Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Latest Numbers on Cell-Phone-Only Households

Thirty-four percent of adults and 41 percent of children lived in a cell-phone-only household as of January-June 2012, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. The NCHS has been reporting on the telephone status of Americans every six months since 2008.

Percentage of adults who live in a cell-phone-only household by age...
Aged 18 to 24: 49.5%
Aged 25 to 29: 60.1%
Aged 30 to 34: 55.1%
Aged 35 to 44: 39.1%
Aged 45 to 64: 25.8%
Aged 65 or older: 10.5%

Note that 18-to-24-year-olds are less likely than 25-to-34-year-olds to live in a cell-phone-only household because many live with their parents or are college students in dorms and counted as living with their parents.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, Wireless Substitution: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-June 2012

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