According to a recent U.S. Census Bureau report, there were 53,364 people age 100 or older in the country in 2010. Those who were 110 or older made up just 0.6% of the centenarian population in the U.S., the 2010 Census found.
- Among the report’s other findings about America’s centenarians:
- Nearly 86% lived in an urban area, perhaps for better access to healthcare.
- By region, the South had the most, with 17,444, followed by the Midwest, with 13,112; the Northeast, with 12,244; and the West, with 10,564.
- Women age 100-plus were slightly more likely to live in a nursing home (35.2% vs. 18.2% for men), while centenarian men were slightly more likely to live in a relative’s home (43.5% vs. 28.5% of women).
— Source: U.S. Census Bureau