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56 million

Number of households maintained by unmarried men and women in 2012. These households comprised 46 percent of households nationwide.

Source: America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2012

http://www.census.gov/hhes/families/data/cps2012.html Table A2

33 million

Number of people who lived alone in 2012. They comprised 27 percent of all households, up from 17 percent in 1970.

Source: America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2012

https://www.census.gov/hhes/families/data/cps2012.html Table H1 and HH-4

36%

Percentage of women age 15 to 50 with a birth in the last 12 months, as of 2011, who were widowed, divorced or never married.

Source: 2011 American Community Survey

http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/11_1YR/DP02http://factfinder.census.gov/ Table DP02

40%

Percentage of opposite-sex, unmarried-partner couples in 2012 that lived with at least one biological child of either partner.

Source: Source: America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2012

https://www.census.gov/hhes/families/data/cps2012.html Table UC3

804,000

Number of unmarried grandparents who were responsible for most of the basic care of a co-resident grandchild in 2011. Twenty-nine percent of co-resident grandparents responsible for their grandchildren were unmarried.

Source: 2011 American Community Survey

http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/11_1YR/B10057 Table B10057 

6.7 million

Number of unmarried-partner households in 2011. Of this number, 605,000 were same-sex households.

Source: 2011 American Community Survey

http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/11_1YR/B11009 Table B11009

Unmarried And Single In America By The Numbers was originally published on elev8.com

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