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posted on 28 November 2017

Infographic Of The Day: The Rapidly Aging Western World - The Americas

Populations in North and South America are also graying fast.

The Americas

Chile and Brazil, in particular, are trending older. Meanwhile, Canada is not far behind with an expected median age of 45 in 2060. Interestingly, the United States is anticipated to only hit a median age of 42 by 2060, which is lower than almost all Western countries.

While this makes the U.S. look younger in comparison, the country will still experience the same type of economic burden from an aging population. In fact, it’s expected that the population of Americans older than 65 years will nearly double from 48 million to 88 million over the coming three decades.

Here’s a similar map of the Americas that highlights median age between 1960 and 2060, based on U.N. projections.

[click here to enlarge infographic]

Source: http://www.visualcapitalist.com/animation-rapidly-aging-western-world/

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