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Growth of 65 and older population between 2000 and 2030

The 65 and older population is project to be twice as large in 2030 as in 2000, growing from 35 million to 72 million; almost 20% of the U.S. population

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being. Washington, DC: US Government Priting Office; 2010. http://www.agingstats.gov/agingstatsdotnet/main_site/default.aspx

Reference

Title
Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being
Publisher
US Government Priting Office
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
URL
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  • Future Demographics

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