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Historical Census of Housing Tables: Living Alone


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One-Person Households


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Household Trends:

Solo Singles

Married vs. Unmarried

Family Diversity


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2000 Census -- AASP Report

Background Information -- Historical Trends

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Households by Size: 1960 - 2000

"The Increase in Single-Occupant Households"

Embargoed Until May 15, 2001

 
 
 
Year Total Households One-Person Percent
2000
from full census
105,480,101 27,230,075 25.8
1999 103,827,000 26,606,000 25.6
1998 102,528,000 26,327,000 25.7
1995 98,990,000 24,732,000 25.0
1993 96,391,000 23,642,000 24.5
1990
from full census
91,947,410 22,580,420 24.6
1985 86,789,000 20,602,000 23.7
1980 80,776,000 18,296,000 22.7
1975 71,120,000 13,939,000 20.0
1970 63,401,000 10,851,000 17.1
1965 57,436,000 8,631,000 15.0
1960 52,799,000 6,917,000 13.1
Sources:

The data in this table is taken from annual Current Population Surveys, except for the years 2000 and 1990 where the data comes from the full census of the nation.

Census document: HH-4.  Households by Size: 1960 to Present.   Internet Release Date: 12-11-98.
http://www.census.gov/population/socdemo/hh-fam/htabHH-4.txt

Tables 60 and 61.  Households by Age of Householder and Size of Household: 1980 - 1999.
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2000
Internet version last revised on 2-16-01.
http://www.census.gov/prod/www/statistical-abstract-us.html  

Update for 2000 from Current Population Survey, March 2000. Ethnic and Hispanic Studies Branch.
Households by Size: Table 5.1.  Internet Release Date: 3-6-01.
http://www.census.gov/population/socdemo/hispanic/p20-535/tab05-1.txt


 

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