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The Longevity Economy® State Profiles

The Longevity Economy® state profiles are a series of data analyses from AARP that describe the contributions of Americans age 50-plus.

The map below displays how much Americans age 50-plus contribute to each state on various measures for both 2018 and 2050.

Project Overview

As states face immediate and unprecedented economic challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic, state leaders must recognize their growing population of older adults as part of a long-term strategy for economic recovery and growth. State residents ages 50 and older are consumers, taxpayers, workers, business owners, volunteers, and family caregivers. States that engage this vibrant group will produce long-term social and economic benefits to residents of all ages.

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Learn More

For more information on AARP’s longevity work, contact AARP Thought Leadership at For media inquiries, contact

Suggested Citation

Accius, Jean, and Joo Yeoun Suh. The Longevity Economy® State Profiles. Washington, DC: AARP Thought Leadership, October 2020.