Interesting Centenarian Facts

  1. There are somewhere between 96,000 and 105,000 Centenarians in America according to various data sources including the U.S. Census Data as of November, 2009.
  2. Research suggests that Centenarians have been doubling in number every decade since the 1950s and that by 2050, there will be close to 1,000,000 American Centenarians making it the fastest growing age segment in our population.
  3. America has the most Centenarians, followed by Japan with approximately 44,000+ as of September, 2010. Other countries with substantial (verified) numbers of Centenarians include Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Canada and France. Best estimates support that there are about 500,000+ Centenarians living in the world today...
  4. Approximately eight out of every nine Centenarians are women.
  5. The world record holder (verified) Super Centenarian is acknowledged to be Madame Jeanne Louise Calment of France, who lived 122 years and 164 days. She died in 1997.