Silver Book Fact

Growth of 100+ population since 1980

Since 1980, the percentage of adults aged 100+ has increased at a faster rate than the entire population, growing from 32,194 people to 67,347 people.

Administration on Aging. A Profile of Older Americans: 2014; 2015. https://www.acl.gov/sites/default/files/Aging%20and%20Disability%20in%20America/2014-Profile.pdf. Accessed July 1, 2015

Reference

Title
A Profile of Older Americans: 2014
Publication Date
2015
Authors
Administration on Aging
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Today's Older Population

Related Facts

  • Americans aged 45-64, 1999-2009
    The number of Americans ages 45-64, who will reach 65 over the next two decades, increased by 26% from 1999 to 2009.  
  • Threat of hunger for older Americans
    There are 9.6 million older adults in the United States who are at risk for hunger.  
  • Percent of older Americans who are obese
    Almost 30 percent of older Americans were classified as obese in 2014 (according to height and weight self-reports).  
  • Growth of 65+ population since 1900
    Since 1900, the number of Americans ages 65 and older has increased twelve times–from 3.1 million to 37.3 million.  
  • Number of 65+ Americans in 2009
    In 2009, the number of Americans age 65 and older increased by 770,699.