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Aging into the 21st Century

Table 6a Projected Distribution of the Population 65 Years and Over and 75 Years and Over by Marital Status, by Sex: 1995 to 2010 (Numbers in thousands. Projection series 2 of U.S. Bureau of the Census.)

  

65 YEAR AND OVER

75 YEARS AND OVER

MARITAL STATUS

1995

2000

2010

1995

2000

2010

MALE, Total Number

13,678

14,346

16,887

5,341

6,166

7,135

Percent

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Never married

4.9

4.9

4.7

4.9

4.9

4.8

Ever married

95.1

95.1

95.3

95.1

95.1

95.1

Married, spouse present

71.0

70.6

71.1

63.5

64.3

66.3

Other

24.0

24.5

24.2

31.5

30.7

28.9

                    
FEMALE, Total Number

19,866

20,364

22,522

9,444

10,408

11,216

Percent

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Never married

5.4

5.3

4.9

6.3

6.2

6.0

Ever married

94.6

94.7

95.1

93.7

93.8

94.0

Married, spouse present

36.9

36.7

38.6

21.6

22.3

23.8

Other

57.8

58.0

56.5

72.2

71.5

70.3

SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of the Census (1996b).

Table compiled by National Aging Information Center  

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