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Rhode Island's Senior Population...By the Numbers

 

According to 2006 Census Bureau figures,

Rhode Island has 1,069,725 residents.

 

The state has 322,893 residents age 50 and older.

This 30.2 percent of the population and

ranks us 9th in the nation in this category.

 

 

The state has 251,995 residents age 55 and older

This 23.6 percent of the population and

ranks us 9th in the nation in this category.

 

 

The state has 194,533 residents age 60 and older.

This 18.2 percent of the population and

ranks us 8th in the nation in this category.

 

The state has 149,775 residents age 65 and older.

This 13.9 percent of the population and

ranks us 8th in the nation in this category.

 

The state has 117,391 residents age 70 and older.

This 11 percent of the population and

ranks us 6th in the nation in this category.

 

 

The state has 82,292 residents age 75 and older

This 7.7 percent of the population and

ranks us 4th in the nation in this category.

 

 

The state has 22,707 residents age 85 and older.

This 2.1 percent of the population and

ranks us 5th in the nation in this category.