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More Americans are living alone

8:35 PM, Aug. 27, 2013
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More Americans are living alone than at any time in the last century, new U.S. Census Bureau findings show. More than one in four households now have just a single person. One-person households last year accounted for 27.5 percent of the total across the USA. In 1970, they accounted for just 17 percent and 5.1 percent in 1900.

The new statistics show that the sheer number of Americans living alone has more than tripled since 1970. Looking back over the past 50 years, the figure is more than four times as high as in 1962.

The new findings, out Tuesday, also show that for the first time since 1970, ...

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