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Demography of aging y 20th century witnessed a dramatic change in population demographics y. Population aging in the united states y changing demographic profiles y. Infants and children were no longer the largest population groups. On the other hand, the indentation in the middle of the 1975 pyramid characterized those between the ages of 35 and 45, resulting of the low birthrate during the. African americans make up the greatest proportion of this group, followed by mexican americans. y older people in rural areas are an important asset to their community. They bring financial resources to the area and often take on roles as community leaders. Older adults serve on city councils and as church elders, run local businesses, and volunteer in schools, libraries, and community clinics. They play a role in sustaining facilities that would be closed without their continued assistance. Thus, rural older adults are a unique and important part of the aging demographics.

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