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Unmarried and Single Americans Week: September 19-25, 2021

Release Number CB21-SFS.128

From, “Did you know that nearly 50% of U.S. adults are single? That’s 126.9 million unmarried and unacknowledged people according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics released annually in conjunction with Unmarried and Single Americans Week, established in the 1980’s by the Buckeye Singles Council of Columbus, OH and observed during the third week of September. National Singles Day is celebrated on the last day of Unmarried and Single Americans Week.”

Note: In this edition of Stats for Stories, unmarried people include those who were never married, widowed or divorced, unless otherwise noted.

Key Stats

Source: Decennial Censuses, 1890 to 1990, and Current Population Survey (CPS), Annual Social and Economic Supplements, 1947-2020. 

More Stats

Source: Current Population Survey (CPS), 2019 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.   


Source: 2019 American Community Survey (ACS), 1-Year Estimates.   

Source: 2009 and 2019 American Community Survey (ACS), 1-Year Estimates.   

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