Percentage of single-person households in the U.S. in 2016, by state

Percentage of single-person households in the U.S. 2016, by state This graph shows the percentage of single-person households in the United States in 2016, by state. In 2016, about 24 percent of Californian households were single-person households. In 2016, there were an estimated 35.89 million single-person households in the U.S. The number of single-person households has increased gradually since 1960. However, there were more than 82 million family households in 2016.
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Percentage of single-person households
District of Columbia 43.8
Rhode Island32.3
North Dakota 32.3
South Dakota 31
Montana 30.7
Alabama 30.7
New Mexico 30.4
Ohio 30.3
Vermont 30.2
Louisiana 30.2
Maine 30
Pennsylvania 30
New York 29.9
Nebraska 29.9
Wisconsin 29.8
West Virginia 29.7
Michigan 29.7
Illinois 29.6
Kansas 29.6
Iowa 29.4
Arkansas 29.3
South Carolina 29.3
Minnesota 29.2
Missouri 29.2
Florida 28.8
Massachusetts 28.9
Kentucky 28.8
Mississippi 28.8
Connecticut 28.7
Oklahoma 28.7
Tennessee 28.7
Indiana 28.6
Nevada 28.6
North Carolina 28.5
Wyoming 27.7
Delaware 27.6
Oregon 27.4
Virginia 27.4
Arizona 27.3
Colorado 27.3
Maryland 27.3
Georgia 27.2
Washington 27
Idaho 26.6
New Hampshire 26.4
New Jersey 26.3
Texas 25.2
Alaska 25.1
Hawaii 24.5
California 23.9
Utah 18.7
Percentage of single-person households
District of Columbia 43.8
Rhode Island32.3
North Dakota 32.3
South Dakota 31
Montana 30.7
Alabama 30.7
New Mexico 30.4
Ohio 30.3
Vermont 30.2
Louisiana 30.2
Maine 30
Pennsylvania 30
New York 29.9
Nebraska 29.9
Wisconsin 29.8
West Virginia 29.7
Michigan 29.7
Illinois 29.6
Kansas 29.6
Iowa 29.4
Arkansas 29.3
South Carolina 29.3
Minnesota 29.2
Missouri 29.2
Florida 28.8
Massachusetts 28.9
Kentucky 28.8
Mississippi 28.8
Connecticut 28.7
Oklahoma 28.7
Tennessee 28.7
Indiana 28.6
Nevada 28.6
North Carolina 28.5
Wyoming 27.7
Delaware 27.6
Oregon 27.4
Virginia 27.4
Arizona 27.3
Colorado 27.3
Maryland 27.3
Georgia 27.2
Washington 27
Idaho 26.6
New Hampshire 26.4
New Jersey 26.3
Texas 25.2
Alaska 25.1
Hawaii 24.5
California 23.9
Utah 18.7
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This graph shows the percentage of single-person households in the United States in 2016, by state. In 2016, about 24 percent of Californian households were single-person households. In 2016, there were an estimated 35.89 million single-person households in the U.S. The number of single-person households has increased gradually since 1960. However, there were more than 82 million family households in 2016.
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Release date
September 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016
Supplementary notes
According to the definition by the U.S. Census Bureau a household "includes all of the people who occupy a housing unit. One person in each household is designated as the “householder.” In most cases, this is the person, or one of the people, in whose name the home is owned, being bought, or rented."

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