Ages of residents--Berkeley Cohousing.
From: Joani Blank (
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 23:12:14 -0800 (PST)
To my way of thinking, Raines, a more useful demographic statistic would have been that same list of ages listed in straight ascending or descending order. Or a grouping that shows as an example how many under 10, 11-19, then twenties, thirties, etc. With a mean of 40 you could be describing a group where every member was between 35 and 45. With a straight list or a grouping as I've suggested, you can get an idea of what the community looks and feels like in terms of age diversity.


At 03:16 AM 12/16/2004, you wrote:
so, with a little number-crunching (and removing two 20-something kids
who have grown up in the community but moved offsite yet still come back
to do laundry and/or visit and eat the occasional meal so they're still
on the birthday list), we can conclude that for the residential
population at large (excluding two nonparticipating room-renting
housemates who didn't make this list):

n = 27
mean    40.5
median  46.5
standard deviation 22.0

If we look at just adults (and, coincidentally, all unit legal owners
plus our associate member who lives nextdoor):

        mean    51.5
        median  50

min 36 (n = 3)
max 75

Joani Blank
Cell: 510-387-1315
joani [at]

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