To commemorate Unmarried and Single Americans Week (September 17-23), the U.S. Census has produced a “Facts for Features” profile (PDF) of 2016 census data about unmarried Americans. Here are some of the highlights:
- There are 110.6 unmarried people 18 or older in America, making up 45.2% of the U.S. adult population.
- 35.4 million Americans lived alone in 2016, representing 28.1% of all US households — up from 17.1% in 1970.
- Despite unmarried people being 45.2% of the U.S. adult population, only 39.6% of voters in the 2016 presidential election were unmarried.
Read the rest of the U.S. Census Bureau’s “Facts for Features” profile (PDF) on unmarried Americans.