The Worst States to Grow Old In

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1. Vermont
> Pct. of pop. age 65+: 18.8% (4th highest)
> 65 and older poverty rate: 7.1% (7th lowest)
> 65 and older bachelor’s deg. attainment: 37.2% (2nd highest)
> Healthy life expectancy after 65: 15.2 years (6th highest)

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2. Colorado
> Pct. of pop. age 65+: 13.8% (5th lowest)
> 65 and older poverty rate: 7.8% (15th lowest)
> 65 and older bachelor’s deg. attainment: 38.5% (the highest)
> Healthy life expectancy after 65: 15.3 years (5th highest)

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3. Virginia
> Pct. of pop. age 65+: 15.0% (10th lowest)
> 65 and older poverty rate: 7.1% (7th lowest)
> 65 and older bachelor’s deg. attainment: 32.4% (7th highest)
> Healthy life expectancy after 65: 14.2 years (25th lowest)

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4. Maryland
> Pct. of pop. age 65+: 14.9% (8th lowest)
> 65 and older poverty rate: 7.9% (16th lowest)
> 65 and older bachelor’s deg. attainment: 34.5% (4th highest)
> Healthy life expectancy after 65: 14.4 years (24th highest)

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5. Connecticut
> Pct. of pop. age 65+: 16.8% (14th highest)
> 65 and older poverty rate: 7.1% (7th lowest)
> 65 and older bachelor’s deg. attainment: 32.6% (5th highest)
> Healthy life expectancy after 65: 15.7 years (2nd highest)