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Increase in 90+ population, 2040 and 2050

The percentage of 90 and older is expected to rise again—reaching 7.1 percent in 2040 and 9.9 percent in 2050—when all of the baby boomers become 85 years of age and older.

He W, Muenchrath N. 90+ in the United States: 2006-2008. Washington, DC: US Census Bureau; 2011. https://www.census.gov/library/publications/2011/acs/acs-17.html

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Title
90+ in the United States: 2006-2008
Publisher
US Census Bureau
Publication Date
2011
Authors
He W, Muenchrath N
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