- There are 78 million boomers in the U.S.
- Seven of us turn 50 every minute.
- We are 29% of the U.S. population. (U.S. Census)
- The first baby boomer, Kathleen Casey- Kirschling, was born seconds into the morning of January 1, 1946 – the last on the 31st of December, 1964.
- Therefore, the first to turn 60 was in January of 2006.
- By 2015, those aged 50 and up will represent 45% of the U.S. population. (AARP)
- By 2030, the 65-plus population will double to about 71.5 million, and by 2050 will grow to 86.7 million people. (U.S. Census)
- A female boomer can expect to live 82.5 years, and a male boomer 78.5 years. (The National Center for Health Statistics)
- In general, boomers feel they are 14 years younger than their actual age. (The Boomer Consumer, 2007)
- In 2000 there were 250,000 people worldwide over the age of 100. By 2050, there will be 3.8 million! (The Boomer Consumer, 2007)
Wow – what does it all mean? It means that our generation is poised to redefine aging. We will need resources and they will likely be different from the ones we have relied on in the past.
As mentioned in the first blog, this is Bette’s passion – identifying the resources boomers will need as they navigate their agelessness. We will research reliable products and superior services to introduce to you. We are always open to your feedback and hope that you will follow this site as it grows.