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    Number of People Living Alone Continues to Rise

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    More and more, people are choosing to live alone. According to the last US Census, 27 percent of Americans inhabit their homes solo.

    More and more, people are choosing to live alone. According to the last US Census, 27 percent of Americans inhabit their homes solo.

    Links have been made between that fact and numerous other social statistics.

    One is the decline in the number of married couples. They currently account for 49 percent of residential configurations. Inhabitants living in wedded bliss were found in over 70 percent of homes in 1970.

    Married with children describes less than 1 in 5 contemporary households.

    Researchers also point out that people are staying healthier longer, meaning elderly people are more apt to keep their houses and make a go of it by themselves.

    As far as single people, social technologies have made it possible to easily find one’s friends online or around town, so there’s no need for live-in company.

    Roommates may provide a financial benefit, but Americans are increasingly placing more importance on independence.

    In spite of the continuing impact of the recession, many are just making some sacrifices to have a place they can call all their own.

    One lone wolf says he cooks more and eats out less to cover the rent difference, and it’s well worth it.