Re: Number of Adults Living in Cohousing
From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2016 13:18:16 -0800 (PST)
> On Jan 7, 2016, at 12:27 PM, Linda H <linda [at] hobbeton.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> On 1/7/2016 9:51 AM, Sharon Villines wrote:
>> It has been pretty steady at Takoma Village for several years at 69 adults 
>> in 43 units. That is .62 adults per unit. (It’s a bit higher after a few new 
>> move-ins but may drop again.)
>> 
>> If that formula holds for other communities, a community with 50 units could 
>> predictably have 31 adults.
>> 
>> 140 communities with an average of 35 units each would have a total of 3018 
>> adults.
> 
> Ah, that should be 1.6 adults per unit. 140 communities, averaging 35 units 
> would be 7840 adults. I would either round up to 7900 or down to 7800, 
> depending on which direction your gut tells you the bias lies. 7840 sounds 
> too precise, which might be misleading as to how accurate your number is, 
> unless you include the calculation.

Well, I’m good at concepts. Not so good at decimal points.

Thanks. 3018 seemed small to me too.

Sharon
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Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC
http://www.takomavillage.org





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