The Worst States to Grow Old In

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41. New Mexico
> Pct. of pop. age 65+: 16.8% (13th highest)
> 65 and older poverty rate: 12.2% (2nd highest)
> 65 and older bachelor’s deg. attainment: 30.4% (17th highest)
> Healthy life expectancy after 65: 13.9 years (20th lowest)

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42. Texas
> Pct. of pop. age 65+: 12.2% (3rd lowest)
> 65 and older poverty rate: 10.8% (5th highest)
> 65 and older bachelor’s deg. attainment: 27.0% (23rd lowest)
> Healthy life expectancy after 65: 12.9 years (12th lowest)

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43. Oklahoma
> Pct. of pop. age 65+: 15.3% (13th lowest)
> 65 and older poverty rate: 9.1% (17th highest)
> 65 and older bachelor’s deg. attainment: 23.8% (13th lowest)
> Healthy life expectancy after 65: 12.0 years (7th lowest)

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44. Tennessee
> Pct. of pop. age 65+: 15.9% (25th highest)
> 65 and older poverty rate: 9.2% (15th highest)
> 65 and older bachelor’s deg. attainment: 22.9% (12th lowest)
> Healthy life expectancy after 65: 11.9 years (5th lowest)

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45. Alabama
> Pct. of pop. age 65+: 16.5% (22nd highest)
> 65 and older poverty rate: 9.9% (12th highest)
> 65 and older bachelor’s deg. attainment: 22.1% (8th lowest)
> Healthy life expectancy after 65: 11.1 years (4th lowest)