Link to Census Bureau's
data tables from report on
America's Families and Living
Arrangements: March 2000



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"Sound bites"
from book authors, educators,
and other experts on the new
census data pertaining to:

Unmarried Adults

One-Person Households

Women 65 Years and Over

Single Parents





2000 Census -- AASP Report

Background Information -- Historical Trends

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Tables Prepared by AASP for 2000 Census
with comparisons and trends shown
from previous years


A new report from the Census Bureau released on June 29, 2001 -- "America's Families and Living Arrangements: March 2000" -- presents basic trends about households, families and living arrangements in the United States.  It highlights characteristics of single-parent families, shows differences in the living arrangements of younger and older adults, and presents new data on unmarried-couple households.

In anticipation of this new report, AASP studied previous annual surveys done by the Census Bureau each year of 50,000 households.  We have examined that data from the Current Population Survey for 2000 and have compared it with CPS data for previous years in the 1990s and for some years in prior decades. 

We are pleased to presented that data in this section of our website.  We have prepared various data tables showing trends in several areas related to marital status and living arrangements.  Links to our data tables are found below.

While the trends trends shown by the raw data are quite revealing and interesting, we wanted to give the data some "real life" perspective, and so we asked some of our book author members and other academic members to comment on the data.  These "sound bites" may be accessed through the links on the left column of this page.


Household Trends:

One-person households

Married-couple households

Unmarried-couple households

    Opposite-sex couples

    Same-sex couples

Family Diversity


Population trends:

Unmarried Americans:

     15 years of age and older

     18 years of age and older

     Currently divorced people

     Women 65 Years and Over

Children with Single Parents

Children Living in Grandparent's Homes

Rising Age of First Marriages

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