Thursday, December 03, 2015

Wireless-Only Demographics, January-June 2015

Forty-seven percent of Americans aged 18 or older live in a wireless-only household—meaning the household has cell phones but no landline. Among children, the figure is an even higher 55 percent. These are the demographic segments with a wireless-only majority...

85% of people who live with non-relatives
71% of 25-to-29-year-olds
68% of 30-to-34-year-olds
67% of renters
59% of 18-to-24-year-olds
59% of the poor
59% of Hispanics
57% of 35-to-44-year-olds
54% of the near-poor
53% of adults living with children
53% of workers
52% of people in the Midwest
51% of people who live alone
50% of people in the South

Least likely to live in a wireless-only household are people aged 65 or older (19%), those in the Northeast (32%), and homeowners (37%).

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-June 2015

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