Senior Citizens

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?

A. Arizona
B. West Virginia
C. Texas
D. North Dakota


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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