Senior citizens will outnumber children in the United States by the year 2035, according to new statistics by the Census Bureau.
Senior Citizens: What Do These Statistics Mean
This rapid increase in senior citizen population means that older people will outnumber children within the next 30 years.
By comparison, in 2016, there were an estimated 49.2 million seniors and 73.6 million children under 18 years old. indeed, by 2060, senior citizens aged 65+ will number 94.7 million, compared to 79.8 million children under age 18.
Eventually, the total senior citizen population will expand to one of every five residents, according to Census Bureau projections. Furthermore, as the seniors population increases, , their ratio to working-age adults, will increase from 3.5:1 in 2020 to 2.5:1 in 2060, the report stated.
Senior Citizens: Quality of Life in 2050
The dramatic increase in the senior population will require more services such assisted living care facilities, skilled nursing personnel, and new drugs.