WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19: SINGLES WEEK
Profile America — Thursday, September 19th. This is National Singles Week, often called "Unmarried and Single Americans Week," noting that many who are unmarried do not identify with the world "single," since they may be parents, have partners, or are widowed or divorced. The idea for the observance started in Ohio in the 1980s. There are 103 million unmarried adult Americans, more than 44 percent of all U.S. residents 18 and older. Seventeen million of them are seniors over the age of 65. The number of people who live by themselves is 33 million — 27 percent of all U.S. households, a figure which in 1970 was just 17 percent. That leaves room for households with unmarried couples, of which there were 6.7 million in the year 2011, including over 600,000 same-sex households. Profile America is in its 17th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Facts for Features, CB13-FF.21
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau