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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.

Administration on Aging. 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
Authors
Administration on Aging
URL
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