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Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University | Projections and Implications for Housing a Growing Population: Older Adults 2015-2035

Published on December 13, 2016


Over the next twenty years, the population aged 65 and over is expected to grow from 48 million to 79 million. Meanwhile, the number of households headed by someone in that age group will increase by 66 percent to almost 50 million—with the result that by 2035, an astounding one out of three American households will be headed by someone aged 65 or older.