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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Kristina Hash
More than a half-century after the baby boom, echoes shake the nation. The first boomers are now 66, the number of people younger than 45 has declined in most states over the past decade, and the 2011 birthrate was the lowest on record, at nearly half the 1957 rate. The divide between the population needing care and the working adults who do the earning and caring worsens each year.
"It's the Floridaization of the U.S. By 2030, the U.S. will basically look like Florida looks now," said Kristina Hash, an aging specialist at West Virginia University, a state with a median age of 41.