ERIC Number: ED111582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
North Carolina's Elderly Population: A Distributional Analysis. Department of Sociology and Anthropology Progress Report Soc. 61, 1975.
Clifford, William B.; Faulkner, Gary L.
Analyzing selected data on North Carolina's aged population (65 and over), this report utilizes U.S. Census figures, providing tabular data on the migration of the aged and the distribution of the aged population by residence in North Carolina and the U.S. and by North Carolina counties (rural and urban places). Major findings reveal that North Carolina: (1) contains smaller proportions of the aged than the nation as a whole; (2) belongs in a group of 31 states in which the rural population contains a higher proportion of those aged 65 and over than does the urban; (3) has an aging population that lags behind that of the U.S.; (4) has 34 counties with centers of less than 2,500; (5) has a higher proportion of the aged in urban sectors of less than 25,000; (6) has a variance in the proportions of the aged in urban sectors of more than 25,000; (7) has, like the U.S., a strong tendency for places of 1,000 to 2,500 to contain the largest proportions of aged people; (8) has a proportional distribution of aged lowest in the rural-nonfarm areas, intermediate in the urban areas, and highest on farms; (9) has more females than males in small places; (10) has a larger proportion of females in the rural population; and (11) has experienced a net gain of 12,000 elderly as a result of migration and has had more elderly female immigrants than male during the 1960-70 decade. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina; United States