The percentage of Americans living alone ticked up slightly over the last decade, according to a Social Explorer analysis of newly released 2015-19 American Community Survey data. Almost 28 percent of all Americans lived alone in 2019, an increase of 2.5 million solo householders since 2010.
The largest increases in solo householders spanned the continent but was most apparent in counties with large numbers of senior citizens, such as Sumter County, Fla. (77.3 percent); Baldwin County, Ala. (48.3 percent); and Comal County, Texas (46.3 percent).
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Non-Family Households, 2019. Click here to explore further.