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January 02, 2011

Oldest baby boomers now 65 and the future of US population


The United States has a total estimated resident population of 310,565,000. There are over 76 million baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964).


As the charts show the number of people becoming senior citizens will increase this year by about 50% over last year and will get close to double last years level of new 65 year olds in about ten years.



In 2008, the US Census Bureau projected future censuses as follows:

* 2010: 310,232,863
    * 2020: 341,386,665
    * 2030: 373,503,674
    * 2040: 405,655,295
    * 2050: 439,010,253

U.S. Census Population projections      2010     2050
Whites                                  79.5%   74.0%
Non-Hispanic Whites                     64.7%   46.3%
Hispanics/Latinos (of any race)         16.0%   30.2%
African Americans                       12.9%   13.0%
Asian Americans                          4.6%    7.8%



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