Wednesday, March 04, 2015

One in Four Americans Will Be 65-Plus

In 2029, the youngest members of the baby-boom generation (born from 1946 through 1964) will turn 65. With boomers inflating the older age groups, the elderly share of the American population will climb to 25 percent by 2050—three times greater than the 8 percent of 1950...

Percentage of U.S. population aged 65 or older
2050: 24.9%
2014: 13.2%
1950:   8.1%

Source: Demo Memo analysis and Census Bureau, Projections of the Size and Composition of the U.S. Population: 2014 to 2060

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