July 17, 2019

New, Preliminary Results: The Number of U.S. Homes with Only Wireless (Cell/Mobile) Telephones Continues to Grow, Up 2.4% to 54.9% Since First Half of 2017

From the National Center for Health Statistics (Wireless Substitution: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January–June 2018)

Preliminary results from the January– June 2018 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) indicate that the number of American homes with only wireless telephones continues to grow. More than one-half of American homes (54.9%) had only wireless telephones (also known as cellular telephones, cell phones, or mobile phones) during the first half of 2018—an increase of 2.4 percentage points since the first half of 2017. More than three in four adults aged 25-34 (77.3%), and a similar percentage of adults renting their homes (74.4%), 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.

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Source: NCHS

Direct to Complete Report: Wireless Substitution: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January–June 2018)
13 pages; PDF.

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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.

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