Silver Book Fact

Population projections for 85+ population through 2050

The U.S. Census Bureau projects that the 85 and over population could grow from 5.3 million in 2006 to about 21 million by 2050.

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Older Americans 2008: Key Indicators of Well-Being. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2008. http://agingstats.gov/agingstatsdotnet/Main_Site/Data/2008_Documents/OA_2008.pdf

Reference

Title
Older Americans 2008: Key Indicators of Well-Being
Publisher
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Future Demographics

Related Facts

  • Age of U.S. population in 40 years
    The U.S. population 40 years from now is projected to have 20 percent aged 65 and over, and one-tenth of them aged 90 and over (that is, 2 percent of…  
  • Number of Persons 65+, 1900 – 2030
    Number of Persons 65+, 1900 – 2030  
  • Population projection 55-64 between 2004 and 2024
    Between 2004 and 2014, the population 55-64 years of age is projected to increased by 35.9%. Between 2004 and 2024 it is projected to increase by 42.9%.  
  • Population growth between 2020 and 2030
    Between 2020 and 2030, growth of the population aged 65–89 is projected to outpace that of the population aged 90 and over when the 65–89 age group is projected to…  
  • Oldest age group growth, 2010-2050
    The oldest age group is expected to grow from 5.8 million in 2010 to 19 million in 2050.