Silver Book Fact

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.

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

Reference

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

Categories

  • Future Demographics

Related Facts

  • 85+ population growth between 2013 and 2040
    In 2013, the 85 and over population was 6 million. By 2040, this population will be 14.6 million.  
  • Older Americans in 2030
    By 2030, there will be an estimated 72.1 million older Americans–almost doubling from 2008.  
  • Changing Demographics of the U.S. Population, 2000-2100
    Changing Demographics of the U.S. Population, 2000-2100  
  • Number of people 65+ projections, 1900-2050
    Number of people age 65 and over, by age group, selected years 1900-2006 and projected 2010-2050  
  • 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.