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Projected Percent of U.S. Population Aged 65 and Older: 2010 to 2050

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Projected Percent of U.S. Population Aged 65 and Older: 2010 to 2050

2008 National Population Projections. https://www.census.gov/data/tables/2008/demo/popproj/2008-summary-tables.html. Published 2008

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Title
2008 National Population Projections
Publication Date
Published 2008
Authors
U.S. Census Bureau
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  • Future Demographics

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