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Growth of 65+ population between 2003 and 2060

Between 2003 and 2013, the 65+ population increased from 35.9 million to 44.7 million. By 2060, this number is expected to reach 98 million.

A Profile of Older Americans: 2014; 2015. https://www.acl.gov/sites/default/files/Aging%20and%20Disability%20in%20America/2014-Profile.pdf. Accessed July 6, 2015

Reference

Title
A Profile of Older Americans: 2014
Publication Date
2015
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