Monday, January 28, 2013


There are more than 50,000 centenarians in the United States, according to the 2010 Census and a report on the 100-and-older population released last month by the Census Bureau.

Other interesting facts from the report:
  • More than 80 percent of centenarians are women.
  • The majority live in households (about one third live in nursing homes or other group quarters).
  • California has the most population age 100 and older (5,921) followed by New York (4,605), and then Florida (4,090).
  • Despite Florida's reputation as a retirement destination, South Dakota and Iowa have substantially higher proportions of centenarians as a share state population (0.0295 and 0.0278, respectively compared with Florida's 0.0218).

Image from Time magazine special section on "How to live to 100 years"

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