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The Growth Trend of Americans Living Alone

ron2609 Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 11:56 AM
Numb fool. Payroll taxes have nothing to do with federal income taxes. Any time you want to pony up millions of your income to Uncle Sam in the same year you give 5 MILLION to charity. As to the 47% which you speak, it was the entire universe of voters who would not ever be swayed by any Republican message; folks like you who might vote to Obama even if he said the moon was made of bleu cheese to those who always vote the straight D ticket to the perennial "takers" so it would be useless to spend any advertising trying to sway them. Too bad the media did such a poor job of analyzing the statement rather than running with a sound bite.

Following on the heels of our finding that the increase in the share of single person households over time is the primary factor in the observed increase in U.S. income inequality for households over the last six decades, we thought it might be interesting to share what we found in the U.S. Census' data from 1940 onward regarding the growth trend of Americans living alone.

Our chart below reveals the general trend for how single person households grew from 7.7% of all U.S. households in 1940 to an estimated 27.5% in 2011.