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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

 

Women 65 Years Old and Over: 1980 - 1999

"Most Older Women are Unmarried"

 

Year Number
Women
65 & Over
Percent
Married
Percent
Unmarried
Percent
Never
Married
Percent
Divorced
Percent
Widowed
             
1999 18,700,000 44.3 55.7 4.0 6.8 44.9
1998 18,600,000 42.9 57.1 4.7 7.1 45.2
1997 18,500,000 42.1 57.9 4.3 7.4 46.3
1996 18,700,000 42.6 57.4 4.1 6.7 46.8
1995 18,300,000 42.5 57.5 4.2 6.0 47.3
1994 18,000,000 42.8 57.2 4.3 6.0 46.9
1990 17,200,000 41.4 58.6 4.9 5.1 48.6
1985 15,800,000 39.9 60.1 5.1 4.3 50.7
1980 14,200,000 39.5 60.5 5.9 3.4 51.2
             
  Percent of Men 65 and Over Who Have Never Married  
  1980 1990 1995 1996 1999  
  4.9 4.2 4.2 4.0 3.6  

Sources:

Section 1. Population. Persons 65 Years and Over, Characteristics by Sex..
Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2000: Table No. 40
Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1999: Table No. 50
Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1998: Table No. 50
Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1997: Table No. 48
Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1996: Table No. 48
Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1995: Table No. 48

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Note:  The figures in the column entitled "percent unmarried" were arrived at by AASP by subtracting the percent married from 100.  The percent married, never married, divorced, and widowed are actual figures taken from the census tables.

 

Ratio of Males to Females: 65 Years and Over
(number of males per 100 females)
1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 1998 2025
Projection
89.6 82.8 72.1 67.6 67.2 70.3 82.9

Sources:

Section 1. Population. Ratio of Males to Females, by Age Group, 1980 to 1998, and Projections
Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1999: Table No. 15
Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1996: Table No. 15

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