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Growth of 65 and older population through 2020

The 65 and older population will grow from 35 million in 2000 to 40 million in 2010 (a 15% increase) to 55 million in 2020 (a 36% increase).

Administration on Aging. A Profile of Older Americans: 2010. Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services; 2011. https://www.acl.gov/sites/default/files/Aging%20and%20Disability%20in%20America/2010profile.pdf

Reference

Title
A Profile of Older Americans: 2010
Publisher
US Department of Health and Human Services
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Administration on Aging
URL
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  • Future Demographics

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