The Profile of Older Americans is an annual summary of critical statistics related to the older population in the United States. Relying primarily on data offered by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Profile illustrates the shifting demographics of Americans age 65 and older. It includes key topic areas such as income, living arrangements, education, and health. The 2021 Profile includes a special section on family caregiving.
This report provides a look at selected demographic, social, housing and economic characteristics of the 65 years and older population in the United States based on 2016 American Community Survey (ACS) one-year data. Issued October 2018.
The AGing, Independence, and Disability (AGID) Program Data Portal is an on-line query system based on Administration for Community Living(ACL)-related data files and surveys, and includes population characteristics from the Census Bureau for comparison purposes.
The National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), located within ICPSR, is funded by the National Institute on Aging. NACDA's mission is to advance research on aging by helping researchers to profit from the under-exploited potential of a broad range of datasets.
"This longitudinal panel study has surveyed a representative sample of more than 26,000 Americans over age 50 every two years since 1992. Information collected includes income, work, assets, pension plans, health insurance, disability, physical health and functioning, cognitive functioning, and health care expenditures."