U.S. cities with the largest percentage of one-person households 2018

This graph shows the top 25 cities in the United States with a household number of 100,000 or more that had the highest percentage of one-person households in 2018 In 2018, about 49.4 percent of all households in New Orleans, Louisiana were one-person households.

Cities with the largest percentages of single-person households in the United States in 2018

Percentage of households
New Orleans city, Louisiana 49.4
Cleveland city, Ohio 47.4
Atlanta city, Georgia 46.2
St. Louis city, Missouri 46.2
Pittsburgh city, Pennsylvania 45.9
Washington city, District of Columbia 45.6
Cincinnati city, Ohio 43.9
Detroit city, Michigan 41.9
Baltimore city, Maryland 40.3
Denver city, Colorado 39.8
Memphis city, Tennessee 38.8
Minneapolis city, Minnesota 38.8
Toledo city, Ohio 38.6
Arlington CDP, Virginia 38.4
St. Petersburg city, Florida 38.4
Seattle city, Washington 38.3
Philadelphia city, Pennsylvania 38.2
St. Paul city, Minnesota 37.9
Buffalo city, New York 37.9
Indianapolis city (balance), Indiana 37.5
Chicago city, Illinois 37.3
Orlando city, Florida 37.1
Reno city, Nevada 36.9
Kansas City city, Missouri 36.8
Dallas city, Texas 36.4
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Release date

September 2019


United States

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

Only cities with more than 100,000 households are included. 2017 ACS data showed 75 places in the United States with 100,000 or more households. The top 25 for single-person households are shown here.

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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