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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.

US Census Bureau. U.S. Census Bureau, Economics and Statistics Administration; 2010. http://www.aoa.acl.gov/Aging_Statistics/future_growth/DOCS/p25-1138.pdf. Accessed July 6, 2015

Reference

Title
U.S. Census Bureau, Economics and Statistics Administration
Publication
The Next Four Decades: The older population in the United States, 2010-2050
Publication Date
2010
Authors
US Census Bureau
URL
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  • Future Demographics

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