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Projections for 85+ population, 2010 and 2020

The number of people age 85 and older is projected to be 6.1 million in 2010, and increase to 7.3 million in 2020.

Administration on Aging. A Profile of Older Americans: 2007. Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services; 2008. http://www.aoa.acl.gov/Aging_Statistics/Profile/2007/docs/2007profile.pdf. Accessed June 30, 2015

Reference

Title
A Profile of Older Americans: 2007
Publisher
US Department of Health and Human Services
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Administration on Aging
URL
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