Looking for more data? We've identified these links to useful aging-related data sets and data-rich sites.
Databook on Employee Benefits, Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI)
The EBRI Databook on Employee Benefits compiles data from dozens of sources to provide a comprehensive analysis of how the employee benefits system works, who and what its various functions affect, and its relationship with the U.S. economy. Topics include the retirement income system; employer-sponsored benefit plans; government programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid; health insurance; and labor force and demographic trends.
Retirement Confidence Survey, Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI)
The annual Retirement Confidence Survey (RCS), sponsored by EBRI, is a random, nationally representative survey of 1,000 individuals age 25 and over. The RCS is the country's most established and comprehensive study of the attitudes and behavior of American workers and retirees towards all aspects of saving, retirement planning, and long-term financial security.
Survey of Consumer Finances, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
A wealth of data from triennial survey sponsored by the Federal Reserve System and the Internal Revenue Service about American families’ net worth, value of assets, retirement accounts, transaction accounts, credit card balances, etc. Smallest level of geography is U.S. regions.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It administers Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). CMS features a collection of research, statistics, trends, and reports associated with its programs.
Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index
With the goal of providing the world's most up-to-date measure of individual and collective health and well-being, the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index tracks the well-being of U.S. residents 350 days out of the year interviewing more than 1,000 U.S. adults nationwide each day. The measures that comprise the index reflect Americans' evaluations of their day-to-day lives as well as their daily emotional and physical experiences both at work and at home.
Health and Retirement Study, University of Michigan
The University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study is a longitudinal study of health, retirement, and aging. The study surveys approximately 20,000 Americans over the age of 50 every two years. Supported by the National Institute on Aging and the Social Security Administration, the study paints an emerging portrait of an aging America's physical and mental health, insurance coverage, financial status, family support systems, labor market status, and retirement planning.
North Dakota Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is an annual statewide telephone surveillance system designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Surveillance is conducted on a monthly basis to collect data on modifiable risk behaviors, preventative health practices and health-related conditions contributing to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the population. North Dakota’s sample represents randomly selected residents of the non-institutionalized adult household population, ages 18 years and older. Information provided by BRFSS is not available from other sources.
The State of Aging and Health in America, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC provides a series of reports with the most current data on 15 key indicators of older adult health at the national and state levels, as well as calls to action, state success stories, and other resources.
Healthy Aging Data Portfolio, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Provides data for the U.S., regions, states, or metropolitan/micropolitan statistical areas in the following indicator categories: health and well-being, screening and vaccines and mental health.
AgingStats.gov, Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
The web site of the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics (Forum), which features aging-related data from the 15 Federal agencies that use or produce data about older Americans. The website hosts a series of reports containing the latest data on the 37 key indicators selected by the Forum to portray aspects of the lives of older Americans and their families. It is divided into five subject areas: population, economics, health status, health risks and behaviors, and health care.
National Population Projections, U.S. Census Bureau
A collection of population projections (by age, sex and race), based on the most recent decennial Census data.