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Did You Know? A Few Facts About Being 90+ in the U.S.

A readily observable fact in this 21st century is the growth of our aging population.  Some interesting facts about the 90+ group in the U.S., as reported in “90+ in the United States: 2006-2008” (He and Muencrath, 2011) are:

There are, as of 2010, about 2 million nonagenarians (ages 90 and older) in the U.S.

By the year 2050, there will be 8 million nonagenarians, which will be approximately 10 percent of the 65 and older age group.

For every 100 women in the group, there are just 24 men.

Of men older than 90 years, 43 percent are still married.  Of women older than 90, only six percent remain married.