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Graying Americans Will Outnumber Kids by 2035

  • 65 and overs expected to exceed number of children in U.S.
  • Baby boomers, born in 50s-60s, will all be at least 65 by 2030
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Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

By 2035, Americans age 65 and older are forecast to outnumber kids for the first time.

The U.S. Census Bureau projects that the population of older adults will surpass children by almost two million in 2035, growing nearly five million to 78 million by 2035. The growth rate of the population of children, those under age 18, is expected to be slower.