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- Singles in America -


Single Adults are the largest unreached people group in your community in 2023. Single-person households have increased more than fivefold since 1960. In 2022 only 47% of households had married couples, a significant drop from 74% in 1960.

- See Your Community -

Americans are Single

127 Million Singles

Singles now outnumber married adults over the age of 18.

Bureau of Labor and Statistics 2022

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30 Men, 28 Female

29.8 is the average age for a first marriage for men and 27.8 for women as of 2022. This has increased every year for the past 25 years with a major increase since 2007.

Census 2022

23% of Churchgoers are Single

Less than a quarter of your church is single, but your community is over 40% single.

Barna Trends

Percentage of unmarried U.S. residents 18 and older in 2022 at different stages of singleness.

Never Married

Census 2022

Single Focused Conference

One day Can Change Your Church

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Never Married Adults 22+

More Adults Live Alone

Number of people who lived alone in 2021. They comprised 28 percent of all households, up from 17 percent in 1970.

America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2021

Adults 18+ Single

Unmarried people in America 18 and older in 2021. This group comprised 53 percent of all U.S. residents 18 and older.

America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2021

- Collegiate Singles​ -

Singles Ages 18-22

26 Years Old

The average age of college students is now 25 years old

College Ranker 2024

Most Collegiates Live at Home

Adults ages 18 to 24 live in the parental home, compared to 16 percent of young adults ages 25 to 34

America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2021

- Dating Singles -

Actively Seeking to Find a Relationship

Most Singles Want to be Married... Someday

Some Day

Among adults who have never been married, 58% say they would like to get married someday and 27% are not sure if they want to get married. Still, 14% say they do not want to get married, according to a Pew Research Center survey

Pew Research 2017

#1 Factor for Men Choosing a Mate

62 percent of men felt that sharing similar ideas about raising children was important to them

Statista: Factors important to dating

- Engaged Singles -

Ring is on the Finger

14 Month Engagement

The average length of an engagement in America is 12-18 months. 2/3 of women want their man to ask their father for permission to marry them and 69% of couples have known each other for 3 or more years.

Wedding Industry Stats

Most Singles Cohabitated at Least Once

While the share who are currently cohabiting remains far smaller than the share who are married, the share of adults ages 18 to 44 who have ever lived with an unmarried partner (59%) has surpassed the share who has ever been married (50%) 2021

Single Focused Conference

Single Adults are the largest unreached people group in your community in 2023

- Divorced Singles -

Single Again

3 Years to Remarry After Divorce

Singles adults who are divorced remarry just over 3 years after their last divorce, on average.,

45% First Time Marriages End in Divorce

43-45% of first marriages end in divorce, and that percentage only rises with each re-marriage.

- Single Parents -

Parenting Alone

40% of all Parents are Single Parents

In 1980, some 18 percent of all women in the United States who gave birth were unmarried. As of 2020, the percentage of births to unmarried women has increased to 40.5 percent.

America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2020

67 % Less Single vs Married Household Income

Median family income of married-couple families with children was about $101,560 in 2021, whereas their single-father counterparts had median total family income of $50,942 and single-mother counterparts had just $32,586.

Census 2021

- Widows -

Unexpectedly Single Again

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

- Same-Sex Attraction Singles -


Same-Sex Households

There are 710,00 same-sex married couple households and 500,000 households with same-sex unmarried partners living together. In addition, 191,000 children live with same-sex parents.

2021 US Census

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8-11% LGBT

Brief estimates of the size of the LGBT population in the U.S. based on data collected through 11 surveys conducted in the U.S. estimate 25.6 million adults over 18 are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, between 8 and 11% of the total population. 

Williams Institute 2011

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