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Percent growth in oldest-old population by 2050

The oldest-old population is projected to increase by 21 percent by 2050.

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

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