Silver Book Fact

Oldest-old population growth due to Baby Boomers

By 2030, the oldest-old population will grow immensely as the Baby Boomer population reaches the age of 85+.

Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators on Well-Being; 2012. http://www.agingstats.gov/agingstatsdotnet/Main_Site/Data/2012_Documents/docs/EntireChartbook.pdf. Accessed July 6, 2015

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