The Worst States to Grow Old In

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21. Nebraska
> Pct. of pop. age 65+: 15.4% (17th lowest)
> 65 and older poverty rate: 7.2% (9th lowest)
> 65 and older bachelor’s deg. attainment: 25.3% (17th lowest)
> Healthy life expectancy after 65: 14.5 years (21st highest)

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22. Iowa
> Pct. of pop. age 65+: 16.7% (16th highest)
> 65 and older poverty rate: 6.6% (3rd lowest)
> 65 and older bachelor’s deg. attainment: 22.6% (10th lowest)
> Healthy life expectancy after 65: 14.8 years (15th highest)

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23. Wisconsin
> Pct. of pop. age 65+: 16.5% (21st highest)
> 65 and older poverty rate: 7.8% (15th lowest)
> 65 and older bachelor’s deg. attainment: 24.8% (16th lowest)
> Healthy life expectancy after 65: 14.9 years (14th highest)

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24. Illinois
> Pct. of pop. age 65+: 15.2% (12th lowest)
> 65 and older poverty rate: 8.6% (24th highest)
> 65 and older bachelor’s deg. attainment: 27.1% (24th lowest)
> Healthy life expectancy after 65: 13.5 years (16th lowest)

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25. Rhode Island
> Pct. of pop. age 65+: 16.7% (17th highest)
> 65 and older poverty rate: 9.0% (19th highest)
> 65 and older bachelor’s deg. attainment: 28.4% (24th highest)
> Healthy life expectancy after 65: 14.5 years (21st highest)