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Interesting and important stats and surveys about the age-50+ population

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One in three Americans is now 50-plus. — Getty Images

One in three Americans is now 50 or older — by 2030, one in five will be 65+.

Here are more facts and figures about the baby boomer population (Americans born between 1946 and 1964) and other older adults.

50+ DEMOGRAPHICS

  • There were 40.3 million people age 65 and older on April 1, 2010, an increase of 5.3 million since the 2000 census. The 65+ age group grew at a faster rate than the total U.S. population, increasing by 15.1 percent as compared to 9.7 percent for the total population.
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010

  • The number of people 65 and older in the United States is expected to increase to 55 million in 2020; to some 70 million by 2030, and to 88.5 million or 20 percent of the population in 2050.
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010

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