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Download Data Files and Documentation

To facilitate more detailed analysis, this section of AGID provides access to AoA-related survey databases and special tabulations. Additional files will be added in future releases of the site. Downloadable files include:

Special Tabulations

  • Data files in XLS, XLSX, and XML format

Survey Databases

  • Data files in CSV/ASCII format
  • Data files in SAS transport format for users who want to use SAS to process the data
  • Codebooks containing variable listings and unweighted and weighted frequencies (PDF and HTML)
  • Documentation files containing technical information on data collection, use of the data, and, when applicable, information on survey sampling and weights
  • Survey instruments
  • SAS programming statements to assist users with loading, labeling and formatting the data files

Click on a link below for access to the survey data files and documentation.

AoA Special Tabulations

2007 - 2011 ACS Special Tabulation

The five year ACS Special Tabulation on Aging is based on the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey 2007-2011 data. Over 60 tables for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian areas are included. Ten different geographic levels of aggregation including state, county, AoA’s planning and service areas (PSAs), congressional districts, tribal areas, and census tracts are presented. The topics range from age, sex, and race/ethnicity to income and poverty, with particular emphasis on the 60 and older population. The results may be used for many purposes including serving as a component in the allocation formulas for Older Americans Act funding and for planning programs and services for the aging at all levels.

2009 - 2011 ACS Special Tabulation, Disability Tables

The three year ACS Special Tabulation on Aging is based on the Census Bureau's American Community Survey 2009-2011 data. Ten tables for each of the 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are included, with 3 different geography levels of aggregation including state, county, and total U.S. The topics include summary information for the population 60 years and older and summary information for persons with sensory, cognitive, and physical disabilities.

2010 Decennial Census Special Tabulation

The 2010 Census Special Tabulation is based on the Census Bureau’s 2010 Decennial Census. A set of eleven tables provide data for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian areas. The state tables include county, county subdivision, census tract, rural/urban component, and ACL’s planning and service areas (PSA). A separate set of tables are provided for all American Indian, Alaska Native, and Hawaiian Home Land areas within the U.S., and include the twelve Alaska Native Regional Corporation areas. The topics cover age, sex, race/ethnicity, household type and relationship, and type of group quarters, with particular emphasis on the 60 and older population. PSAs reported in the Decennial Special Tabulation use the geographic areas current at the time of the 2010 Census.

2005 - 2009 ACS Special Tabulation

The five year ACS Special Tabulation on Aging is based on the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey 2005-2009 data. Over 60 tables for each of the 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are included, with 10 different geographic levels of aggregation including state, county, AoA’s planning and service areas (PSAs), congressional districts, tribal areas, and census tracts. The topics range from age, sex, and race/ethnicity to income and poverty, with particular emphasis on the 60 and older population. The results may be used for many purposes including serving as a component in the allocation formulas for Older Americans Act funding and for planning programs and services for the aging at all levels.

2008 - 2010 ACS Special Tabulation, Disability Tables

The three year ACS Special Tabulation on Aging is based on the Census Bureau's American Community Survey 2008-2010 data. Nine tables for each of the 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are included, with 3 different geography levels of aggregation including state, county, and total U.S. The topics include summary information for the population 60 years and older and summary information for persons with sensory, cognitive, and physical disabilities.

National Survey of OAA Participants

National Survey of OAA Participants

The National Survey of OAA Participants is a collection of annual national surveys conducted by AoA of recipients of select Title III services. Their purpose is to obtain performance outcome measurement information. This information is used in AoA’s Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) plan and Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) assessment. While GPRA requires Federal agencies to use performance measurement to improve the performance of Federal programs, the PART is used to evaluate the performance of Federal programs, particularly through outcome measurement.

National Survey of Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) 2005/2006

National Survey of Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) 2005/2006

The AAA survey was conducted to determine the extent to which Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) are involved in service system integration and coordination. It is also designed to provide basic descriptive information on AAA characteristics, health promotion and disease prevention activity, and management information systems and performance measurement at the AAA level. It is intended to identify areas in which AAAs play a major role in integrating, coordinating, and delivering services to those older persons in most need.

The data were collected with the cooperation of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) and the National Association of State Units on Aging (NASUA). The AAA data collection did not employ statistical sampling techniques. The universe of AAAs were contacted to participate in the survey. There was an overall 77% response rate from the AAAs, although the response rates for specific questions can be higher or lower.