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U.S. cities with the largest percentage of one-person households 2019

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 2019 In 2019, about 46.81 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 2019

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Release date

September 2020


United States

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Supplementary notes

Only cities with more than 100,000 households are included. 2019 ACS data showed 80 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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