In 2017, there were 50.9 million Americans age 65 and over and 6.5 million age 85 and over. The population age 65 and older is expected to increase to 94.7 million in 2060. The population age 85 and older is expected to more than double to 19 million during the same period. Among the population age 65 and over, there were 125 women for every 100 men. At age 85 and over, this ratio increased to 184 women for every 100 men.
This page provides information on minority older adults in the U.S. For additional information, visit the Profile of Older Americans.
- African Americans Age 65+ (PDF)
- American Indians and Alaska Natives Age 65+ (PDF)
- Asian Americans Age 65+ (PDF)
- Hispanic Americans Age 65+ (PDF)