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Persons Living Alone, by Sex and Age, 1990–2006

(in thousands)

This table describes the number of Americans who live alone, separated by sex and age, including data from 1990 until 2006. The information is split among a variety of age groups.

  1990 2000 20051 20061
  Number % Number % Number % Number %
Both sexes 22,999 100% 26,724 100% 30,137 100% 30,453 100%
15 to 24 years old 1,210 5 1,144 4 1,521 5 1,590 5
25 to 34 years old 3,972 17 3,848 14 3,836 13 3,751 12
35 to 44 years old 3,138 14 4,109 15 3,988 13 3,886 13
45 to 64 years old 5,502 24 7,842 29 10,180 34 10,490 34
65 to 74 years old 4,350 19 4,091 15 4,222 14 4,295 14
75 years old and over 4,825 21 5,692 21 6,391 21 6,442 21
Male 9,049 39 11,181 42 12,808 42 13,061 43
15 to 24 years old 674 3 556 2 759 3 826 3
25 to 34 years old 2,395 10 2,279 9 2,181 7 2,219 7
35 to 44 years old 1,836 8 2,569 10 2,335 8 2,353 8
45 to 64 years old 2,203 10 3,422 13 4,620 15 4,717 15
65 to 74 years old 1,042 5 1,108 4 1,361 5 1,436 5
75 years old and over 901 4 1,247 5 1,551 5 1,511 5
Female 13,950 61 15,543 58 17,330 58 17,392 57
15 to 24 years old 536 2 588 2 762 3 765 3
25 to 34 years old 1,578 7 1,568 6 1,655 5 1,532 5
35 to 44 years old 1,303 6 1,540 6 1,654 5 1,534 5
45 to 64 years old 3,300 14 4,420 17 5,559 18 5,774 19
65 to 74 years old 3,309 14 2,983 11 2,860 10 2,859 9
75 years old and over 3,924 17 4,444 17 4,838 16 4,930 16
1. Estimated.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2008 Annual Social and Economic Supplement, and earlier reports.

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