The U.S. has added fewer new households in 2010 than at any other time within the last 30 years, according to recent Census Bureau estimates. The increase of 357,000 households represents only 0.3 percent compared with an average of 1.2 percent. Numbers have been declining since 2008.

However, the U.S. population has grown by 0.9 percent between 2008 and 2009.

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