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Living distance between American parents and children in 2011

This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in 2011 among Americans 50 years and older. They were asked about the distance between themselves and the place where their children live. Of the 2,017 interviewees, 71 percent answered that their children lived less than an hour away; 40 percent answered that the distance between them and their children was more than 5 hours.

Living distances between parents and children in the United States in 2011

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Release date

September 2012


United States

Survey time period

December 29, 2011 to January 24, 2012

Number of respondents

2,017 respondents

Age group

50 years and older

Special properties

The base sample was drawn to be representative of the 50+ population in the U.S.

Method of interview

Online survey

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