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Historical Census of Housing Tables

Living Alone

In 2000, 1-in-4 households consisted of one person living alone, a significant increase over the 7.7 percent in 1940. This type of household increased each decade over the 60-year period from 1940 to 2000 (see graph).

In recent decades, renters have been much more likely than owners to live alone. However this was not the case back in 1940, when one-person occupancy rates for owners and renters were not much different. The one-person occupancy rate for renters climbed rapidly from 1940 (8 percent) to 1980 (36 percent). The greatest disparities between renters and owners occurred between 1960 and 1980, when renters were more than twice as likely as owners to live alone. There was a small drop in the rate of renters living alone between 1980 and 1990, but it rebounded with an increase in 2000.

Where are one-person households more likely to be found? The District of Columbia was the clear leader in 2000, with 44 percent. It emerged as the clear leader in 1960, at 27 percent. Its rate rose rapidly over the next two decades to the 40 percent level in 1980. In 2000, North Dakota was fairly high as well (29 percent), but not by much over several other states, such as Rhode Island, New York, and Massachusetts. Utah was the least likely state to have one-person households. In earlier censuses, however, the leaders in one-person households were in the far Westnote the high rates for Alaska, Montana, Nevada, and Washington in 1940 and 1950. The states with lowest live-alone rates were generally in the South in earlier decadesnote North Carolina and some of its neighbors from 1940 to 1960.

While D.C. tops the list in 2000 for the percent of owners living alone, oddly enough, 60 years earlier, it was least likely to have owners who lived alone. The 1940 leaders were states in the far West, especially Nevada.

Renters living alone were also high in D.C. in 2000; almost half of their renter-occupied units consisted of only one person. Minnesota and North Dakota also had high levels of renters living alone, in the upper 40 percents. Similar to owners living alone, in 1940, the leaders in one-person renter households were also living in the far West.

1-PERSON OCCUPANCY RATES

                    2000    1990    1980    1970    1960    1950    1940

United States      25.8%   24.6%   22.7%   17.6%   13.3%    9.3%    7.7%   

Alabama            26.1%   23.8%   20.4%   14.6%    9.5%    6.7%    5.2%
Alaska             23.5%   22.1%   20.1%   13.7%   16.2%   17.6%     NA
Arizona            24.8%   24.7%   20.9%   16.5%   13.6%   12.2%   11.5%
Arkansas           25.6%   24.0%   21.3%   17.2%   12.6%    8.7%    6.3%
California         23.5%   23.4%   24.7%   21.0%   17.9%   14.0%   13.5%
Colorado           26.3%   26.6%   23.5%   18.0%   15.5%   12.5%   11.5%
Connecticut        26.4%   24.2%   21.6%   16.0%   11.6%    7.3%    6.0%
Delaware           25.0%   23.2%   20.9%   15.3%   10.9%    8.5%    7.2%
Dist. of Columbia  43.8%   41.5%   39.5%   32.1%   27.0%   14.3%    9.9%
Florida            26.6%   25.5%   23.6%   18.7%   14.5%   11.0%    9.6%   
Georgia            23.6%   22.7%   20.5%   14.4%   10.1%    6.9%    5.6%
Hawaii             21.9%   19.4%   17.1%   12.8%   12.1%   10.5%     NA
Idaho              22.4%   22.4%   19.9%   16.5%   13.3%   10.9%   10.3%
Illinois           26.8%   25.7%   24.0%   18.5%   14.4%    9.8%    7.6%
Indiana            25.9%   24.1%   21.4%   16.5%   12.3%    9.2%    7.5%
Iowa               27.2%   25.9%   23.4%   18.5%   13.8%   10.2%    8.1%
Kansas             27.0%   25.9%   23.8%   18.4%   14.0%   11.3%    9.1%
Kentucky           26.0%   23.3%   20.0%   15.2%   10.6%    7.3%    5.7%
Louisiana          25.3%   23.7%   21.3%   16.0%   12.3%    9.2%    7.0%
Maine              27.0%   23.3%   21.3%   16.8%   12.6%    9.8%    8.3%
Maryland           25.0%   22.6%   20.8%   14.9%   10.1%    7.4%    6.8%
Massachusetts      28.0%   25.8%   24.4%   18.8%   14.2%    8.8%    7.2%
Michigan           26.2%   23.7%   21.1%   15.5%   11.6%    8.1%    6.5%
Minnesota          26.9%   25.1%   23.2%   17.7%   13.7%   10.0%    8.2%
Mississippi        24.6%   23.4%   20.4%   15.4%   10.7%    7.7%    6.3%
Missouri           27.3%   26.0%   23.8%   19.3%   15.2%   10.9%    8.3%
Montana            27.4%   26.3%   23.4%   19.8%   16.8%   14.4%   15.1%
Nebraska           27.6%   26.5%   24.3%   19.3%   14.2%   10.5%    8.7%
Nevada             24.9%   25.7%   24.6%   19.4%   18.9%   16.0%   17.7%
New Hampshire      24.4%   22.0%   21.2%   17.0%   13.1%   10.7%    9.2%
New Jersey         24.5%   23.1%   21.1%   15.8%   11.3%    7.1%    5.7%
New Mexico         25.4%   23.0%   21.0%   14.9%   10.7%    9.1%    8.4%
New York           28.1%   27.2%   26.0%   20.2%   15.5%    9.6%    7.6%
North Carolina     25.4%   23.7%   20.0%   13.3%    8.3%    5.4%    4.0%
North Dakota       29.3%   26.5%   22.9%   17.0%   11.9%    9.1%    7.9%
Ohio               27.3%   25.0%   22.4%   16.6%   12.1%    8.5%    7.3%
Oklahoma           26.7%   25.6%   23.4%   19.1%   15.5%   10.7%    7.4%
Oregon             26.1%   25.3%   23.5%   19.2%   16.2%   12.9%   13.2%
Pennsylvania       27.7%   25.6%   22.7%   17.3%   11.9%    7.9%    6.4%
Rhode Island       28.6%   26.2%   24.0%   18.2%   13.7%    8.9%    7.4%
South Carolina     25.0%   22.4%   19.2%   13.8%    9.4%    6.8%    5.8% 
South Dakota       27.6%   26.4%   23.5%   18.1%   12.8%    9.9%    8.8%
Tennessee          25.8%   23.9%   20.4%   14.4%    9.7%    6.4%    5.1%
Texas              23.7%   23.9%   21.7%   16.3%   12.6%    8.9%    6.8%
Utah               17.8%   18.9%   17.2%   14.4%   12.0%    9.1%    7.9%
Vermont            26.2%   23.4%   22.0%   16.8%   12.5%    9.4%    8.0%
Virginia           25.1%   22.9%   20.5%   14.4%    9.4%    6.6%    5.6%
Washington         26.2%   25.4%   24.2%   19.6%   17.6%   14.1%   14.9%
West Virginia      27.1%   24.5%   20.7%   16.0%   10.1%    6.8%    5.1%
Wisconsin          26.8%   24.3%   22.5%   16.9%   12.2%    8.2%    7.0%
Wyoming            26.3%   24.5%   21.3%   18.0%   14.3%   12.3%   12.8%


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                     Owner-occupied housing units   Renter-occupied housing units

                       Total  1-person households       Total 1-person households

                                Number   Percent                 Number   Percent
United States      69,816,513  14,198,89   20.3%    35,663,588 13,029,087   36.5%

Alabama             1,258,686    272,229   21.6%       478,394    181,698   38.0%
Alaska                138,503     25,159   18.2%        83,097     26,914   32.4%
Arizona             1,293,637    267,418   20.7%       607,690    204,515   33.7%
Arkansas              723,458    153,624   21.2%       319,238    112,976   35.4%
California          6,546,237  1,242,064   19.0%     4,956,633  1,465,064   29.6%
Colorado            1,116,305    231,741   20.8%       541,933    204,015   37.6%
Connecticut           869,742    172,318   19.8%       431,928    171,942   39.8%
Delaware              216,046     45,232   20.9%        82,690     29,456   35.6%
Dist. of Columbia     101,216     36,276   35.8%       147,122     72,469   49.3%
Florida             4,441,711  1,029,184   23.2%     1,896,218    658,176   34.7%
Georgia             2,029,293    389,777   19.2%       977,076    320,800   32.8%
Hawaii                227,783     39,318   17.3%       175,457     48,853   27.8%
Idaho                 339,913     63,673   18.7%       129,732     41,561   32.0%
Illinois            3,089,124    643,122   20.8%     1,502,655    586,659   39.0%
Indiana             1,669,083    337,347   20.2%       667,223    268,031   40.2%
Iowa                  831,427    175,923   21.2%       317,849    137,180   43.2%
Kansas                718,873    151,806   21.1%       319,018    128,502   40.3%
Kentucky            1,125,298    237,862   21.1%       465,349    176,103   37.8%
Louisiana           1,124,995    231,406   20.6%       531,058    187,763   35.4%
Maine                 370,920     75,258   20.3%       147,280     64,690   43.9%
Maryland            1,341,594    263,254   19.6%       639,265    232,216   36.3%
Massachusetts       1,508,248    297,972   19.8%       935,332    386,506   41.3%
Michigan            2,793,346    582,710   20.9%       992,315    410,915   41.4%
Minnesota           1,412,724    281,926   20.0%       482,403    227,493   47.2%
Mississippi           757,151    163,601   21.6%       289,283     94,235   32.6%
Missouri            1,542,310    328,294   21.3%       652,284    271,623   41.6%
Montana               247,700     53,676   21.7%       110,967     44,751   40.3%
Nebraska              449,306     93,302   20.8%       216,878     90,208   41.6%
Nevada                457,245     89,499   19.6%       293,920     97,284   33.1%
New Hampshire         330,783     58,473   17.7%       143,823     57,552   40.0%
New Jersey          2,011,298    376,091   18.7%     1,053,347    375,262   35.6%
New Mexico            474,435     99,124   20.9%       203,536      3,050   35.9%
New York            3,739,247    754,298   20.2%     3,317,613  1,228,239   37.0%
North Carolina      2,172,270    458,832   21.1%       959,743    336,231   35.0%
North Dakota          171,310     36,077   21.1%        85,842     39,315   45.8%
Ohio                3,072,514    645,800   21.0%     1,373,259    569,726   41.5%
Oklahoma              918,141    203,533   22.2%       424,152    155,108   36.6%
Oregon                856,890    174,743   20.4%       476,833    172,975   36.3%
Pennsylvania        3,406,167    717,397   21.1%     1,370,836    603,673   44.0%
Rhode Island          245,150     48,814   19.9%       163,274     67,831   41.5%
South Carolina      1,107,619    233,888   21.1%       426,235    149,230   35.0%
South Dakota          197,907     39,463   19.9%        92,338     40,557   43.9%
Tennessee           1,561,461    324,104   20.8%       671,444    252,225   37.6%
Texas               4,717,294    846,125   17.9%     2,676,060    905,517   33.8%
Utah                  501,659     73,434   14.6%       199,622     51,231   25.7%
Vermont               169,777     33,987   20.0%        70,857     29,238   41.3%
Virginia            1,837,958    376,352   20.5%       861,215    300,196   34.9%
Washington          1,466,985    293,442   20.0%       804,413    300,698   37.4%
West Virginia         553,626    125,952   22.8%       182,855     73,645   40.3%
Wisconsin           1,426,660    275,357   19.3%       657,884    282,653   43.0%
Wyoming               135,488     28,638   21.1%        58,120     22,337   38.4%
      



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           Owner-occupied housing units          Renter-occupied housing units

            Total   1-person households            Total   1-person households

                       Number   Percent                       Number   Percent

US     59,024,811  11,005,717     18.6%       32,922,599  11,574,703     35.2%

AL      1,061,897     204,906     19.3%          444,893     153,172     34.4%
AK        105,989      18,059     17.0%           82,926      23,767     28.7%
AZ        878,561     171,067     19.5%          490,282     166,614     34.0%
AR        619,938     124,183     20.0%          271,241      89,595     33.0%
CA      5,773,943   1,061,431     18.4%        4,607,263   1,368,436     29.7%
CO        798,277     153,761     19.3%          484,212     187,201     38.7%
CT        807,481     141,963     17.6%          422,998     155,198     36.7%
DE        173,813      31,868     18.3%           73,684      25,583     34.7%
DC         97,108      30,797     31.7%          152,526      72,829     47.7%
FL      3,452,160     751,710     21.8%        1,682,709     558,244     33.2%
GA      1,536,759     272,951     17.8%          829,856     264,751     31.9%
HI        191,911      28,156     14.7%          164,356      40,829     24.8%
ID        252,734      45,452     18.0%          107,989      35,348     32.7%
IL      2,699,182     505,850     18.7%        1,503,058     575,263     38.3%
IN      1,450,898     265,757     18.3%          614,457     231,084     37.6%
IA        745,377     150,508     20.2%          318,948     124,958     39.2%
KS        641,762     130,505     20.3%          302,964     114,651     37.8%
KY        960,469     180,181     18.8%          419,313     141,066     33.6%
LA        987,919     189,585     19.2%          511,350     166,475     32.6%
ME        327,888      56,263     17.2%          137,424      52,211     38.0%
MD      1,137,296     195,755     17.2%          611,695     198,817     32.5%
MA      1,331,493     230,849     17.3%          915,617     349,925     38.2%
MI      2,427,643     434,700     17.9%          991,688     374,749     37.8%
MN      1,183,673     210,336     17.8%          464,180     203,195     43.8%
MS        651,587     131,829     20.2%          259,787      81,120     31.2%
MO      1,348,746     265,548     19.7%          612,460     245,136     40.0%
MT        205,899      41,315     20.1%          100,264      39,176     39.1%
NE        400,394      80,287     20.1%          201,969      79,384     39.3%
NV        255,388      47,938     18.8%          210,909      71,689     34.0%
NH        280,372      43,555     15.5%          130,814      46,809     35.8%
NJ      1,813,381     301,411     16.6%          981,330     344,760     35.1%
NM        365,965      66,681     18.2%          176,744      58,202     32.9%
NY      3,464,436     624,856     18.0%        3,174,886   1,181,407     37.2%
NC      1,711,817     330,978     19.3%          805,209     265,981     33.0%
ND        157,950      29,665     18.8%           82,928      34,288     41.3%
OH      2,758,149     505,541     18.3%        1,329,397     514,909     38.7%
OK        821,188     174,378     21.2%          384,947     134,991     35.1%
OR        695,957     132,626     19.1%          407,356     146,090     35.9%
PA      3,176,121     603,219     19.0%        1,319,845     547,475     41.5%
RI        224,792      39,157     17.4%          153,185      59,954     39.1%
SC        878,704     164,323     18.7%          379,340     117,024     30.8%
SD        171,161      32,904     19.2%           87,873      35,404     40.3%
TN      1,261,118     234,137     18.6%          592,607     207,992     35.1%
TX      3,695,115     658,572     17.8%        2,375,822     794,364     33.4%
UT        365,979      53,094     14.5%          171,294      48,546     28.3%
VT        145,368      25,215     17.3%           65,282      24,151     37.0%
VA      1,519,521     279,910     18.4%          772,309     243,860     31.6%
WA      1,171,580     218,207     18.6%          700,851     258,113     36.8%
WV        510,058     104,081     20.4%          178,499      64,654     36.2%
WI      1,215,350     207,718     17.1%          606,768     235,955     38.9%
WY        114,544      21,979     19.2%           54,295      19,308     35.6%



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           Owner-occupied housing units          Renter-occupied housing units

            Total   1-person households            Total   1-person households

                       Number   Percent                       Number   Percent

US     51,794,545   7,941,413     15.3%       28,595,128  10,306,123     36.0%

AL        941,219     146,846     15.6%          400,637     126,786     31.6%
AK         76,663      10,878     14.2%           54,800      15,589     28.4%
AZ        653,833     103,427     15.8%          303,199      96,272     31.8%
AR        575,478      98,176     17.1%          240,587      75,666     31.5%
CA      4,825,252     761,813     15.8%        3,804,614   1,369,065     36.0%
CO        684,408     106,519     15.6%          376,841     143,262     38.0%
CT        699,224      91,604     13.1%          394,454     144,164     36.5%
DE        143,073      20,647     14.4%           64,008      22,563     35.3%
DC         89,846      22,346     24.9%          163,297      77,675     47.6%
FL      2,557,079     474,964     18.6%        1,187,175     410,534     34.6%
GA      1,216,459     177,175     14.6%          655,193     206,631     31.5%
HI        151,954      16,940     11.1%          142,098      33,364     23.5%
ID        233,393      35,033     15.0%           90,714      29,507     32.5%
IL      2,533,832     391,714     15.5%        1,511,542     578,343     38.3%
IN      1,381,918     213,770     15.5%          545,132     199,222     36.5%
IA        756,517     130,634     17.3%          296,516     115,297     38.9%
KS        612,435     109,916     17.9%          259,804      97,371     37.5%
KY        884,825     134,143     15.2%          378,530     117,932     31.2%
LA        925,139     145,088     15.7%          486,649     155,754     32.0%
ME        280,377      42,057     15.0%          114,807      42,236     36.8%
MD        905,535     121,692     13.4%          555,330     182,515     32.9%
MA      1,169,819     157,552     13.5%          862,898     338,125     39.2%
MI      2,321,883     339,146     14.6%          873,330     333,755     38.2%
MN      1,035,689     152,623     14.7%          409,533     183,168     44.7%
MS        587,696      98,054     16.7%          239,473      70,390     29.4%
MO      1,248,785     209,252     16.8%          544,614     218,121     40.1%
MT        194,580      31,479     16.2%           89,162      34,871     39.1%
NE        390,931      66,747     17.1%          180,469      72,195     40.0%
NV        181,274      29,239     16.1%          123,053      45,604     37.1%
NH        218,823      30,245     13.8%          104,670      38,398     36.7%
NJ      1,579,827     195,860     12.4%          968,767     341,650     35.3%
NM        300,570      47,240     15.7%          140,896      45,622     32.4%
NY      3,083,406     421,632     13.7%        3,257,023   1,227,693     37.7%
NC      1,397,425     214,377     15.3%          645,866     193,273     29.9%
ND        156,498      23,802     15.2%           71,166      28,226     39.7%
OH      2,622,919     387,417     14.8%        1,210,909     471,914     39.0%
OK        790,614     145,984     18.5%          327,947     115,780     35.3%
OR        645,941     105,985     16.4%          345,652     126,972     36.7%
PA      2,950,649     450,059     15.3%        1,268,957     505,841     39.9%
RI        199,075      26,896     13.5%          139,515      54,492     39.1%
SC        722,547     108,953     15.1%          307,434      88,426     28.8%
SD        168,002      27,644     16.5%           74,521      29,265     39.3%
TN      1,110,074     165,833     14.9%          508,431     164,219     32.3%
TX      3,169,512     490,651     15.5%        1,759,755     577,867     32.8%
UT        317,172      39,495     12.5%          131,431      37,601     28.6%
VT        122,560      18,652     15.2%           55,765      20,631     37.0%
VA      1,221,555     176,769     14.5%          641,518     205,828     32.1%
WA      1,011,319     163,176     16.1%          529,191     209,093     39.5%
WV        504,921      82,244     16.3%          181,390      59,787     33.0%
WI      1,127,367     161,583     14.3%          524,894     209,683     39.9%
WY        114,653      17,442     15.2%           50,971      17,885     35.1%



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           Owner-occupied housing units          Renter-occupied housing units

            Total   1-person households            Total   1-person households

                       Number   Percent                       Number   Percent

US     39,885,180   4,725,129     11.8%       23,564,567   6,421,055     27.2%

AL        689,411      80,641     11.7%          344,702      70,467     20.4%
AK         39,747       3,851      9.7%           39,312       6,988     17.8%
AZ        352,043      42,197     12.0%          187,114      46,666     24.9%
AR        410,438      60,016     14.6%          204,986      45,950     22.4%
CA      3,611,347     423,156     11.7%        2,962,514     955,487     32.3%
CO        438,120      49,556     11.3%          252,808      74,888     29.6%
CT        583,381      56,434      9.7%          349,888      92,995     26.6%
DE        112,120      11,663     10.4%           52,684      13,556     25.7%
DC         73,980      11,266     15.2%          188,558      72,973     38.7%
FL      1,566,864     228,275     14.6%          717,922     198,046     27.6%
GA        836,323      88,474     10.6%          532,902     108,706     20.4%
HI         95,271       6,468      6.8%          107,817      19,433     18.0%
ID        153,589      20,161     13.1%           65,371      16,047     24.5%
IL      2,081,101     241,723     11.6%        1,421,037     404,625     28.5%
IN      1,153,249     149,901     13.0%          456,245     115,171     25.2%
IA        642,676      97,628     15.2%          253,635      68,081     26.8%
KS        502,585      78,858     15.7%          224,779      55,321     24.6%
KY        657,909      79,992     12.2%          325,756      69,539     21.3%
LA        663,927      82,516     12.4%          388,111      85,873     22.1%
ME        212,199      26,218     12.4%           90,724      24,739     27.3%
MD        690,514      63,473      9.2%          484,559     111,653     23.0%
MA      1,012,173     104,967     10.4%          747,519     226,280     30.3%
MI      1,974,548     216,712     11.0%          678,511     195,793     28.9%
MN        824,629      95,817     11.6%          329,317     108,783     33.0%
MS        421,900      55,760     13.2%          214,824      42,072     19.6%
MO      1,021,106     144,451     14.1%          499,461     148,961     29.8%
MT        142,774      20,383     14.3%           74,530      22,654     30.4%
NE        314,600      47,970     15.2%          159,121      43,567     27.4%
NV         93,676      10,853     11.6%           66,376      20,194     30.4%
NH        153,771      17,644     11.5%           71,607      20,594     28.8%
NJ      1,349,815     123,185      9.1%          868,367     228,360     26.3%
NM        192,231      21,718     11.3%           97,158      21,418     22.0%
NY      2,795,635     291,393     10.4%        3,118,226     903,151     29.0%
NC        987,290     108,057     10.9%          522,274      92,783     17.8%
ND        124,190      15,867     12.8%           57,423      15,066     26.2%
OH      2,226,021     253,843     11.4%        1,063,411     293,166     27.6%
OK        588,895      93,739     15.9%          261,908      69,105     26.4%
OR        457,017      62,500     13.7%          234,614      70,325     30.0%
PA      2,549,277     296,185     11.6%        1,156,133     344,386     29.8%
RI        168,923      18,245     10.8%          123,042      34,830     28.3%
SC        485,427      54,837     11.3%          248,946      46,548     18.7%
SD        139,681      20,834     14.9%           61,126      15,594     25.5%
TN        809,376      89,304     11.0%          403,811      85,477     21.2%
TX      2,222,469     280,293     12.6%        1,211,527     278,761     23.0%
UT        206,570      21,773     10.5%           91,364      20,991     23.0%
VT         91,285      10,719     11.7%           40,813      11,517     28.2%
VA        862,591      85,934     10.0%          528,045     114,738     21.7%
WA        738,186      93,133     12.6%          367,401     123,731     33.7%
WV        376,767      49,087     13.0%          170,447      38,678     22.7%
WI        918,123     108,086     11.8%          410,681     116,915     28.5%
WY         69,440       9,373     13.5%           35,160       9,413     26.8%



          1          9          6          0

           Owner-occupied housing units          Renter-occupied housing units

            Total   1-person households            Total   1-person households

                       Number   Percent                       Number   Percent

US     32,796,720   2,885,886      8.8%       20,227,155   4,189,085     20.7%

AL        528,031      40,072      7.6%          356,085      43,993     12.4%
AK         27,679       3,450     12.5%           29,571       5,816     19.7%
AZ        234,347      22,172      9.5%          132,283      27,551     20.8%
AR        321,219      35,478     11.0%          202,333      30,241     14.9%
CA      2,910,093     278,073      9.6%        2,072,015     611,560     29.5%
CO        337,565      32,290      9.6%          191,854      49,557     25.8%
CT        465,672      32,698      7.0%          287,064      54,757     19.1%
DE         85,971       6,495      7.6%           42,611       7,552     17.7%
DC         75,532       8,072     10.7%          176,534      59,998     34.0%
FL      1,047,217     113,651     10.9%          503,197     111,917     22.2%
GA        601,631      47,212      7.8%          468,694      60,870     13.0%
HI         62,937       3,239      5.1%           90,127      15,256     16.9%
ID        136,746      13,856     10.1%           57,093      11,918     20.9%
IL      1,782,127     154,021      8.6%        1,302,844     289,853     22.2%
IN        986,098      95,619      9.7%          401,780      75,628     18.8%
IA        581,352      66,338     11.4%          260,005      49,609     19.1%
KS        463,350      55,843     12.1%          209,549      38,247     18.3%
KY        547,750      46,806      8.5%          304,117      43,547     14.3%
LA        526,366      47,980      9.1%          365,978      61,762     16.9%
ME        186,379      17,548      9.4%           93,976      17,662     18.8%
MD        556,391      34,795      6.3%          306,610      52,265     17.0%
MA        857,436      65,295      7.6%          677,549     152,812     22.6%
MI      1,665,603     133,876      8.0%          573,476     126,376     22.0%
MN        714,960      63,175      8.8%          277,021      72,240     26.1%
MS        327,894      31,057      9.5%          240,176      29,741     12.4%
MO        874,532      92,017     10.5%          485,522     114,327     23.5%
MT        129,399      15,021     11.6%           72,841      18,966     26.0%
NE        280,867      33,211     11.8%          152,581      28,306     18.6%
NV         51,491       5,987     11.6%           40,029      11,279     28.2%
NH        117,232      10,407      8.9%           62,788      13,195     21.0%
NJ      1,107,841      74,591      6.7%          698,598     128,865     18.4%
NM        163,926      13,561      8.3%           87,283      13,305     15.2%
NY      2,350,265     173,581      7.4%        2,898,445     638,121     22.0%
NC        724,631      49,878      6.9%          480,084      49,763     10.4%
ND        118,566      10,878      9.2%           54,796       9,794     17.9%
OH      1,922,686     165,726      8.6%          929,871     178,960     19.2%
OK        492,263      62,776     12.8%          242,330      50,799     21.0%
OR        386,608      41,902     10.8%          171,606      48,370     28.2%
PA      2,289,741     178,073      7.8%        1,061,098     222,035     20.9%
RI        140,336      11,731      8.4%          116,999      23,427     20.0%
SC        345,756      26,583      7.7%          257,795      30,057     11.7%
SD        130,864      14,174     10.8%           63,957      10,748     16.8%
TN        639,600      47,054      7.4%          363,701      49,945     13.7%
TX      1,799,477     175,757      9.8%          978,639     173,834     17.8%
UT        173,296      14,129      8.2%           68,236      14,747     21.6%
VT         73,115       6,390      8.7%           37,617       7,433     19.8%
VA        658,078      44,978      6.8%          414,762      56,293     13.6%
WA        612,443      66,658     10.9%          281,725      90,467     32.1%
WV        335,068      26,842      8.0%          186,074      25,812     13.9%
WI        786,617      68,817      8.7%          359,725      71,330     19.8%
WY         61,676       6,053      9.8%           37,511       8,179     21.8%



          1          9          5          0

           Owner-occupied housing units          Renter-occupied housing units

            Total   1-person households            Total   1-person households

                       Number   Percent                       Number   Percent

US     23,559,966   1,679,697      7.1%       19,266,315   2,313,702     12.0%

AL        388,996      22,093      5.7%          397,843      30,386      7.6%
AK         16,537       2,832     17.1%           13,792       2,497     18.1%
AZ        118,620      10,475      8.8%           91,754      15,235     16.6%
AR        285,599      22,609      7.9%          238,792      22,957      9.6%
CA      1,811,684     156,809      8.7%        1,521,722     309,209     20.3%
CO        227,298      19,974      8.8%          163,937      28,870     17.6%
CT        290,968      15,260      5.2%          278,670      26,349      9.5%
DE         53,247       3,552      6.7%           37,143       4,127     11.1%
DC         72,362       4,403      6.1%          151,780      27,620     18.2%
FL        473,124      42,480      9.0%          348,377      47,921     13.8%
GA        413,696      24,556      5.9%          475,573      36,696      7.7%
HI         37,025       1,730      4.7%           75,265      10,009     13.3%
ID        110,694      10,299      9.3%           58,416       8,138     13.9%
IL      1,294,249      90,306      7.0%        1,287,751     162,652     12.6%
IN        766,018      60,691      7.9%          402,898      46,799     11.6%
IA        494,826      46,232      9.3%          285,341      33,127     11.6%
KS        375,033      38,886     10.4%          211,617      27,292     12.9%
KY        456,797      29,948      6.6%          321,957      26,954      8.4%
LA        364,945      25,775      7.1%          360,000      40,769     11.3%
ME        159,824      13,493      8.4%           94,619      11,335     12.0%
MD        360,718      20,428      5.7%          280,504      27,241      9.7%
MA        624,838      38,783      6.2%          680,356      76,551     11.3%
MI      1,208,975      76,516      6.3%          581,727      68,493     11.8%
MN        561,177      41,451      7.4%          284,088      42,749     15.0%
MS        265,061      17,612      6.6%          289,704      25,069      8.7%
MO        691,256      59,021      8.5%          506,341      71,346     14.1%
MT        105,744      11,646     11.0%           69,726      13,686     19.6%
NE        238,810      22,576      9.5%          155,338      18,755     12.1%
NV         24,484       2,938     12.0%           25,757       5,123     19.9%
NH         90,213       7,732      8.6%           64,990       8,852     13.6%
NJ        729,993      38,050      5.2%          643,644      59,550      9.3%
NM        104,131       7,657      7.4%           72,862       8,399     11.5%
NY      1,638,860      94,703      5.8%        2,686,279     322,195     12.0%
NC        530,371      26,711      5.0%          463,985      26,683      5.8%
ND        107,341       8,527      7.9%           54,764       6,152     11.2%
OH      1,413,086      97,434      6.9%          900,904      98,985     11.0%
OK        397,811      38,033      9.6%          265,392      32,998     12.4%
OR        312,828      28,751      9.2%          166,219      32,857     19.8%
PA      1,739,833      99,238      5.7%        1,176,046     130,371     11.1%
RI        102,071       6,823      6.7%          123,376      13,227     10.7%
SC        232,284      14,290      6.2%          282,354      20,881      7.4%
SD        113,780      10,102      8.9%           69,198       8,037     11.6%
TN        492,643      26,280      5.3%          378,831      29,900      7.9%
TX      1,241,540      95,162      7.7%          947,638      99,637     10.5%
UT        122,600       8,684      7.1%           65,225       8,375     12.8%
VT         63,397       4,989      7.9%           40,099       4,769     11.9%
VA        465,933      26,416      5.7%          379,326      29,139      7.7%
WA        477,897      46,103      9.6%          257,849      57,504     22.3%
WV        284,924      17,023      6.0%          233,357      18,427      7.9%
WI        613,959      43,730      7.1%          353,489      35,445     10.0%
WY         45,428       4,447      9.8%           38,757       5,870     15.1%

Alaska and Hawaii are NOT included in 1950 U.S. total.



          1          9          4          0

           Owner-occupied housing units          Renter-occupied housing units

            Total   1-person households            Total   1-person households

                       Number   Percent                       Number   Percent

US     15,195,763   1,054,680      6.9%       19,658,769   1,622,601      8.3%

AL        226,460      11,569      5.1%          447,355      23,644      5.3%
AK             NA          NA       NA                NA          NA       NA
AZ         62,842       5,796      9.2%           68,291       9,324     13.7%
AR        196,916      12,767      6.5%          298,909      18,476      6.2%
CA        928,796      84,857      9.1%        1,209,547     204,056     16.9%
CO        146,455      13,722      9.4%          169,545      22,467     13.3%
CT        181,629      10,329      5.7%          267,053      16,795      6.3%
DE         33,213       2,321      7.0%           37,328       2,787      7.5%
DC         51,944       1,992      3.8%          121,501      15,219     12.5%
FL        226,655      19,122      8.4%          293,232      30,618     10.4%
GA        231,689      12,827      5.5%          520,552      29,288      5.6%
HI             NA          NA       NA                NA          NA       NA
ID         82,078       7,932      9.7%           59,649       6,673     11.2%
IL        882,870      60,554      6.9%        1,309,854     106,459      8.1%
IN        510,636      39,754      7.8%          450,862      32,537      7.2%
IA        361,477      33,785      9.3%          340,347      23,190      6.8%
KS        260,495      26,509     10.2%          250,614      20,213      8.1%
KY        335,350      19,482      5.8%          363,188      20,404      5.6%
LA        218,447      12,381      5.7%          374,081      29,385      7.9%
ME        125,390      11,101      8.9%           93,578       7,021      7.5%
MD        220,765      11,786      5.3%          244,918      19,982      8.2%
MA        426,785      26,390      6.2%          693,909      54,614      7.9%
MI        773,755      48,037      6.2%          622,259      43,028      6.9%
MN        402,318      28,810      7.2%          326,041      30,807      9.4%
MS        178,118       9,772      5.5%          356,838      23,677      6.6%
MO        472,950      36,563      7.7%          595,692      52,059      8.7%
MT         83,126       9,717     11.7%           76,837      14,396     18.7%
NE        169,966      16,178      9.5%          190,778      15,074      7.9%
NV         15,353       2,291     14.9%           17,938       3,606     20.1%
NH         68,705       6,347      9.2%           64,231       5,817      9.1%
NJ        433,878      22,764      5.2%          666,382      39,431      5.9%
NM         74,150       5,180      7.0%           55,325       5,652     10.2%
NY      1,111,388      68,277      6.1%        2,550,725     211,719      8.3%
NC        335,063      13,781      4.1%          454,596      18,124      4.0%
ND         75,710       6,255      8.3%           76,333       5,787      7.6%
OH        948,354      64,783      6.8%          949,442      73,217      7.7%
OK        261,162      20,419      7.8%          349,319      24,471      7.0%
OR        187,044      18,998     10.2%          150,448      25,610     17.0%
PA      1,154,948      66,079      5.7%        1,360,576      94,148      6.9%
RI         70,190       4,558      6.5%          117,516       9,284      7.9%
SC        133,279       7,464      5.6%          301,689      17,587      5.8%
SD         74,388       6,963      9.4%           91,040       7,535      8.3%
TN        315,182      14,972      4.8%          399,712      21,655      5.4%
TX        717,682      47,877      6.7%          960,714      66,960      7.0%
UT         85,225       5,863      6.9%           54,262       5,221      9.6%
VT         51,709       4,326      8.4%           40,726       3,028      7.4%
VA        306,688      16,633      5.4%          320,844      18,221      5.7%
WA        306,174      31,207     10.2%          231,163      49,035     21.2%
WV        194,409      10,023      5.2%          250,406      12,758      5.1%
WI        450,208      32,263      7.2%          376,999      25,979      6.9%
WY         33,749       3,304      9.8%           35,625       5,563     15.6%


Contact the Physical and Social Characteristics Branch at 301-763-3237 or visit ask.census.gov for further information.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division
Last Revised: October 31, 2011