New Census Bureau data show steady increase in prospective residents

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The overall number of 75-year-olds has increased, as has the number of 75-year-old men and the number of 75-year-old women.
The overall number of 75-year-olds has increased, as has the number of 75-year-old men and the number of 75-year-old women.

Most U.S. older adults who make the move to a senior living community do so between ages 75 and 84, according to the American Seniors Housing Association's Where You Live Matters consumer education campaign. Data released by the Census Bureau on Thursday show a steady increase in the number of 75-year-olds from the years 2010 to 2017.

From April 1, 2010, to July 1, 2017, the overall number of 75-year-olds increased, as did the number of 75-year-old men and the number of 75-year-old women, the federal agency said.

As of July 1, 2017, there were an estimated 2,039,236 Americans aged 75 years. Of this total, 1,115,294 were women and 923,942 were men, according to the Census Bureau.


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