Americans 65+ Have Low Net Worth and Income Dependent Largely on Social Security a Growing Population of 36 Million That Will Continue to Expand.

The MetLife Mature Market Institute Demographic Profile of Americans 65+ shows an aging population of 36 million people, some with few assets and relatively low income; 10% live below the poverty line.
 
The profile relies on data from the 2000 U.S. Census and from U.S. Census Bureau Noun 1. Census Bureau - the bureau of the Commerce Department responsible for taking the census; provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States
Bureau of the Census supplements from each year between 2001 and 2004. Other sources were the National Health Interview Survey and "Demos, Retiring in the Red: The Growth of Debt Among Older Americans," 2004.