Distribution of households in the United States from 1970 to 2017, by household size

Distribution of households in the U.S. 1970-2017, by household size This graph shows the distribution of households in the U.S. by size of household from 1970 to 2017. In 2017, about 28 percent of all households in the United States were single person households.
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One personTwo personsThree personsFour personsFive personsSix personsSeven persons or more
197017%29%17%16%10%6%5%
197520%31%17%16%9%4%4%
198023%31%18%16%8%3%2%
198524%32%18%16%7%3%2%
199025%32%17%16%7%2%1%
199525%32%17%15%7%2%1%
200026%33%16%15%7%2%1%
200527%33%16%14%6%2%1%
200927%33%16%14%6%2%1%
201027%34%16%14%6%2%1%
201227.4%33.8%15.89%13.25%6%2.25%1.3%
201327.41%33.89%15.75%13.36%6.06%2.23%1.29%
201427.74%33.75%15.72%13.18%6.05%2.25%1.31%
201527.98%33.61%15.5%13.21%6.03%2.26%1.39%
201628.13%34.01%15.44%12.93%6%2.24%1.27%
201727.92%34.47%15.46%12.84%5.8%2.21%1.28%
One personTwo personsThree personsFour personsFive personsSix personsSeven persons or more
197017%29%17%16%10%6%5%
197520%31%17%16%9%4%4%
198023%31%18%16%8%3%2%
198524%32%18%16%7%3%2%
199025%32%17%16%7%2%1%
199525%32%17%15%7%2%1%
200026%33%16%15%7%2%1%
200527%33%16%14%6%2%1%
200927%33%16%14%6%2%1%
201027%34%16%14%6%2%1%
201227.4%33.8%15.89%13.25%6%2.25%1.3%
201327.41%33.89%15.75%13.36%6.06%2.23%1.29%
201427.74%33.75%15.72%13.18%6.05%2.25%1.31%
201527.98%33.61%15.5%13.21%6.03%2.26%1.39%
201628.13%34.01%15.44%12.93%6%2.24%1.27%
201727.92%34.47%15.46%12.84%5.8%2.21%1.28%
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This graph shows the distribution of households in the U.S. by size of household from 1970 to 2017. In 2017, about 28 percent of all households in the United States were single person households.
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Release date
November 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
1970-2017
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Data for previous years can be accessed here.

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