Nationally, 12.6 percent of the population is age 65 years and older. Wisconsin ranks near the middle with 13.2 percent of the population age 65 years and older. Florida ranks #1 with 16.9 percent and Alaska is #50 with only 7 percent. What state ranks second in the number of residents at least 65 years old?
Question: What state ranks second in the number of residents at least 65 years old?
B. West Virginia (15.5 percent)
The top five also include: Pennsylvania (15.3%; Maine (15.0%); and Iowa (14.7%). Texas ranks 47th with 10.1%; Arizona is 27th at 12.9%; and North Dakota ranks 6th with 14.6% of its residents age 65 years and older. Similar data comparing states and counties on a variety of variables is available at: http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/GCTGeoSearchByListServlet?ds_name=ACS_2009_5YR_G00_&_lang=en&_ts=314545903380
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