Silver Book Fact

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

Fact image

Projected 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

Reference

Title
2008 National Population Projections
Publication Date
Published 2008
Authors
U.S. Census Bureau
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Future Demographics

Related Facts

  • Changing Demographics of the U.S. Population, 2000-2100
    Changing Demographics of the U.S. Population, 2000-2100  
  • 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…  
  • 85+ population growth between 2013 and 2040
    In 2013, the 85 and over population was 6 million. By 2040, this population will be 14.6 million.  
  • Rise in life expectancy by 2050
    Government forecasts may have underestimated life expectancy by inadvertently leaving out the effect of advances in biomedical techology that delay the onset of disease or slow the aging process. Results…  
  • Population projection 65-74 by 2040
    Between 2004 and 2050, the 65-74 population will increase from 6% to 9% of the total and the 75 and older population will increase from 6% to 12%. By the…