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Number of centenarians by 2045

By 2045, the number of centenarians in the United States is projected to reach 757,000.

Projections of the Total Resident Population by 5-Year Age Groups, Race, and Hispanic Origin with Special Age Categories: Middle series, 2025 to 2045. https://www.census.gov/population/projections/files/natproj/summary/np-t4-f.pdf. Published 2000

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