New Strategist Press editorial director Cheryl Russell taps the Census Bureau, America's Families and Living Arrangements for insight into single-person households.
Russell notes that nation of origin has a lot to do with the incidence of people who live alone heading up a household. Russell writes:
People who live alone head a substantial 28 percent of households in the United States. The figure varies by race and Hispanic origin. More than one in three Black households are headed by people who live alone compared with only 17 percent of Hispanic households.