65 and Up
(The following statistics come from U.S. Census Bureau, the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, the American Geriatric Society, and the Centers
for Medicare and Medicaid Services.)
The number of Americans 65 and older in 1900 (representing a total of 4
percent of the U.S. population at that time).
million: The number of Americans expected to be age 65 and older by
2030 (representing a projected total of 20 percent of the U.S. population by
2011: The year the first Baby Boomers, the
generation of Americans born between 1946 and 1964, turned 65.
22: The percentage of the U.S. population aged 65 and older
who report engaging regularly in ....
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