Statistics and demographics

80% of Americans over age 50 want to remain in their current homes

95% of Americans over age 75 want to remain in their current homes

— AARP

 

In 2013, nearly 13 percent of the U.S. population was over age 60 (that’s more than 100 million Americans)

In 2010, more than 3.7 million baby boomers turned 60

— U.S. Census information

 

At least 21% of US households have at least one person with a physical limitation

60% probability that a newly built single family home will house at least one disabled person during the next 50 years

— Journal of the American Planning Association

 

9% of Americans have a disability that makes walking and climbing stairs difficult

32% of those are 65 and older

— Journal of the American Planning Association

 

11.5 million Americans have physical disabilities that make going outside the home difficult or practically impossible

— U.S. Census information

 

More than 90% of the existing housing stock is not accessible

Approximately 70% of Americans live in single family homes

— Journal of the American Planning Association


These statistics taken from material provided by the New York Association on Independent Living Housing Education Project