U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for May 7
WASHINGTON, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
MONDAY, MAY 7: OLDER AMERICANS MONTH
Profile America — Monday, May 7th. As Americans live longer, the problems of financing their retirement and paying their medical bills continue to make headlines, especially in this election year. But the growing number of healthy seniors also means opportunities. Both the problems and opportunities are in the spotlight in May — it’s Older Americans Month. There are just over 40 million people aged 65 and older in the U.S., 13 percent of the population. By the year 2050, the number of elderly is projected to be 88.5 million. About one-in-six seniors is still in the labor force, and close to one-in-four is a military veteran. Eight-out-of-10 older Americans own their homes. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2012, p. 245
U.S. Census Bureau, Facts for Features, CB12-FF.07
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Multimedia Gallery” by the “Newsroom” button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau