GoalImprove the health, function, and quality of life of older adults.OverviewAs Americans live longer, growth in the number of older adults is unprecedented. In 2014, 14.5% (46.3 million) of the US population was aged 65 or older and is projected to reach 23.5% (98 million) by 2060.1Aging adults experience higher risk of chronic disease. In 2012, 60% of older adults managed 2.
Mar 13, 2018 · This will expand the size of the older population so that 1 in every 5 residents will be retirement age. “The aging of baby boomers means that within just a couple decades, older people are projected to outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history,” said Jonathan Vespa, a demographer with the U.S. Census Bureau.
Mar 13, 2015 · The following links give background information on the demographics, health status, health risks and behaviors, and health care utilization of the older adult population in the United States. As recommended in CDC’s publication, Identifying Vulnerable Older .
Definitions: Population by child and adult categories. Data presented for 2010 through 2018 are Vintage 2018 population estimates. Each year the U.S. Census Bureau revises their post-2010 estimates. Therefore, data presented here may differ from previously published estimates.