Type Of Living Arrangements from 1983 to 2012
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(Source: US Bureau of Census and Housing Characteristics: 2010, US Bureau of Census, and American Housing Survey)
Note: numbers add up to greater than 100 percent because of ownership of more than one type of living arrangement.
Obviously, Americans are living a lot more in suburban areas than in rural areas:
(Source: A Shifting Electorate: The Vanishing Rural Voter, by Allison Kopicki, New York Times, the Caucus, 2011)