• Fast Facts on Aging in the United States

  • 10,000 people a day are turning 65

  • The fastest-growing age group is women 85 and older

  • A child born today has a high probability of living to 100

  • Life expectancy in the United States has increased from 45 years in 1900 to 79 years in 2000

  • People alive today have better education, nutrition, and healthcare

  • Despite significant poverty levels among older adults, people 50+ hold a large share of wealth


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