Changing demographics: Montgomery Co. continues to see shift in single-person households

    Montgomery County officials say they are continuing to see a shift in the number of single-person households, which have now outnumbered those of married couples with children living at home, according to U.S. Census data.

    According to the Maineline Media News, the latest numbers pick up on a decade-long trend.

    County officials say currently, married couples without school-aged children living at home is the largest household type, making up 31 percent of the county’s more than 307,000 households.

    According to the report, Planning Commission officials say some of the largest increases in the number of single-person households were found in communities where a large number of apartments were built.

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