Today kicks off Unmarried and Single Americans Week. It’s a good time for fun facts from the U.S. Census AND Beyonce.
102 million: Number of unmarried people in America 18 and older in 2011. This group comprised 44.1 percent of all U.S. residents 18 and older.
53: Percentage of unmarried U.S. residents 18 and older who were women in 2011; 47 percent were men.
62: Percentage of unmarried U.S. residents 18 and older in 2011 who had never been married. Another 24 percent were divorced, and 14 percent were widowed.
17 million: Number of unmarried U.S. residents 65 and older in 2011. These seniors comprised 16 percent of all unmarried people 18 and older.
89: Number of unmarried men 18 and older for every 100 unmarried women in the United States in 2011.
55 million: Number of households maintained by unmarried men in 2011. These households comprised 46 percent of households nationwide.
33 million: Number of people who lived alone in 2011. They comprised 28 percent of all households, up from 17 percent in 1970.
36: Percentage of women age 15 to 50 with a birth in the last 12 months, as of 2010, who were widowed, divorced or never married.
13.6 million: Number of unmarried parents living with their children in 2011. Of these, 10.0 million were unmarried mothers and 1.7 million were unmarried fathers, and 1.9 million were unmarried couples with at least one shared child.
40: Percentage of opposite-sex, unmarried-partner households in 2011 that included at least one biological child of either partner.
820,000: Number of unmarried grandparents who were caregivers for their grandchildren in 2010. They comprised about three in 10 grandparents who were responsible for their grandchildren.
6.8 million: Number of unmarried-partner households in 2010. Of this number, 593,000 were same-sex households.
35: Percentage of voters in the 2010 November election who were unmarried.
38: Percentage of voters in the 2008 presidential election who were unmarried.
33: Percentage of unmarried people 25 and older in 2011 who had a high school diploma or equivalent as their highest level of attainment.
25: Percentage of unmarried people 25 and older in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree or more education.