The number of Americans over retirement age will be greater than those under 18 by 2035, for the first time in American history.
New projections from the U.S. Census Bureau show that 17 years from now, 78 million Americans will have reached the age of 65, while just 76.4 million Americans will be under the age of 18.
The surge in retirement-age Americans is fueled by an aging Baby Boom generation, which is living longer than ever. All Baby Boomers will be older than 65 by 2030.
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