The population of the United States is becoming older. Today, there are more than 46 million older individuals in the United States who are 65 years or older; by 2050, this number is predicted to rise to over 90 million.
The number of people aged 60 and over in the United States grew by 34% between 2005 and 2010, from 55.7 million to 74.6 million.
In today’s United States, according to the United States Census Bureau, more than 54 million individuals aged 65 and over live there, accounting for around 16.5 percent of the country’s total population.
According to the United States Census Bureau, there were 40.3 million U.S. people 65 years and older in the 2010 Census and 54.1 million in the most recent population estimates as of July 1, 2019.
In 2019, over 16.5 percent of the population in the United States was 65 years or older; this percentage is predicted to rise to 22 percent by the year 2050. Compared to 1950, when just eight percent of the population was 65 or older, this is a huge growth.
Elderly people are expected to account for a larger proportion of the overall population in the future, with the proportion rising from 8.6 percent in 2011 to 10.1 percent in 2021 and predicted to reach 13.1 percent in 2030. According to the 1991 Census, the old female population (29.4 million) outweighed the senior male population (27.3 million).
In 2021, the expected population of the United States was roughly 329.48 million people, with individuals aged 25 to 29 constituting the biggest age group. There were around 11.36 million girls in this age group and 11.88 million men in this age group.
Approximately 329.48 million people lived in the United States in 2021, with individuals aged 25 to 29 constituting the biggest age group. There were around 11.36 million girls and 11.88 million men in this age group.
|Rank||State||Population Ages 65+ (percent of state population)|
Living to be 85 years old or more Those aged 85 and above will number 19 million by 2050, accounting for 24 percent of older people and five percent of the entire population. Because mortality rates at higher ages will fall more rapidly than the U.S. Census Bureau anticipates, some analysts believe the 85+ group will expand even faster than the current pace of growth.
69 percent of the population In 1990, women accounted for a higher proportion of older individuals who were living alone (79 percent). The number of older women who live alone has declined from 38 percent to 32 percent in the intervening period, whereas the percentage of older males who live alone has climbed somewhat from 15 percent to 18 percent in the same period.
It was estimated that the 75-84 age group accounted for around 14.3 million people or 29 percent of the senior population, which was more than double the number and percentage (6.3 million or 13 percent) of those 85 and older (Table 1). In the senior population, females outnumbered males by a wide margin.
Last but not least, children born today will live longer lives than any previous generation. Approximately two-thirds will survive over the age of 80, and a third will live past the age of 90. Almost one in every ten females born today will live to be at least 100 years old.
Age distribution of the population aged 65 and above in 1990, 2000, and 2010.
|Age||1990||Percent of U.S. total|
|75 to 79 years||6,121,369||2.4|
|80 to 84 years||3,933,739||1.9|
|85 to 94 years||2,829,728||1.6|
The top 50 countries with the highest proportion of older adults are shown below.
|Rank||Country||% 65+ (of total population)|
According to a research issued today by the United States Census Bureau and backed by the National Institute on Aging, the nation’s population of people aged 90 and older has than quadrupled over the previous three decades, reaching 1.9 million in 2010. The population of this country is expected to more than double during the next four decades.