What Is the Average Net Worth of an American at Age 65?

What Is the Average Net Worth of an American at Age 65?

As of 2010, the median net worth for Americans aged 65 and older was $170,128, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The median family net worth for households aged 65 to 74 was $206,700 according to the Federal Reserve Survey of Consumer Finances in 2012.

The median household income for those aged 65 and older was $33,118 according to the U.S. Census Bureau Current Population Survey of 2011. Married couples aged 65 and older had a combined net worth more than twice that of single seniors at a median of $307,728 in 2010, according to U.S. News & World Report.