Silver Book Fact

Growth of older adult population between 2000 and 2040

Between 2000 and 2040, the number of older adults will double to 82.3 million people.

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
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Future Demographics

Related Facts

  • Projected U.S. Population Aged 65 and Older: 2010 to 2050
    Projected U.S. Population Aged 65 and Older: 2010 to 2050  
  • Older population by 2030
    By 2030, the segment of the U.S. population aged 65 and older is expected to double. At that time, the estimated 71 million older Americans will make up approximately 20%…  
  • Number of Persons 65+, 1900 – 2030
    Number of Persons 65+, 1900 – 2030  
  • Growth of 85+ population between 2010 and 2050
    In 2010, an estimated 6 million Americans were 85 years and older.  By 2050, that number is exptected to nearly quadruple to 21 million.  
  • Growth of 55-64 population in ten years
    The 55-64 population is projected to be the fastest growing segment of the adult population over the next 10 years.