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Household Trends:

One-person households

Married-couple households

Unmarried-couple households:

       Male-Female couples

       Same-sex couples

Family Diversity

 

Population trends:

Unmarried Americans:

     15 years of age and older

     18 years of age and older

     Currently Divorced People

    Women 65 Years and Over

Children with Single Parents

Children with Grandparents

Rising Age of First Marriages


 

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Background Information -- Historical Trends

 

Divorce Trends: 1970 - 2000

"The Population of Divorced People Keeps Rising"

 


Year Total Number
of Adults
Number of Currently
Divorced People
Percent
of All Adults
Rate of Divorce
per 1,000 population
2000 201,800,000 19,881,000 9.9  
1999 199,700.000 19,700,000 9.9  
1998 197,400,000 19,400.000 9.8  
1997 195,600,000 19,300,000 9.9  
1996 193,200,000 18,200,000 9.4 4.3
1995 191,600,000 17,600,000 9.2 4.1
1994 190,000,000 17,400,000 9.2 4.6
1990 181,800,000 15,100,000 8.3 4.7
1980 159,500,000 9,900,000 6.2 5.2
1970 132,500,000 4,300,000 3.2 3.5
         
Sources:

Current Population Survey, March 2000. Ethnic and Hispanic Studies Branch.
Table 2.1
. Marital Status of the Population, 15 years and over, by Sex, Hispanic Origin, and Race: March 2000.
Internet Release Date: 3-6-01.
http://www.census.gov/population/socdemo/hispanic/p20-535/tab02-1.txt

Update for 2000 from Current Population Survey, March 1999. Ethnic and Hispanic Studies Branch.
Table 2.1
. Marital Status of the Population, 15 years and over, by Sex, Hispanic Origin, and Race: March 1999.
Internet Release Date: 3-8-00.
http://www.census.gov/population/socdemo/hispanic/p20-535/tab02-1.txt

Table 62.  Marital Status of the Population by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin: 1980 - 1998.
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 1999, Section 1: Population.
Internet version last revised on 2-16-01.
http://www.census.gov/prod/www/statistical-abstract-us.html  

Table 61.  Marital Status of the Population by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin: 1980 - 1997.
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 1998, Section 1: Population.
Internet version last revised on 2-16-01.
http://www.census.gov/prod/www/statistical-abstract-us.html  

Table 59.  Marital Status of the Population by Sex and Age: 1996.
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 1997, Section 1: Population.
Internet version last revised on 2-16-01.
http://www.census.gov/prod/www/statistical-abstract-us.html  

Table 58.  Marital Status of the Population by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin: 1970 - 1995.
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 1996, Section 1: Population.
Internet version last revised on 2-16-01.
http://www.census.gov/prod/www/statistical-abstract-us.html  

Tables 59.  Marital Status of the Population by Sex and Age: 1994.
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 1995, Section 1: Population.
Internet version last revised on 2-16-01.
http://www.census.gov/prod/www/statistical-abstract-us.html  

Table 77. Live Births, Deaths, Marriages, Divorces: 1950 to 1998
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2000
Section 1. Population

 

 

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