Many people live alone following the death of a spouse, especially those older Americans who are less likely to remarry, USA Today reports. The cities where more people are likely to live alone tend to have older populations compared to the U.S. The analysis estimates that some cities may also have higher percentages of people living alone because of a lower cost of living.
The data came from an analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau's 2017 American Community Survey. It was conducted by 24/7 Wall Street, a USA Today partner.