Living Alone

It likely comes as no surprise that there are more single person households in the City of Madison than households comprised of married couples with children.  According to the U.S. Census, 36 percent of Madison households had only one person in 2010.  Only 21 percent of the 102,516 households in the City were comprised of a husband, wife, and at least one child under the age of 18 years old.

What about the rest of the state?  How many of Wisconsin’s 72 counties have more single person households than households comprised of a married couple family and at least one child under the age of eighteen?

A. Only Dane County
B. Just the twelve counties with a four year UW campus
C. 47 counties
D. 66 counties


D. 66 counties

Last Week’s Quiz: In 2010, sixty-six of Wisconsin’s seventy-two counties had more single person households than households comprised of a married couple family and at least one child under the age of eighteen?  The six counties were: Calumet, Ozaukee, Pierce, St Croix, Washington, and Waukesha.

Wondering about your county?  You can find the data for any county in the country in Table QT-P11 of the American Community Survey.  Or,  take a look at TableS 3.0 and 3.01 for Wisconsin counties and all fifty states.