Baby Boomers defining population growth

May 2010
Research Review (International Council on Active Aging);5/26/2010, Vol. 10 Issue 19, p3
The article projects the impact of age structure and composition of the older population to the population growth in the U.S. from 2010-2050, according to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau. Forecast data show an increase in the number of Baby Boomers, or those ages 65 and older, at 88.5 million in 2010 to 19 percent in 2030. Figures also reveal an increase in the number of minorities by 2050 with 42 percent comprising the 65 and older population while those 85 and older would comprise 33 percent of the minority population.


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