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					  Jasper County Demographic Report on the Population of Elders: An Overview of
                              Census 2000 Data
Population                         total                                              Jackson County Age Distribution
Total in 2000                      30043                  2000
Total in 2006 (est.)               32296
% Growth 2000-2006                 7.5%                   1500
Ages 65 and over in 2000           3737
                                                          1000
Ages 65 and over in 2006           4209
% 65 and over in 2006              12.03%                         500




                                                         total number
% Growth (65+) 2000-2006           12.6%
Population over 85 in 2006         576                                     0
Population est. 55-64 2006         2785
Spanish Speakers (65+)             0
                                                                                                                           males
Speak little or no Engl. (65+)     0
While the total population of Jasper County
                                                                                                  age cohort               females

increased rapidly during the period from 2000 to         The ratio of females to males generally increases in
2006, the population ages 65 years and older in the      older cohorts.
county increased proportionally much faster.


                                                                               Income Distribution among the Population
                                                                                   785
                                                                                           Ages 65 and Older
                                                                                      775
                                                                    800

                                                                    700
                                                                                                          Jasper County
                                                                    600

                                                                    500                     425

                                                                    400                           319
                                                                               320

                                                                    300                                   225
(*Number of seniors ages 65 and over by census tract.)
                                                                                                    154
                                                                    200                                      150
                                                            Total Number




Income                                                                                                                               90
                                                                                                                   54 39 40 60            70
% of ages 65+ living below poverty level        5.1                 100                                                        24
% of total population below poverty level       6.7
Ages 65+ living below 150% of poverty           18.76                      0
Labor force participation rate for ages 65+     13.48
Unemployment rate (%) among labor force         1.59
participants ages 65+
The percentage of seniors in Jasper County that lives
below the poverty level is smaller than the
percentage of the county’s total population as well
as the percentage of seniors across Indiana (7.7%)
that lives below the poverty level. The labor-force      In Jasper County the income category of $5,000 to
participation rate among seniors in Jasper County is     $9,999 contains the largest frequency of seniors, as
nearly the same as among seniors across Indiana          in most counties in Indiana, however, in Jasper
(13.93%), but unemployment among seniors in the          County there are also nearly as many seniors in the
county is lower than among seniors across the state      category of $10,000 to $14,999. *Note that income
(3.45%).                                                 categories for this graph are larger for those making
                                                         more than $54,999.
  Jasper County Demographic Report on the Population of Elders: An Overview of
                              Census 2000 Data
Housing                                                                                           Jasper County Housing
Households with 1 or more 65+                                   2577                           Characteristics for Seniors 65+
Number of 65+ householders                                      2385
% 65+ householders who own (v. rent)                            82.26
                                                                                               90               82.26
% 65+ householders living in housing                            42.14                          80                                           67.5
built before 1960                                                                              70
% 65+ householders who moved in                                 30.4                           60




                                                                                     Percent
before 1970                                                                                    50           42.14       41.84
Number of 65+ females living alone                              808                            40    30.4                   26.71
Number of 65+ male living alone                                 190                            30                   17.74           21.38
% of householders living alone                                  41.84                          20
% of 65+ householders who pay >35%                              21.38                          10
                                                                                                0
of income for housing
The percentage of senior householders in Jasper
County who live in older housing is smaller than the
percentage of senior householders who live in older
housing across Indiana (48.6%), and the percentage
of senior householders in the county who have been
living in the same household for over thirty years is
also smaller than the corresponding percentage
across the state (37.8%).                                                       Most householders over 64 years old own their
                                                                                home as opposed to rent, while almost one third of
Grandparents as Caregivers for Grandchildren
                                                                                all seniors live alone. The percentage of senior
18 Years Old and Younger
                                                                                householders in Jasper County who own their home
                                                                                is nearly the same as the percentage of senior
                                                        Tot.      %
Aged 65+ who live with one or                           100       2.82% (of     householders who own their home across Indiana
more own grandchildren                                            sample)       (82.13%). The percentage of householders ages 85
Aged 65+ having primary                                 20         *20%         years and older in the county who own their home is
responsibility for grandchildren                                                somewhat larger than the corresponding percentage
Aged 65+ live with, but not                             70        *70%          across the state (70.94%). Finally, the percentage of
responsible for grandchildren                                                   seniors in Jasper County who live alone is smaller
Aged 55-64 who live with one or                         150       5.42% (of
                                                                                than the percentage of all seniors who live alone
more own grandchildren                                            sample)
Aged 55-64 having primary                               80        *53.33%       across in Indiana (29.11%).
responsibility for grandchildren
Aged 55-64 live with, but not                           80        *53.33%       Disabilities among Non-                                 Total
responsible for grandchildren                                                   institutionalized Population Aged                       number
*Percent of total of those who live with one or more of their own               60+
grandchildren. Sample size for 65+ = 3540; sample size for ages                 Sensory                                                 525
55-64 = 2770.
                                                                                Physical                                                1120
   This information is provided by the Center on Aging and Community at the     learning/remembering/concentrating                      375
   Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, with funding from the US
   Administration on Aging, Morgan # 90AM3026. For downloadable
                                                                                Self-care disability                                    390
   formats, visit the link at: http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/cac/.                Go-outside-home disability                              695
                                                                                Employment disability                                   105
   Or contact: Philip B. Stafford, Ph.D. at 812-855-2163, staffor@indiana.edu
                                                                                Percent of ages 65+ with any                            42.0
   All data was assembled by Frank Marshalek (fmarshal@indiana.edu) using       disability
   Census data from Summary Files 1, 2 and 3 and “Special Tabulations for       *Categories are not mutually exclusive. (Source: US Census
   the Aging (www.census.gov), and from census data assembled by the AOA
                                                                                Summary File 3)
   (http://www.data.aoa.gov).

				
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