In 2010, 85.7 percent of centenarians lived in an urban area. Most lived in the South (17,444), followed by the Midwest (13,112), Northeast (12,244) and West (10,564). States with the largest total populations generally had the most centenarians. California had the largest number of centenarians (5,921), followed by New York, Florida and Texas. Alaska had the fewest centenarians (40), followed by Wyoming (72), Vermont (133) and Delaware (146).
In 2013, the Census Bureau plans to release a centenarians report based on the five-year data from the American Community Survey (2007-2011). The brief will provide more detailed characteristics about the centenarian population for the country.Melanie DealPublic Information Office301-763-3030e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau