The Worst States to Grow Old In

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26. New York
> Pct. of pop. age 65+: 15.9% (25th lowest)
> 65 and older poverty rate: 11.4% (4th highest)
> 65 and older bachelor’s deg. attainment: 28.5% (22nd highest)
> Healthy life expectancy after 65: 14.5 years (21st highest)

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27. Arizona
> Pct. of pop. age 65+: 17.1% (11th highest)
> 65 and older poverty rate: 9.0% (19th highest)
> 65 and older bachelor’s deg. attainment: 29.4% (19th highest)
> Healthy life expectancy after 65: 15.0 years (9th highest)

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28. North Dakota
> Pct. of pop. age 65+: 14.9% (9th lowest)
> 65 and older poverty rate: 9.9% (12th highest)
> 65 and older bachelor’s deg. attainment: 21.5% (6th lowest)
> Healthy life expectancy after 65: 14.6 years (19th highest)

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29. Idaho
> Pct. of pop. age 65+: 15.3% (14th lowest)
> 65 and older poverty rate: 8.1% (20th lowest)
> 65 and older bachelor’s deg. attainment: 25.7% (19th lowest)
> Healthy life expectancy after 65: 14.2 years (25th lowest)

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30. South Carolina
> Pct. of pop. age 65+: 17.2% (10th highest)
> 65 and older poverty rate: 9.2% (15th highest)
> 65 and older bachelor’s deg. attainment: 27.3% (25th highest)
> Healthy life expectancy after 65: 12.9 years (12th lowest)