Marital Status of Adults

Marital Status

Number*

%

Total Population 18+

195.4

100.0

Married

116.5

59.6

Spouse present

109.2

55.9

Spouse absent

7.3

3.7

Unmarried

78.9

40.4

Widowed

13.7

7.0

Divorced

19.3

9.9

Never married

45.9

23.5

March 1997 Current Population Survey, United States Census Bureau * Numbers in millions

Marital Status of Adult Workers

Marital Status

Number*

%

Total workers

94.6

100.0

Married

56.5

59.7

Men

35.4

37.4

Women

21.1

22.3

Unmarried**

38.1

40.3

Men

19.9

21.1

Women

18.2

19.2

January 2000 Issue of "Employment & Earnings," Bureau of Labor Statistics / ** Unmarried includes never married, divorced, widowed, and separated. *Numbers in millions

Households by Type

Type

Number*

%

Total

101.1

100.0

Married couples

53.6

53.0

With children

25.1

24.8

Without children

28.5

28.2

Unmarried

47.5

47.0

Single parents

9.6

9.5

Adult Relatives

7.1

7.0

One-person

25.4

25.1

Unrelated adults

5.4

5.4

March 1997 Current Population Survey, United States Census Bureau / * Numbers in millions

 

Unemployment & Marital Status

Marital Status

Number*

%

Total 16 years +

3,066

4.1

Married

990

2.2

Previously married

411

4.6

Never married

1,665

7.8

Total 25 years +

1,870

3.0

Married

925

2.1

Previously married

393

4.5

Never married

553

4.9

Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Unemployed persons by marital status, race, age, and sex," 1999 / Previously married includes widowed, divorced, separated / * Numbers in thousands

 

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