Table 3

Population Projections by Selected Age Groups and Sex for the United States: 2010 to 2050 (in 1,000s)

PopulationYear 2010Year 2030Year 2050
Both sexes
 ≥65 y of age40,229 (13.0%)72,092 (19.3%)88,547 (20.2%)
 ≥85 y of age5,751 (1.9%)8,745 (2.3%)19,041 (4.3%)
 Total310,233373,504439,010
Men
 ≥65 y of age17,292 (11.3%)32,294 (17.6%)39,917 (18.5%)
 ≥85 y of age1,893 (1.2%)3,284 (1.8%)7,458 (3.5%)
 Total152,753183,870215,825
Women
 ≥65 y of age22,937 (14.6%)39,798 (21.0%)48,630 (21.8%)
 ≥85 y of age3,859 (2.5%)5,461 (2.9%)11,583 (5.2%)
 Total157,479189,634223,185

Modified from U.S. Census Bureau (38).