US Population is Getting Older

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Trends in US Population by 2020

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US Population is Getting Older

  1. 1. U.S. Population is Getting Older Insights:Population Distribution – U.S. The 65+ age segment is forecasted to(Percent of Total Population) grow nearly three times faster than the overall U.S. population during this decade (2.8 percent vs. 0.95 percent). 33.8% The size of this segment will expand 32.3% from 40 million in 2010 to over 55 million by 2020. 26.2% 24.9% Almost half of the population growth 20.0%19.6% this decade will be driven by this age segment. 16.3% 13.0% 6.9% 6.8% Under 4 Years 5-19 Years 20-44 Years 45-64 Years 65 Years and Older 2010 2020 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2004, "U.S. Interim Projections by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin.” Copyright © 2011 Balvor LLC. All Rights Reserved. 1

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