Alone But Not Lonely: The Trend of Living Alone

Posted February 25, 2013 by Marcy Twete in Life After Five 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 a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."