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Census figures are based on the 65 plus age group, and the latest figures show in the US there were 35 million in 1997 and about 5 million in Canada, totaling around 40 million seniors in North America. By 2010 in the US alone there will be 40 million seniors and by 2030, 70 million. (Institute for the Future, Menlo Park, CA., January 1999)

The population of people age 65-plus has grown from about 25 million in 1980 to about 35 million today. It's projected to rise sharply in 2010, from 40 million that year to 70 million just 20 years later. (Institute for the Future) "In 1997 there were 18.5 million people in the 65-74 age group; 11.7 million in the 75-84 age group, and 3.9 million in the 85 years-plus group. (AARP)

By the year 2030, there will be 70 million Americans age 65-plus, more than twice the number reported in 1997 (34.1 million). "A Profile of Older Americans 1998"    -AARP-