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Older population growth between 2030 and 2050

Between 2030 and 2050, the 85 and older population is expected to grow 2.3 percent.

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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  • Future Demographics

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