The Changing Population


Several trends (the baby boom, increasing life spans, and decreasing birth rates) are beginning to change our future population.

These demographic shifts are causing the proportion of older adults worldwide to double.

The Census estimates that the proportion of those 65+ will change from 8.5% to 16.7% in 2050.

This changing population will begin to place stress on existing assistive service providers. Taking steps today to prepare for tomorrow is essential.

Older Adults as a Share of the U.S. Population, 2000 to 2050

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