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Oldest old population projections between 2010 and 2050

Between 2010 and 2050, the oldest-old are expected to increase from 15% to 24% of all older Americans.  This will result in an additional 15 million oldest-old.

He W, Sengupta M, Velkoff V, DeBarros K. 65+ in the United States: 2005; 2005:23-209. https://www.census.gov/prod/2006pubs/p23-209.pdf

Reference

Title
65+ in the United States: 2005
Publication
U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Reports
Publication Date
2005
Authors
He W, Sengupta M, Velkoff V, DeBarros K
Pages
23-209
URL
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  • Future Demographics

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