Silver Book Fact

85+ population projections through 2020

The 85 and over population in the U.S. is projected to increase from 4.2 million in 2000 to 5.7 million in 2010 (36% increase) and then to 6.6 million in 2020 (15% increase for that decade).

Administration on Aging. A Profile of Older Americans: 2009. Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services; 2010. http://www.aoa.acl.gov/Aging_Statistics/Profile/2009/docs/2009profile_508.pdf

Reference

Title
A Profile of Older Americans: 2009
Publisher
US Department of Health and Human Services
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Administration on Aging
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Future Demographics

Related Facts

  • Projections for 90 and over population, 2010 to 2050
    The total population aged 90 and over is projected to more than quadruple from 2010 to 2050, compared to a doubling of the population aged 65 to 89.  
  • Older population by 2030
    By 2030, the segment of the U.S. population aged 65 and older is expected to double. At that time, the estimated 71 million older Americans will make up approximately 20%…  
  • Percent growth in oldest-old population by 2050
    The oldest-old population is projected to increase by 21 percent by 2050.  
  • Growth of 85+ population between 2010 and 2050
    In 2010, an estimated 6 million Americans were 85 years and older.  By 2050, that number is exptected to nearly quadruple to 21 million.  
  • Population growth of 85 and older population through 2050
    The population of those aged 85 and over is projected to grow from 5.7 million in 2008 to over 19 million by 2050.