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Aging into the 21st Century

Table 8 - Elderly Persons 65 Years and Over Living Alone, With No Living Children, by Race/Hispanic Origin: 1990, 2005, and 2020 (White, Hispanic, and Black and Others are defined as mutually exclusive categories.)

 

1990

2005

2020

RACE

Number

Percent Of Persons Living Alone1

Percent Of Total Persons2

Number

Percent Of Persons Living Alone1

Percent Of Total Persons2

Number

Percent Of Persons Living Alone1

Percent Of Total Persons2

TOTAL

2,463

27

8

2,951

27

8

4,117

27

8

White

2,096

26

8

2,386

26

8

3,117

26

8

Hispanic

35

16

3

77

16

3

149

16

3

Black and Others

332

36

11

488

36

12

851

36

12

SOURCE: Lewin/ICF (1990) estimates based on data from the 1984 Supplement on Aging (SOA); the Brookings/ICF Long Term Care Financing Model; and estimates by author.

1Percent living alone with no living children out of the population 65 years and over living alone (in each race/Hispanic group).

2Percent living alone with no living children out of the total population 65 years and over (in each race/Hispanic group).

Table compiled by the National Aging Information Center

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