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Aging into the 21st Century

Table 5 Projected Total, Child, and Elderly Dependency Ratios: 1995 to 2050 (Ratios expressed per 100 population. Middle series of U.S. Bureau of the Census.)

YEAR

TOTAL1

CHILDREN2

ELDERLY3

1995

63.7

42.8

20.9

2000

62.4

41.8

20.5

2010

60.2

39.0

21.2

2020

68.2

40.4

27.7

2030

78.7

43.0

35.7

2040

79.7

43.1

36.5

2050

79.9

43.9

36.0

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

1Ratio expressed as the number of persons under 18 plus the number of persons 65 years and over per 100 persons 18 to 64.

2Ratio expressed as the number of persons under 18 per 100 persons 18 to 64.

3Ratio expressed as the number of persons 65 years and over per 100 persons 18 to 64.

Table compiled by the National Aging Information Center

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