Data Spotlight: Profiles of older adults living in mobile homes
In February 2022, approximately 3.2 million adults ages 60 and older lived in mobile homes, according to the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey. Using data from the Pulse Survey, this spotlight examines the characteristics and experiences of older adults living in mobile homes. The spotlight shows that a vast majority of older adults living in mobile homes own their homes outright, without any mortgage debt. Yet despite this fact, many older adults living in mobile homes are equally burdened by housing costs as compared to their counterparts living in other housing settings and frequently struggle to afford regular living expenses.