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Increase in 100+ population between 1990 and 2004

There were 64,658 persons age 100 and older in 2004 (0.18% of the population). This is a 73% increase from the 1990 figure of 37,306.

Administration on Aging. A Profile of Older Americans: 2005. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2005. https://www.acl.gov/sites/default/files/Aging%20and%20Disability%20in%20America/2005profile.pdf. Accessed June 30, 2015

Reference

Title
A Profile of Older Americans: 2005
Publisher
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Administration on Aging
URL
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  • Today's Older Population

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