Silver Book Fact

Housing arrangements for adults aged 65-74, 2012

In 2012, about 97 percent of Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 lived in traditional community settings.

Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators on Well-Being; 2012. http://www.agingstats.gov/agingstatsdotnet/Main_Site/Data/2012_Documents/docs/EntireChartbook.pdf. Accessed July 1, 2015

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  • Today's Older Population

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