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You’ve probably heard of peak oil, and maybe even peak fish. But have you heard of “peak middle-aged people”?

That’s right: The Census projects that the aging of the baby boomers is sending the population of 45- to 54-year-olds in the United States into reverse. In fact, that age group reached its near-term peak in 2010. Even as the overall population is expected to grow, we’ll actually have fewer 45- to 54-year-olds in 2030 than we do today:

This demographic shift will almost certainly affect driving trends.