Silver Book Fact

Older population as percentage of total population, 2030

By 2030, 19 percent of the U.S. population will be a part of the older population.

U.S. Census Bureau. The Next Four Decades: The older population in the United States: 2010 to 2050; 2010. http://www.aoa.acl.gov/Aging_Statistics/future_growth/DOCS/p25-1138.pdf. Accessed July 6, 2015

Reference

Title
The Next Four Decades: The older population in the United States: 2010 to 2050
Publication Date
2010
Authors
U.S. Census Bureau
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Future Demographics

Related Facts

  • Future substance abuse among the older population
    There will be approximately 5 million older adults with substance abuse problems in 2020.  
  • Increase in 90+ population, 2040 and 2050
    The percentage of 90 and older is expected to rise again—reaching 7.1 percent in 2040 and 9.9 percent in 2050—when all of the baby boomers become 85 years of age…  
  • Older population projections by 2030
    By 2030, the 65 and older population is projected to be over 71 million. The 75 and older population is projected to be over 33 million.  
  • Total Population, by age: United States, 1980-2050
    Total Population, by age: United States, 1980-2050  
  • Growth of 65 and older population between 2000 and 2030
    The 65 and older population is project to be twice as large in 2030 as in 2000, growing from 35 million to 72 million; almost 20% of the U.S. population