OFF THE CHARTS: ME, MYSELF AND I

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29 million Americans live alone. U.S. Census Bureau

87% The increase in the number of people who lived alone in the last two decades. Census Bureau


25% of Americans who live alone are divorced. Mediamark Research, Inc.


20% of marriages end in divorce by the 10th year of the union. Current Population Reports


80%-90% of men and women over age 21 are projected to get married at least once in their lives. CPR


60% of people who live alone are over 50 years old. MRI


8 million women over age 65 live alone. MRI


80% of women over 65 who live alone are widows. MRI


38.5 million Boomer women will begin turning 65 in 2011. Census Bureau


28% of women who live alone have a pet. MRI


40% of men over 65 who live alone are members of a club or association. MRI

25% of people who live alone are smokers. MRI


56% of people who live alone own one car. MRI


41% of people who live alone have a full-time job. MRI


15% of people who live alone employ a housekeeping service. MRI


55% of people living alone own their home. American Housing Survey for the U.S.: 2001


79% of people who live alone live in an urban area. AHSUS: 2001


40% of people who live alone have gone to the drive-thru at a fast-food restaurant in the past six months. MRI


$126 billion in revenue was generated from takeout/delivery dining in the United States last year. National Restaurant Association


40% of people who live alone use the microwave to do over 50 percent of their cooking. Energy Information Administration, 2001 Residential Energy Consumption Survey.


$27,564 The average annual consumer expenditure by single-person households in 2001. Consumer Expenditure Survey, 2001


34% of that figure was spent on rent or mortgage for their primary residence. Consumer Expenditure Survey, 2001


1.2% of that figure was spent on alcohol. Consumer Expenditure Survey, 2001


23.7% of housing units in North Carolina are occupied by one person, the highest of any state in the country. Census Bureau

42% of households in the District of Columbia are inhabited by a person who lives alone. Census Bureau


16 is the minimum age to get a public assistance case opened in your own name, even though, in most cases, you cannot have it opened if you live alone. Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.


60% of people who live alone are cable television subscribers. MRI


33% How much more likely it is for a person who lives alone to own a video game system than the average household. Simmons Market Research Bureau


100% How much more likely it is for a single-person household to own a laptop computer than the average household. Simmons


20% of people who live alone have rented a movie in the past 30 days. MRI


$140 million The revenue made on rentals of the movie Home Alone. Internet Movie Database

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