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Projections for 90 and over population, 2010 to 2050

The total population aged 90 and over is projected to more than quadruple from 2010 to 2050, compared to a doubling of the population aged 65 to 89.

He W, Muenchrath N. 90+ in the United States: 2006-2008. Washington, DC: US Census Bureau; 2011. https://www.census.gov/library/publications/2011/acs/acs-17.html

Reference

Title
90+ in the United States: 2006-2008
Publisher
US Census Bureau
Publication Date
2011
Authors
He W, Muenchrath N
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