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America Needs More Aging-Ready Homes

The nation's population is rapidly aging — but the nation's housing stock isn't suitable for what's coming

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 1 of every 5 people in the United States — or 20 percent of the nation's population — will be age 65 or older by 2030. 

By 2034, people age 65 or over will outnumber children age 17 or younger. 

  • Click on the images below for more information about each.
  • Scroll down to find links to free AARP publications about housing solutions and options for people of all ages. 
  • The data and graphics on this page are current as of May 2023
  • Few Homes in the United States Support Aging in Place

    A graphic featuring a map of the United States with data about the percentage of homes that are aging-ready


    Very Few Homes Are Accessible for People With Disabilities

    An infographic with stats, facts and charts about housing accessibility in the United States


    Links to Free Housing Publications from AARP

    Or visit the AARP Livable Communities Housing Archive for links to each of these publications as well as videos, articles and more. 


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