It is no secret that the senior population (those 65 years and older) is rapidly increasing – not only in the U.S., but around the world as well.
Looking ahead to 2050, the U.S. Census Bureau projected the worldwide total senior population to reach 974 million in 2030, and should easily top 1 billion by 2050.
Beginning on January 1, 2011 every single day more than 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65. This will continue every single day for the next 19 years!
Not only is the senior population increasing, they are also living longer.
- 67,473 – The estimated number of centenarians (people age 100 or older) in the United States in 2005.
- 580,605 – Projected number of centenarians in the United States in 2040.