Trauma Care for the Older Adult - Demographics & Statistics

In 2030, when all of the baby boomers will be 65 and older, nearly one in five U.S. residents is expected to be 65 and older. This age group is projected to increase to 88.5 million in 2050, more than doubling the number in 2008 (38.7 million).

Similarly, the 85 and older population is expected to more than triple, from 5.4 million to 19 million between 2008 and 2050. (US Census Bureau, 2008 National Population Projections, Press Release, August 14, 2008)