As of 2010, about 43% of adults in the United States were single. About 60% of those who were single had never been married, and the rest were either divorced, widowed or widowered. Many experts believe that the number of single adults in the US will continue to grow, although studies show that more than 60% of single people who have never been married would like to marry someday.
More about single people:
- In 2009, there were 11.6 million single parents living in the United States.
- More than 30 million single people in the US live alone.
- In 2011, 20% of adults between the ages of 18 and 29 were married — a sharp decrease from 1960, when 59% of the people in this age group were married.