ERIC Number: ED138416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
American Indian Population - 55 Years of Age and Older: Geographic Distribution, 1970 (Part 1 of 2). Statistical Reports on Older Americans, March 1977.
Williams, Blanch S.
Presenting statistical data on the American Indian Population 55 years of age and older, this report presents the following tables: (1) Total and American Indian Resident Populations, All Ages and 55+, by State, 1970; (2) American Indian Resident Population, 55+ and Selected Age Groups, by State and Sex, 1970; (3) American Indian Resident population, Total and 55+ Age Group, in State Rank Order, 1970; (4) American Indians of All Ages, 55+, and 60+ by Region, and Urban-Rural Residence, 1970; (5) American Indians of All Ages and 65+ Living on Identified Reservations, in State Rank Order, 1970; (6) American Indian Population of All Ages and 65+ Living on Identified Reservations by State, 1970. Presenting a narrative summary, this paper reports that: the number of Indians 55 years of age and over reached about 89,000 in 1970 and made up 12% of the 761,000 persons in the Indian population; like the total, most older Indians lived in the 22 states with reservations identified for the 1970 census count (of the 213,770 Indians living on the 115 reservations, there were 11,853 Indians 65 years of age or older living on these reservations and accounting for 6% of all Indians on reservations); although Indians were highly concentrated in a few states (Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and North Carolina), they only made up 1% to 8% of the total persons in the 55+ age group in the 8 states with the largest older Indian population. (JC)
Descriptors: Age Differences, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Census Figures, Comparative Analysis, Demography, Differences, Geographic Distribution, Geographic Location, Nonreservation American Indians, Older Adults, Regional Characteristics, Rural Urban Differences, Sex Differences, Statistical Data, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC. National Clearinghouse on Aging.
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