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Information Memoranda

July 17, 1997

INFORMATION MEMORANDUM
AOA-IM-97-20

TO : STATE AND AREA AGENCIES ON AGING ADMINISTERING TITLES III AND VII OF THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED

SUBJECT : 1996 Population Estimates of the 60+ Population for States and Territories

The purpose of this memorandum is to transmit current estimates of the population 60 years of age and older (60+) for the states and U.S. territories. The attached table presents the most recent population estimates available from the U.S. Bureau of the Census, and will be used by the Administration on Aging to determine formula grant awards during fiscal year 1998 under Title III of the Older Americans Act. Also attached, for your information, are several other population tables by age groups.

The figures for the 50 states and the District of Columbia are population estimates as of July 1, 1996. The figures for American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, and the Virgin Islands are population counts as of April 1, 1990, and are from the 1990 Census of Population. Estimates for 1996 for these areas are not available from the Bureau of the Census. The figure shown for Puerto Rico is an estimate for July 1, 1996, the latest available from the Bureau of the Census, and is based on a total population estimate for that date and the percentage of the total population which was 60+ as enumerated by the 1990 Census of Population.

EFFECTIVE DATE : None

2 ATTACHMENTS : The 60+ Population for U.S. States and Territories: July 1, 1996 (table)
Population by Age Group, for States: July 1, 1996 (tables)

William F. Benson
Acting Principal Deputy
Assistant Secretary for Aging

The Attachments may be found on the AoA website at:
http://www.aoa.dhhs.gov/aoa/stats/96pop/




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