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SWMN Population 65+ in 2000

World’s Population Getting Older

The world’s 65-and-older population is projected to triple by midcentury, from 516 million in 2009 to 1.53 billion in 2050, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In the United States, the population 65 and older will more than double by 2050, rising from 39 million today to 89 million. There are currently four countries with 20 percent or more of their population 65 and older: Germany, Italy, Japan and Monaco. By 2030, 55 countries are expected to have at least one-in-five of their total population in this age category; by 2050, the number of countries could rise to more than 100.

For additional information on how the world population is changing, please see the US Census Bureau’s International Data Base.

[U.S. Census Fact of the Day]

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