Centenarian population expected to increase - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/20/09

Centenarian population expected to increase

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - It used to be a big deal when Willard Scott sent birthday wishes to viewers of the TODAY Show who were 100-years-old.

The number of people celebrating their 100th birthday is expected to swell to nearly 6-million people in the next 30 years according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau. They say this is in direct relation to the world's population which is increasing at an amazing rate.

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