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90+ in the United States: 2006-2008

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    • Older American education levels
      Among the 90-and-older population, about one-third (33.7 percent) stopped after high school graduation. Nearly 28 percent continued their education beyond high school, about half of whom completed a bachelor’s degree…  
    • Older population by race, 2006-2008
      In 2006–2008, Whites represented 88.1 percent of the total 90-andover population. Blacks represented 7.6 percent of the 90-and-over population and Asians represented 2.2 percent. About 4 percent of the 90-and-older population reported themselves to be…  
    • 90 and older population in the United States
      Ten states had 50,000 or more people aged 90 and older- California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.  
    • 90 and over population in 2006-2008
      In 2006–2008, there were an estimated 1.8 million people aged 90 and over in the United States.  
    • Growth of 90+ population between 1980 and 2010
      The 90-and-older population accounted for 2.8 percent of the older population in 1980 and in 2010, they represented 4.7 percent.  
    • 90+ population between 1980 and 2010
      The 720,000 people aged 90 and over in 1980 almost tripled to 1.9 million in 2010.  
    • Life expectancy at 90 years of age
      Today a person 90 years of age is expected to live on average another 4.6 years (versus 3.2 years in 1929–1931), and those who pass the century mark are projected…  
    • Increase in life expectancy between 1931-2006
      Life expectancy at age 65 in the United States increased from 12.2 years in 1929–1931 to 18.5 years in 2006.  
    • Increase in 90-and-older population by the 2030s
      In the 2030s, the 90-and-older population is projected to experience a  71 percent jump, as opposed to a 10 percent increase for those aged 65–89 years old.  
    • 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…  
    • 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…  
    • 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…  
    • 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.