Living Alone, Part II

Last week’s TGIF highlighted the fact that there are more single person households than households comprised of married couple families with children in sixty-six of Wisconsin’s seventy-two counties.

Much of the attention on single person households focuses on people age 65 years and older. In 2010, what percentage of the 669,106 people living alone in Wisconsin were age 65 years or older?

A. 65%
B. 55%
C. 45%
D. 35%


D. 35%

People 65 years old and older accounted for only 35 percent of all single person households in Wisconsin. If you guessed wrong, don’t feel badly as only 10 percent of the respondents got this one correct.

Almost half (47 percent) of the single person households in the state were 35 to 64 years old. The remaining 18 percent of Wisconsin residents living alone were under 35 years old.

Source: American FactFinder, Table B25011