The U.S. Census Bureau reported on August 26, 2004, that 30 members of the United States Senate represent states in which the majority of households are headed by unmarried adults.  That number is up from 26 Senators as reported in the the full 2000 Census. 

The "unmarried majority" households in these states consist of a variety of living arrangements, including solo singles, roommates, unmarried partners, single parents, and unmarried relatives sharing a house or apartment.  The table below has links to website pages for those Senators who had unmarried majority states in 2000. 











 

State Senator Main Local Office Percent Households
Headed by Unmarried
per 2000
full Census
Percent of Households Headed by Unmarried
per 2002
Census Survey
Percent of Households
Headed by Unmarried
per 2003
Census Survey

Click on the names of Senators for more information on them and their states.

California Barbara Boxer (D) San Francisco 50.5% 50.6 50.01
  Dianne Feinstein (D) San Francisco 50.5% 50.6 50.01
Delaware Thomas R. Carper (D) Dover     50.2
  Joseph R. Biden (D) Wilmington     50.2
Florida Bill Nelson (D) Orlando 51.1% 51.1 51.8
  Bob Graham (D) Tallahassee 51.1% 51.1 51.8
Georgia Saxy Chambliss (R) Atlanta     50.1
  Zell B. Miller (D) Atlanta     50.1
Louisiana John Breaux (D) New Orleans 53.3% 53.0 52.8
  Mary Landrieu (D) New Orleans 53.3% 53.0 52.8
Maryland Paul S. Sarbanes (D) Baltimore     50.7
  Barbara A. Milkulski (D) Baltimore     50.7
Massachusetts Edward Kennedy (D) Boston 51.9% 50.7 51.3
  John Kerry (D) Boston 51.9% 50.7 51.3
Mississippi Thad Cochran (R) Jackson 52.0% 51.2 52.2
  Trent Lott (R) Jackson 52.0% 51.2 52.2
Nevada John Ensign (R) Las Vegas 51.4% 51.5 52.2
  Harry Reid (D) Las Vegas 51.4% 51.5 52.2
New Mexico Pete Domenici (R) Albuquerque 50.6% 51.1 51.3
  Jeff Bigaman (D) Santa Fe 50.6% 51.1 51.3
New York Charles Schumer (D) New York City 54.1% 54.7 54.5
  Hillary Clinton (D) New York City 54.1% 54.7 54.5
Pennsylvania Rick Santorum (R) Pittsburgh     50.7
  Arlen Specter (R) Philadelphia     50.7
Rhode Island Jack Reed (D) Cranston 54.8% 51.5 53.1
  Lincoln Chafee (R) Providence 54.8% 51.5 53.1
South Carolina Ernest Hollings (D) Columbia 50.1% 50.1 50.1
  Lindsey Graham (R) Greenville 50.1% 50.1 50.1
Washington Maria Cantwell (D) Seattle     50.8
  Patty Murray (D) Seattle     50.8
           

 

 

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