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Aging into the 21st Century

Table 17 - Life Expectancy at Birth, Age 65, and Age 85, by Sex and Race/Hispanic Origin: 1995 and 2050 (Projections are based on the low, middle, and high series of U.S. Bureau of the Census.)

  1995

2050

AGE, SEX, AND RACE Middle Series Low Series High Series
ALL RACES        
Male            

Birth

72.5 79.7 70.9 86.4

65

15.5 20.3 15.3 25.2

85

5.2 6.8 5.2 11.1
Female            
Birth 79.3 84.3 78.8 92.3

65

19.2 22.4 19.1 29.9

85

6.5 9.4 6.6 14.9
WHITE            
Male            

Birth

73.6 82.0 72.4 86.8

65

15.7 21.6 15.8 26.0
Female            

Birth

80.1 85.9 79.9 92.6

65

19.4 23.6 19.6 30.2
BLACK            
Male            

Birth

64.8 70.8 63.0 81.2

65

13.6 16.5 13.8 21.6
Female            

Birth

74.5 79.7 74.0 89.8

65

17.6 20.3 17.7 27.6
HISPANIC ORIGIN1            
Male            

Birth

74.9 84.4 73.1 85.5

65

18.5 25.6 18.4 26.1
Female            

Birth

82.2 89.6 81.7 91.4

65

21.8 27.9 21.7 29.4

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

1Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

Table compiled by the National Aging Information Center

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