Silver Book Fact
Older population in the US, 1900-2008
The older population in the U.S. is growing older. In 2008, the 65-74 age group was 9.5 times larger than in 1900. In contrast, the 75-84 age group was 17 times larger than in 1900 and the 85+ group was 46 times larger.
Administration on Aging. A Profile of Older Americans: 2010. Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services; 2011. https://www.acl.gov/sites/default/files/Aging%20and%20Disability%20in%20America/2010profile.pdf