More than a quarter of Americans live alone: ​​census data

According to this, the number of people living alone in the USA – more than a quarter of all Americans – as well as married couples without children is increasing until re-released 2020 Census Data.

The trends reflect the country’s aging population with more empty nesters and an increase in the number of Americans who are postponing marriage and children to later ages than generations before them.

According to the data, the number of couples living with children under the age of 18 has decreased by about 6% from the previous decade, and single-person households accounted for almost 28% of all households in the US.

The number of married couples not sharing their homes with children also increased by 10.6% to 36 million households. According to the data, however, there were only 22 million households made up of parents and their children.

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Women living in households without a spouse or partner were significantly higher than men across America.
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Married couples still made up the majority of household types in America at 46%, but that proportion has steadily declined over the past few decades, the census survey found. In 1990, 55% of all households were made up of married couples.

However, the number of people living alone or with unrelated roommates increased more than in typical family homes — a 12% increase compared to just 7%.

Among ‘non-family households’, the number of women living with roommates saw the largest increase, up almost 20%.

The number of women living in households without a spouse or partner, at 35 to 24 million, was significantly larger than the number of men living in households without a spouse or partner.

As part of the 2020 census, data on the different proportions of opposite-sex and same-sex partners were collected for the first time.

According to the results, married same-sex couples made up 0.5% of all US households, while unmarried same-sex couples made up almost 0.4%.

The states with a higher concentration of same-sex couples were mostly on the West Coast and Northeast.

The census does not include information about single queer people or transgender people.

Caroline Bleakley

Caroline Bleakley is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Caroline Bleakley joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Caroline Bleakley by emailing

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