At Risk: The Geography of America’s Senior Population

The U.S. now has the largest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases globally, and modelling predicts that the country could see about 100,000 to 200,000 total deaths.

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At Risk: The Geography of America’s Senior Population

At Risk: The Geography of America’s Senior Population

The U.S. now has the largest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases globally, and modelling predicts that the country could see about 100,000 to 200,000 total deaths. Unfortunately, adults aged 65 or older—about 16% of the U.S. population—are at much higher risk of both severe illness and death.

This chart uses U.S. Census Bureau data to map the percentage of the population that is 65 years or older by state. It also outlines the urban areas that are most heavily skewed towards this older age group.


First published: April 3, 2020 (link)

Source files included: .ai, .eps, .pdf

Data source: U.S. Census Bureau

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