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Aging into the 21st Century

Table 3 - Projections of the Total and Elderly Populations, by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin: 1995 to 2050 (Numbers in thousands. Middle series of U.S. Bureau of the Census.)

AGE AND YEAR

WHITE BLACK OTHER RACES1 HISPANIC ORIGIN2

ALL AGES

           

1995

218,078 33,144 11,598 26,936

2000

225,533 35,454 13,647 31,365

2010

239,588 40,110 18,019 41,139

2030

269,046 50,001 27,852 65,571

2050

294,614 60,592 38,723 96,508

65+

           

1995

30,057 2,718 769 1,505

2000

30,842 2,883 984 1,871

2010

34,416 3,430 1,561 2,847

2030

58,767 6,919 3,692 7,782

2050

64,427 8,613 5,819 13,770

75+

           

1995

13,417 1,104 264 557

2000

14,998 1,208 370 751

2010

16,316 1,397 638 1,242

2030

27,650 2,663 1,659 3,361

2050

36,890 4,162 3,074 7,760

85+

           

1995

3,307 275 52 131

2000

3,865 317 77 183

2010

5,108 396 166 346

2030

7,327 638 489 988

2050

15,443 1,562 1,218 3,244

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

1Other races category includes Asian and Pacific Islanders and American Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts.

2Hispanics may be of any race.

Table compiled by the National Aging Information Center

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