Facts on aging

“(January 2016) The Population Reference Bureau report, “Aging in the United States,” examines recent trends and disparities among adults ages 65 and older, and how baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 will reshape America’s older population. In 2016, baby boomers will be between ages 52 and 70.”  Below you will find some “key findings” from the report.

  • The number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to more than double from 46 million today to over 98 million by 2060, and the 65-and-older age group’s share of the total population will rise to nearly 24 percent from 15 percent.
  • Many parts of the country—especially counties in the rural Midwest—are “aging in place” because disproportionate shares of young people have moved elsewhere.

http://www.prb.org/Publications/Media-Guides/2016/aging-unitedstates-fact-sheet.aspx

 

 

 

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