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When we hear the word “widow”, we often think of little old ladies who were married for many years and their spouse passed away after a long life. Yet, the reality is that widows come in all genders and ages. From unexpected losses due to accidents to a loved one laying down their life for the freedoms we have in America, widows make up nearly 15% of the single population and have an average age of 57.

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57 Year Old Widow

The average age of a widow is 57, Widows Bridge

80% Are Women

Women are more likely to be widowed than men comprising 8 in 10 windows., 2019

14 Years Alone

Number of widows in America, of which 4 times as many are women as men. Widows live on average 14 years alone after their spouse has passed away., Widows Bridge

15% Remarry

Approximately 15% of widows remarry, 2019

18% of Singles are Widows

Number of unmarried U.S. residents 65 and older in 2021. These seniors comprised 18 percent of all unmarried people 18 and older.

America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2021

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At Table for One Ministries we are comprised of seminary professors, ministers, doctoral students, and lay leaders passionate about reaching singles. We also have done ministry for decades and know that even the most seasoned of leaders can use a helping hand sometimes. Our Ministry wants to help you get the tools you need to reach singles in your area.



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