If older Americans take control of their safety, they can live longer, healthier lives. Speaking of longer lives, some U.S. Census Bureau facts give us a view into the future as to the growth of the older adult population. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, "The number of people who were 65 and older in the United States on July 1, 2012 was 43.1 million. This group accounted for 13.7 percent of the total population. The projected population of people 65 and older in 2060 is 92 million. People in this age group would comprise just over one in five U.S. residents at that time. Of this number, 18.2 million would be 85 or older. The projected number of baby boomers in 2060 is 2.4 million. At that time, the youngest baby boomer would be 96 years old. 2056 is the year in which, for the first time, the population of 65 and older would outnumber people younger than 18 in the United States."