Profile America: Unmatched

Monday, September 16th. Today is the second day of “National Unmarried and Single Americans Week.” The occasion notes that many who are unmarried do not identify with the word “single,” since they may be parents, have partners, or are widowed or divorced.

US Census Bureau

There are some 111 million unmarried adult Americans, 45 percent of all U.S. residents age 18 and older. Nineteen-point-five million of them are seniors over the age of 65.

Over 35 million live by themselves — 28 percent of all American households, a figure which in 1970 was just 17 percent. That leaves room for households with unmarried couples, of which there were over 7.2 million in 2017, including about 423,000 same-sex households.

Profile America is in its 23rd year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online.