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Households by senior status, New York City

Number of households by age of householder, New York City

Source: American Community Survey (accessed via American Fact Finder)

Interpretation of NYC example

In 2016, there were over 700,000 senior-headed households (22.6 percent of all households) in New York City. The number of senior-headed households increased by about 103,000 households between 2006 and 2016.

How to construct

This data is downloaded from American Fact Finder. Specifically, data is obtained for both New York City and the U.S. from TABLE B25007 TENURE BY AGE OF HOUSEHOLDER for the one-year ACS estimates for 2006 and 2016. The total number of senior-headed households is the sum of both renters and owners with householders who are seniors (age 65 and up).

Figure notes

Data are shown for one specific area (New York City in this case). These data are displayed in a column chart with colored parts of each column representing the number of senior-headed households and non-senior headed households for each time period (2006 and 2016).

See also:
Senior housing, New York City
Poverty rate by age, New York City
Rent burdened households by age, New York City

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