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Which Are The Largest Single-Adult Groups?

TAKE NOTE: Currently, from ages 18 to 44, men represent the largest segment of the single-adult population. Beginning at age 45, women become the largest single-adult group in America. (Largest group in each category indicated by bold.)

MARRIED

NEVER
MARRIED

DIVORCED

WIDOWED

AGE 18-24
-Male
11.5
87.3
1.0
.01
-Female
21.1
76.8
1.7
0.1
AGE 25-34
-Male
52.9
40.4
6.4
1.5
-Female
63.0
28.5
7.9
0.3
AGE 35-44
-Male
70.6
17.3
11.7
2.6
-Female
72.1
11.9
14.7
1.2
AGE 45-54
-Male
76.2
8.6
14.2
1.0
-Female
71.6
7.1
17.5
3.8
AGE 55-64
-Male
79.9
5.8
11.0
3.2
-Female
67.1
4.7
15.0
13.2
AGE 65-74
-Male
79.1
4.3
7.3
9.4
-Female
53.5
4.2
9.2
33.2
AGE 75+
-Male
66.7
3.7
4.2
25.4
-Female
28.8
4.5
5.3
61.5

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, the Official Statistics (™)

Statistical Abstract of the United States: 1998. Page 58.

Reprinted from Kim Hurst, "State of the Singles Report," Single Adult Ministry Journal, Issue 130: 7. Used with permission.

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