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Number of older Americans, 2050

In 2010, the 65 and older population was 40.2 million. By 2050, that number is expected to grow to 88.5 million.

United States Census Bureau. The Next Four Decades: The older population in the United States: 2010 to 2050; 2010. http://www.aoa.acl.gov/Aging_Statistics/future_growth/DOCS/p25-1138.pdf. Accessed July 6, 2015

Reference

Title
The Next Four Decades: The older population in the United States: 2010 to 2050
Publication Date
2010
Authors
United States Census Bureau
URL
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