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85+ population projections through 2020

The 85 and over population in the U.S. is projected to increase from 4.2 million in 2000 to 5.7 million in 2010 (36% increase) and then to 6.6 million in 2020 (15% increase for that decade).

Administration on Aging. A Profile of Older Americans: 2009. Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services; 2010. https://www.acl.gov/sites/default/files/Aging%20and%20Disability%20in%20America/2009profile_508.pdf

Reference

Title
A Profile of Older Americans: 2009
Publisher
US Department of Health and Human Services
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Administration on Aging
URL
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  • Future Demographics

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