There were 53,364 people aged 100 and older in the U.S. in 2010, according to the U.S. Census, and New York had the second most—behind only California, the most populous state.
California had the largest number of centenarians at 5,921. New York, the third most populous state behind California and Texas, was second with 4,605 centenarians. Florida had 4,090.
It’s fair to say that most are women. Nationally, the percentage of females among centenarians was a remarkable 82.8 percent, the Census Bureau said.
According to the report, the population 100 and older represented less than two per 10,000 people. And New York was in the middle of pack in terms of centenarians compared its overall population of about 19.4 million people—about 2.4 percent.
North Dakota was the only state with more than three centenarians per 10,000 people, followed by South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska.
In 2010, 85.7 percent of centenarians lived in a city. Most lived in the South (17,444), followed by the Midwest (13,112), Northeast (12,244) and West (10,564).
The nation had 330 super-centenarians—those over 110.