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43.6 percent of U.S. adults unmarried

Sept. 20, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Census Bureau marked Unmarried and Single Americans Week by revealing 43.6 percent of U.S. adults were unmarried in 2010.

The bureau marked the Sept. 18-24 celebration of singlehood by detailing data from the 2010 census showing 43.6 percent of U.S. adults ages 18 and up were unmarried -- including those who have been divorced or widowed -- at the time of the census.

The figures stated 61 percent of those who were unmarried had never been married while 23.8 percent were divorced and 14.4 percent were widowed.

The Census Bureau said there were 88 unmarried U.S. men for every 100 unmarried U.S. women at the time of last year's census.

The bureau said there were 6.5 million unmarried-partner households at the time of the census and 581,300 of those were same-sex households.

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