baby boomers: Retirement by the Numbers: - 11/04/10 11:24 PM
Retirement by the Numbers:
· One of the 77 million baby boomers reaches 50 every seven seconds.
· The age for retirement was set at 65 by Kaiser Willhelm in the late 1800’s. It is now generally accepted among gerontologists that life expectancy may exceed 85 years.
· In 2001, 28% of the population was 50 and older. By 2020, that segment will be 36% of the population.
· Nearly 6,000 Americans turn 65 every day.
· Nearly 35 million Americans were 65 or older in year 2000.
· Consumers 65 and over make up 13% of the population but … (6 comments)

baby boomers: Baby Boomer Statistics - 01/01/08 01:13 PM
If you're thinking of a niche to target in 2008, this might help spur on some thoughts:
As published in "The Power Broker - Network Report" by RISMedia Vol. 2/Issue 12 December 2007
The Huge Impact of Baby Boom Retirements:
Some current National Trends for Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964)
Total population: Nearly 80 million
Median Age:  50, 46% are still in their 40's
First wave turns 62 next year: 3.2 million - 365 an hour (49% of men & 53% of women plan to choose early, reduced Social Security)
37% live in suburbs; 24% in cities; 40% in small towns or rural areas
78% own a … (0 comments)

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