Living Alone? You’re Not Alone … Not By a Long Shot

The most recent census reveals that more and more people live alone.

For example, all but one of Colorado’s counties saw an increase in the percentage of their population which is living alone.

Statewide, twenty-eight percent of households are occupied by a single person. In Denver, more than a whopping forty percent of households are occupied by a single individual.

The rate of growth of single occupant residences outstripped growth in households consisting of married couples, families with minor children and even cohabitants, romantic and not.

Nor is Colorado unique. Quite the contrary, it mirrors the nation.

Whether due to death of a spouse, divorce, delayed marriage or a choice not to marry, single-occupant households are clearly a rising trend throughout the US.

Read more in this Denver Post article: 2010 Census: Colorado households of one have grown in past decade.