Wednesday , December 12 2018
Home / National / The Graying of America: More Older Adults Than Kids by 2035
The Graying of America More Older Adults Than Kids by 2035

The Graying of America: More Older Adults Than Kids by 2035

In less than two decades, the graying of America will be inescapable: Older adults are projected to outnumber kids for the first time in U.S. history. Already, the middle-aged outnumber children, but the country will reach a new milestone in 2035. That year, the U.S. Census Bureau projects that older adults will edge out children in population size: People age 65 and over are expected to number 78.0 million, while children under age 18 will number 76.4 million.

This demographic transformation caused by a rapidly aging population is new for the United States but not for other countries. Japan has the world’s oldest population, where more than one in four people are at least 65 years old. Already, its population has started to decline and, by 2050, it is projected to shrink by 20 million people.

Europe is headed down the same demographic path. Some countries in Western Europe have populations that are older than the U.S., notably Germany, Italy, France and Spain. Countries in Eastern Europe are even further along and, within a few years, many of their populations are projected to begin shrinking.

America has been different, until now.

Higher fertility and more international migration have helped stave off an aging population and the country has remained younger as a result. But those trends are changing. Americans are having fewer children and the baby boom of the 1950s and 1960s has yet to be repeated. Fewer babies, coupled with longer life expectancy equals a country that ages faster. Read More

About adminusanews

Check Also

Investigators believe he is in imminent danger of serious physical harm or death.

AMBER Alert notification sent for child abduction in western New York

New York agencies sent a notification Friday morning for an AMBER Alert in Wayne County. …

toronto-van-collision-

10 killed, 15 injured in Toronto after van strikes pedestrians

A van plowed into pedestrians on a sidewalk at a busy intersection in Toronto on …

6 comments

  1. Wow, this article is pleasant, my younger sister is analyzing such things, therefore I
    am going to tell her.

  2. I am really pleased to glance at this blog posts which consists of lots of valuable data,
    thanks for providing such statistics.

  3. Hey there excellent website! Does running a blog such as this take a massive amount
    work? I’ve absolutely no expertise in coding however I had been hoping
    to start my own blog in the near future. Anyways, should you have any
    suggestions or techniques for new blog owners please share.
    I understand this is off topic but I just needed to ask.
    Kudos!

  4. Hey! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I genuinely
    enjoy reading through your blog posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums
    that cover the same topics? Thanks for your time!

  5. Hello to every body, it’s my first pay a quick visit of this webpage; this web site carries remarkable and
    actually good information designed for visitors.

  6. It is actually a great and helpful piece of info.
    I’m happy that you just shared this useful information with
    us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *