WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Monday, September 19th. Today is the second day of "Unmarried and Single Americans Week," noting that many who are unmarried do not identify with the word "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 107 million unmarried adult Americans, 45 percent of all U.S. residents 18 and older. Eighteen million of them are seniors over the age of 65. The number of people who live by themselves is 34 million — 28 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 7 million in the year 2012, including about 546,000 same-sex households. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Unmarried and Single Americans Week/accessed 6/17/2016: http://www.celebratelove.com/singlesweek.htm
Unmarried statistics: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2015/cb15-ff19.html
Same-sex households: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_5YR/B11009
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by 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 "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau