10/09/2014 10:31 am ET Updated Oct 09, 2014

Seniors In 49 States Struggling To Afford Retirement

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Seniors in almost every state in the country don't have enough income to get by comfortably.

Households ages 65 and older in the U.S. are living on an average of only $37,847 a year. That's around 60% of the annual earnings of today's 45- to 64-year olds and falls well short of the 70% in pre-retirement income that's typically recommended for retirees, according to an analysis of 2013 Census Bureau data.

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