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What is the average net worth of an American at age 65?

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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.

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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.

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