The number of Americans who lived to age 100 has increased to over 61,985 according to the latest statistics from the Administration on Community Living of the Department of Health and Human Services. This figure represented an increase of 93% from the 32,194 centenarians in 1980.
Here is the link to the profile on the older population from the Administration.
Current advances in health care and possible major increases in longevity resulting from cutting age research on genes are the subject of a new book, 100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity will Change Everything, from Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith. The book is authored by Sonia Arrison, a senior fellow at the Pacific Research Institute.