January 27, 2022

New Data: Number of American Homes with Only Wireless Telephones Continues to Grow

The latest “wireless substitution” report was recently published by the National Center for Health Statistics (CDC).

From the Introduction:

Preliminary results from the January–June 2015 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) indicate that the number of American homes with only wireless telephones continues to grow. 2015-12-15_10-28-482015-12-15_10-28-48

Nearly one-half of American homes (47.4%) had only wireless telephones (also known as cellular telephones, cell phones, or mobile phones) during the first half of 2015—an increase of 3.4 percentage points since the first half of 2014. More than two-thirds of all adults aged 25-34 and of adults renting their homes were living in wireless-only households. This report presents the most up-to-date estimates available from the federal government concerning the size and characteristics of this population.

The complete 13 page report is available here and also embedded below.

Wireless Substitution: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January–June 2…

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.