Nearly 44,000 centenarians were white, compared to 6,516 who were black and 3,089 who were Hispanic.
Regarding living arrangements, the bureau estimated that roughly a third of centenarians lived with family members, a third were in nursing homes and a third lived alone. White centenarians were least likely to be living with relatives, compared with Hispanics, who were highly likely to live with their families.
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Cheryl Wetzstein covers family and social issues as a national reporter for The Washington Times. She has been a reporter for three decades, working in New York City and Washington, D.C. Since joining The Washington Times in 1985, she has been a features writer, environmental and consumer affairs reporter, and assistant business editor. Beginning in 1994, Mrs. Wetzstein worked exclusively ...
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