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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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2000 Census -- AASP Report

Background Information -- Historical Trends

 

Marital Status of Adults: 1970 - 2010
for 18 years of age and above


"Unmarried America Keeps Growing"

 

Year Total Adults
18 and Over
Number
Unmarried
Percent
Unmarried
2010 projection* 225,206,000 106,190,000 47.2
       
2000 201,762,000 81,551,000 40.4
1999 199,700,000 80,800,000 40.5
1998 197,412,000 79,512,000 40.3
1997 195,568,000 78,934,000 40.4
1996 193,166,000 76,727,000 39.7
1995 191,600,000 74,900,000 39.1
1994 189,987,000 74,846,000 39.4
1990 181,800,000 69,200,000 38.1
1980 159,500,000 54,900,000 34.4
1970 132,500,000 37,500,000 28.3
Sources:

*Table 63. Marital Status and the Population -- Projections by Age and Sex: 2000 and 2010.
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 1998, Section 1: Population.
Internet version last revised on 2-16-01.
For this projection only, unmarried includes: all adults except those currently living with a spouse.
For all previous years, unmarried includes: never married, divorced, and widowed, but does not include married but separated.
http://www.census.gov/prod/www/statistical-abstract-us.html  

Update for 2000 from 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.
Table 1.1. Population by Sex, Age, Hispanic Origin and Race: March 2000.
Internet Release Date: 3-6-01.
http://www.census.gov/population/socdemo/hispanic/p20-535/tab02-1.txt

Table 53.  Marital Status of the Population by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin: 1980 - 1999.
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2000, Section 1: Population.
Internet version last revised on 2-16-01.
http://www.census.gov/prod/www/statistical-abstract-us.html  

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  



 

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