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Aging into the 21st Century

Table 1 - Projections of the Population, by Age and Sex: 1995 to 2050 (Numbers in thousands. Minus sign denotes a decrease. Middle series of U.S. Bureau of the Census.)

 

BOTH SEXES

SEX

AGE GROUP AND YEAR

Number

Percent of all ages

Percent increase from 1995

Male

Female

Sex Ratio1

ALL AGES

         

 

1995

262,820

x

x

128,311

134,509

95.4

2000

274,634

x

4.5

134,181

140,453

95.5

2010

297,716

x

13.3

145,584

152,132

95.7

2030

346,899

x

32.0

169,950

176,949

96.0

2050

393,931

x

49.9

193,234

200,696

96.3

55-64

         

 

1995

21,138

8.0

x

10,045

11,093

90.6

2000

23,961

8.7

13.4

11,433

12,528

91.3

2010

35,283

11.9

66.9

16,921

18,362

92.2

2030

36,348

10.5

72.0

17,441

18,907

92.2

2050

42,368

10.8

100.4

20,403

21,965

92.9

65-74

 

         

1995

18,758

7.1

x

8,337

10,421

80.0

2000

18,136

6.6

-3.3

8,180

9,956

82.2

2010

21,058

7.1

12.3

9,753

11,305

86.3

2030

37,407

10.8

99.4

17,878

19,529

91.5

2050

34,732

8.8

85.2

16,699

18,033

92.6

75-84

           

1995

11,151

4.2

x

4,326

6,825

63.4

2000

12,316

4.5

10.4

4,938

7,378

66.9

2010

12,680

4.3

13.7

5,363

7,317

73.3

2030

23,517

6.8

110.9

10,818

12,699

85.2

2050

25,905

6.6

132.3

12,342

13,563

91.0

85+

         

 

1995

3,634

1.4

x

1,015

2,619

38.8

2000

4,259

1.6

17.2

1,228

3,031

40.5

2010

5,670

1.9

56.0

1,771

3,899

45.4

2030

8,454

2.4

132.7

3,021

5,433

55.6

2050

18,224

4.6

401.5

7,036

11,188

62.9

65+

           

1995

33,544

12.8

x

13,678

19,866

68.9

2000

34,710

12.6

3.5

14,346

20,364

70.4

2010

39,409

13.2

17.5

16,887

22,522

75.0

2030

69,379

20.0

106.8

31,718

37,661

84.2

2050

78,859

20.0

135.1

36,076

42,783

84.3

SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of the Census (1996a).

1 Males per 100 females.

x = not applicable

Table compiled by the National Aging Information Center

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