More than 16 million single people were renters in the United States in 2018, up from nearly 13.7 million in 2004. There were almost as many childless married couples renting as there were married couples with children renting, a change from 2004 when more couples with children were renting.

Source: “America's Rental Housing 2020,” Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, January 2020, p. 40, https://tinyurl.com/jjb6fa29

Data for the graphic are as follows:

Household Type Number in 2004 Number in 2010 Number in 2018
Married, without children 4,366 4,935 5,764
Married, with children 5,198 5,420 5,882
Single parent 6,339 6,925 6,658
Single person 13,667 14,682 16,372

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