Cities with the largest percentages of single-person households in the United States in 2016

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Percentage of households
Atlanta city, Georgia 48.6
Cincinnati city, Ohio 44.8
St. Louis city, Missouri 44.5
Pittsburgh city, Pennsylvania 44.3
Washington city, District of Columbia 43.8
Cleveland city, Ohio 43.7
New Orleans city, Louisiana 43.3
Minneapolis city, Minnesota 41.5
Detroit city, Michigan 40.1
Buffalo city, New York 39.8
Baltimore city, Maryland 39.6
Toledo city, Ohio 38.8
Seattle city, Washington 38.6
Philadelphia city, Pennsylvania 38.1
Miami city, Florida 38.1
St. Petersburg city, Florida 38
Denver city, Colorado 37.2
Boston city, Massachusetts 37.2
Chicago city, Illinois 37.1
Memphis city, Tennessee 36.8
Indianapolis city (balance), Indiana 36.2
Arlington CDP, Virginia 36.2
Kansas City city, Missouri 36
Greensboro city, North Carolina 35.9
Milwaukee city, Wisconsin 35.8

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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 2016. In 2016, about 48.6 percent of all households in Atlanta City in Georgia were one-person households.
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Only cities with more than 100,000 households are included. 2016 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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