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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 the total population).

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
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