5%
Virginia 94,341 9.2% 71,545 9.5%
Washington 65,138 7.7% 47,967 7.5%
West Virginia 44,460 12.6% 31,555 11.9%
Wisconsin 62,160 7.2% 49,245 7.4%
Wyoming 6,607 8.9% 4,853 8.9%
Puerto Rico 253,887 43.9% 183,500 44.0%
Total 4,595,271 10.3% 3,469,630 10.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Sample Data File
Table compiled by the US Administration on Aging

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