Number (in 1,000s), Percentage, and Percent Change of Persons 65 and Over, 85 and Over, and Median Age in the United States by Region, Division, and State, 1980-1990

 

65 and Over

85 and Over

Region

1980

1990

Percent Change

1980

1990

Percent Change

Median Age, 1990

New Mexico

116

163

40.7

9

14

62.0

31.3

 

(8.9)

(10.8)

(21.3)

(8.9)

(10.9)

(28.6)

 

Arizona

307

479

55.8

20

38

89.7

32.2

 

(11.3)

(13.1)

(15.9)

(11.3)

(13.1)

(42.9)

 

Utah

109

150

37.2

9

14

53.8

26.2

 

(7.5)

(8.7)

(16.0)

(7.5)

(8.7)

(33.3)

 

Nevada

66

128

94.1

4

7

105.0

33.3

 

(8.2)

(10.6)

(29.3)

(8.2)

(10.6)

(20.0)

 

Pacific

3,237

4,250

31.3

294

506

38.0

31.9

 

(10.2)

(10.9)

(6.9)

(0.9)

(1.0)

(11.1)

 

Washington

432

575

33.3

41

56

35.7

33.1

 

(10.4)

(11.8)

(13.4)

(10.4)

(11.8)

(20.0)

 

Oregon

303

391

29.0

28

39

36.5

34.5

 

(11.5)

(13.8)

(20.0)

(11.5)

(13.8)

(27.3)

 

California

2,414

3,136

29.9

218

300

37.2

31.5

 

(10.2)

(10.5)

(2.9)

(10.2)

(10.5)

(11.1)

 

Alaska

12

22

93.7

1

1

102.1

29.4

 

(2.9)

(4.1)

(41.4)

(2.9)

(4.1)

(0.0)

 

Hawaii

76

125

64.2

6

10

87.0

32.6

 

(7.9)

(11.3)

(43.0)

(7.9)

(11.3)

(50.0)

 

 

SOURCE: 1980 and 1990: Bureau of the Census, (1992b); median age, 1990: Bureau of the Census (1992a).



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