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Elderly

Definition

In most cases on this site, an elderly individual is a person age 65 or older, while an "elderly household" is one headed by a person in this age group. However, the definition of elderly varies for some of the data sets. The Special Needs Household Characteristics data set includes age categories for individuals and householders of 62-74 and 75 and older. The 2004 Rental Market Study divides households into those headed by persons below and above age 55.

Where to Find Data on this Site

  1. The Affordable Housing Needs section of the Profiles area includes summary information about tenure, cost burden, and age of householder for elderly-headed households.
  2. The Affordable Housing Needs section of the Comparisons area includes tables for Percentage of Income Paid for Housing by Elderly-Headed Households and Household Income as a Percentage of Area Median, Elderly-Headed Households.
  3. The AHI-General tool allows the user to search for assisted housing complexes that specifically serve elderly households.
  4. The 2010 Rental Market Study provides extensive data and estimates of renter households headed by persons age 61 and older for the years 2010-2013.

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