10:40 am01 Feb 2012 Census: 48% of DC Households Are Single-Occupant DC has more single-occupant households than any other city, including Manhattan From Fortune, based on data from the 2010 Census: DC has more single-occupant households than any other major US city. DC’s 48% of households is even higher than Manhattan’s 46%. Are you the 48%? Fedward Potz Fedward Potz moved into the District in 1999 with a four year plan and never left. He enjoys good food, craft cocktails, photography, music, and long walks on the beach.