Jonathan Vespa

US Census Bureau

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Demographer at the US Census Bureau's Fertility and Family Statistics Branch

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A  new report  from the US Census Bureau says the number of Americans living alone now stands at 27 percent of the population.

Living Alone in America

A new report from the US Census Bureau says the number of Americans living alone now stands at 27 percent of the population.

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