In 2013, the United States had an elderly population (65 and older) of 44.5 million people, that's about 14.1 percent of the total population. the fastest rising age group in the past ten years has been those 85 and older. Maine has a large percentage of elderly people.

In fact, Maine has the second highest percentage of elderly (65+) population in the country.

18.24 percent of Maine's population is 65 and older, only Florida has a larger percentage of those 65 and older (19.06 percent).

The top ten:

1. Florida
2. Maine
3. West Virginia
4. Vermont
5. Pennsylvania
6. Montana
7. Delaware
8. Hawaii
9. Oregon
10. Arizona

Alaska has the lowest percentage of those 65 and old at 9.49 percent.