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65 and Up

2012-05-01, Department

(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.)

3.1 million: The number of Americans 65 and older in 1900 (representing a total of 4 percent of the U.S. population at that time).

72 million: The number of Americans expected to be age 65 and older by 2030 (representing a projected total of 20 ....

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