(measure: percent; Source: United Nations Population Division)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
USA: Population ages 65 and above, percent of total
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1960 to 2018. The average value for the USA during that period was 11.89 percent with a minimum of 9.12 percent in 1960 and a maximum of 15.81 percent in 2018.
The latest value from 2018 is 15.81 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 187
countries is 8.79 percent.
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Definition: Population ages 65 and above as a percentage of the total population. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship.