Gerontology Minor: Information & Resources

Our Aging World

  • By 2040, 45% of Americans will be 50+ , and 20% will be 65+
  • U.S.A. has 72 million Boomers, the oldest of which are 70+
  • Consumers 50+ account for 50% of U.S. spending
  • In 2050, about 2.1 billion people worldwide will be over 60, double the count from 2017

Top 10 Aging Nations (U.N., 2015):

  1. China:    380 M
  2. India:    230 M
  3. USA:    110 M
  4. Japan:    55 M
  5. Russia:    50 M
  6. Brazil:    45 M
  7. Indonesia:    45 M
  8. Germany:    35 M
  9. Italy:    25 M
  10. Pakistan:    25 M