Special Report

The State Where the Most People Live Alone


To find the states with the most single-person residences, 24/7 Wall St. used Census Bureau data, ranking states by the share of nonfamily households living alone out of all households. We also added the share of people living alone as a percentage of the civilian, noninstitutionalized 16+ population. All data, including median annual household income, monthly gross rent, and bachelor’s degree attainment rate, came from the 2019 American Community Survey and are estimates for that year. Both rent and income are expressed in 2019 inflation-adjusted dollars.

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