Cities with the largest percentages of single-person households in the United States in 2017

U.S. cities with the largest percentage of one-person households 2017 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 2017. In 2017, about 50.2 percent of all households in Gainesville in Georgia were one-person households.
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Percentage of households
Gainesville city, Florida 50.2
Cincinnati city, Ohio 46.6
Chattanooga city, Tennessee 46.5
New Orleans city, Louisiana 45.7
Washington city, District of Columbia 45.2
Cleveland city, Ohio 44.7
North Charleston city, South Carolina 43.9
Pittsburgh city, Pennsylvania 43.4
Philadelphia city, Pennsylvania 43.2
St. Louis city, Missouri 43.2
Atlanta city, Georgia 43.1
Fort Lauderdale city, Florida 42.5
Columbia city, South Carolina 42
Richmond city, Virginia 41.6
Rochester city, New York 41.6
New Haven city, Connecticut 41.5
Dayton city, Ohio 41.4
Birmingham city, Alabama 41.2
Minneapolis city, Minnesota 41
Wilmington city, North Carolina 40.8
Mobile city, Alabama 40.5
Detroit city, Michigan 40.4
Buffalo city, New York 40.4
Baltimore city, Maryland 40
Arlington CDP, Virginia 39.9
Percentage of households
Gainesville city, Florida 50.2
Cincinnati city, Ohio 46.6
Chattanooga city, Tennessee 46.5
New Orleans city, Louisiana 45.7
Washington city, District of Columbia 45.2
Cleveland city, Ohio 44.7
North Charleston city, South Carolina 43.9
Pittsburgh city, Pennsylvania 43.4
Philadelphia city, Pennsylvania 43.2
St. Louis city, Missouri 43.2
Atlanta city, Georgia 43.1
Fort Lauderdale city, Florida 42.5
Columbia city, South Carolina 42
Richmond city, Virginia 41.6
Rochester city, New York 41.6
New Haven city, Connecticut 41.5
Dayton city, Ohio 41.4
Birmingham city, Alabama 41.2
Minneapolis city, Minnesota 41
Wilmington city, North Carolina 40.8
Mobile city, Alabama 40.5
Detroit city, Michigan 40.4
Buffalo city, New York 40.4
Baltimore city, Maryland 40
Arlington CDP, Virginia 39.9
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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 2017. In 2017, about 50.2 percent of all households in Gainesville in Georgia were one-person households.
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September 2018
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United States
Survey time period
2017
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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