In any U.S. city, living arrangements run the gamut from friends and strangers living as roommates to domestic partnerships to single-parent households to the traditional nuclear families. While the vast majority of Americans cohabitate in one way or another, there are also those who live alone – either by choice or by circumstance.
Across the United States, about 1 in every 10 Americans – 10.3 percent – live alone. More than 1 in every 4 households – 27.9 percent – are made up of a single individual.
In some cities, however, living alone is far more common. According to estimates from the U.S….