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Increase in number of Americans who will reach 65 in next 20 years

Between 2003 and 2013, the number of Americans who will reach 65 over the next 20 years increased by 20.7%.

A Profile of Older Americans: 2014; 2015. https://www.acl.gov/sites/default/files/Aging%20and%20Disability%20in%20America/2014-Profile.pdf. Accessed July 1, 2015

Reference

Title
A Profile of Older Americans: 2014
Publication Date
2015
URL
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Categories

  • Today's Older Population

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