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USA: Population ages 65 and above, percent of total: For that indicator, United Nations Population Division provides data for the USA from 1960 to 2017. The average value for the USA during that period was 11.82 percent with a minumum of 9.13 percent in 1960 and a maximum of 15.41 percent in 2017. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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.