Singles In America
Single Adult Statistics in America
Singles come in all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles. Below you will find some census data about Single Adult Statistics in America. We want every single adult to know that they are complete in Christ!
More than 50% of all meals are eaten at a Table for One in the United States. This includes single and married adults.
Singles now outnumber married adults over the age of 16.
Less than a quarter of your church is single, but your community is over 40% single.
29.8 is the average age for a first marriage for men and 27.8 for women as of 2018. This has increased every year for the past 25 years with a major increase since 2007.
Percentage of unmarried U.S. residents 18 and older who were women in 2011; 47 percent were men.
Perectage of unmarried women 18 and older in the United States in 2017.
Number of unmarried U.S. residents 65 and older in 2017. These seniors comprised 18 percent of all unmarried people 18 and older.
Percentage of unmarried U.S. residents 18 and older in 2016 who had never been married. Another 24 percent were divorced, and 14 percent were widowed.
In 2018, there are 35.7 million single-person households, composing 28 percent of all households. In 1960, single-person households represented only 13 percent of all households.
The average length of an engagement in America. 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.
Percentage of voters in the 2008 presidential election who were unmarried.
Adults ages 18 to 24 live in the parental home, compared to 16 percent of young adults ages 25 to 34
Percentage of opposite-sex, unmarried-partner households in 2016 that included at least one biological child of either partner.
Number of unmarried parents living with their children in 2016. 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.
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.
Most abortions are women in the 20’s who are single and account for nearly 1/2 of all abortions.
The number of abortions in America in 2010
Same-Sex Attraction Singles
There are 543,000 same-sex married couple households and 469,000 households with same-sex unmarried partners living together. In addition, 191,000 children live with same-sex parents.
Education for Singles
Percentage of unmarried people 25 and older in 2016 with some college education.
Percentage of unmarried people 25 and older in 2011 who had a high school diploma or equivalent as their highest level of attainment.
Most Single Adult Statistics in America original data found at Census.gov and used with permission.
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In 6 sessions this study is meant to start the foundation of a community group in your local church or to connect singles in an existing group.
- Defining Single Adults
- Marriage is not the Finish Line
- Fear & Worry
- Loneliness at the Table
- Singles in Scripture
- Complete in Christ
- The Fruit of the Spirit
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