Silver Book Fact

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

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being. Washington, DC: US Government Priting Office; 2010. http://www.agingstats.gov/agingstatsdotnet/main_site/default.aspx

Reference

Title
Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being
Publisher
US Government Priting Office
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Future Demographics

Related Facts

  • Population projections between 2004 and 2024
    Between 2004 and 2014, the 65 and older population is projected to increase by 25.2%. Between 2004 and 2024, it is projected to increase by 70.2%.  
  • Growth of 65+ population between 2010 and 2030
    In 2010, seniors age 65 and older comprised 13% of the total U.S. population. That number will grow to 20% in 2030.  
  • Number of older Americans, 2050
    In 2010, the 65 and older population was 40.2 million. By 2050, that number is expected to grow to 88.5 million.  
  • Older population projections by 2050
    By 2050, the 65 and older population is projected to be close to 87 million. The 75 and older population is projected to be close to 49 million.  
  • Percent growth in oldest-old population by 2050
    The oldest-old population is projected to increase by 21 percent by 2050.