Alone But Not Lonely: The Trend of Living Alone

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Posted February 25, 2013 by Marcy Twete in Life After Five
ForRent.com is telling us about what is definitely a growing trend in real estate – living alone. In 1950, only 9% of American households consisted of 1 individual. Today, 27% of American households are single individual homes. This number is higher in larger cities, of course. Chalk it up to the divorce rate or the rising marriage age, but for whatever reason, as a culture, we’re balking more and more at the idea of having a roommate and more apt to be independent livers.

Check out the stats in this awesome infographic.


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Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is the author of "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works" and a career expert who believes in order to be empowered in your career, you must be surrounded with resources and a network that both supports and challenges you. Marcy began her own networking journey as a professional fundraiser in the nonprofit industry, honed those skills as a fundraising consultant, and in 2012 networked her way to nearly 1 million readers as the CEO of the professional development website Career Girl Network.

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