Just as the housing needs of individuals change over a lifetime unprecedented shifts in both demographics and lifestyle have fundamentally transformed our nation’s housing requirements.
- Adults living alone now account for nearly 30 percent of American households.
- While only 20 percent of today’s households are nuclear families the housing market largely remains fixated on their needs.
- By 2030, 1 in 5 people in the United States will be age 65 or over — and by 2035, older adults are projected to outnumber children for the first time ever.
- The nation’s housing stock doesn’t fit the realities of a changing America.
Watch a presentation by National Building Museum curator Chrysanthe Broikos.