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Increase in older population between 2012 and 2013

Between 2012 and 2013, there was a 1.6 million net increase in the 65+ population.

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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