Unmarried With Children

Presents a report of marital status and living arrangements done in March of 1993. Percentage of never married women age 30 to 34 in 1993; Median age of males at first marriage in 1993; Percentage of children under 18 living with one parent in 1993; Comparisons with the 1970's.

By PT Staff, published on November 1, 1994 - last reviewed on June 19, 2012

Living Arrangements

o Percentage of adult population in 1993 comprised of unmarried adults: 39

o Percentage of never-married women age 30 to 34 in 1993: 19

o Percentage of never-married women age 30 to 34 in 1970: 6

o Percentage of never-married men age 30 to 34 in 1993: 30

o Percentage of never-married men age 30 to 34 in 1970: 9

o Number of unmarried couples per 100 married couples in 1993: 6

o Number of unmarried couples per 100 married couples in 1970: 1

o Number of currently divorced persons in 1993, in millions: 16.7

o Number of currently divorced persons in 1970, in millions: 4.3

o Median age of males at first marriage in 1993: 26.5 years

o Median age of males at first marriage in 1975: 23.5 years

o Median age of women at first marriage in 1993: 24.5 years

o Median age of women at first marriage in 1975: 21.1 years

o Number of unmarried couple households in 1993, in millions: 3.5

o Number of unmarried couple households in 1970, in millions: 0.5

o Percentage of children under 18 living with one parent, in 1993: 27

o Percentage of children under 18 living with one parent, in 1970: 12

o Percentage of children in single-parent home living with mother, in 1993: 87

o Percentage of children in single-parent home living with father, in 1993: 13

o Percentage of children in single-parent home living with father, in 1970: 9

o Percentage of white children living with one parent, in 1993: 21

o Percentage of black children living with one parent, in 1993: 57

o Percentage of Hispanic children living with one parent, in 1993: 32

o Likelihood that a child in a one-parent situation was living with a divorced parent, in 1982: 2 of 3

o Likelihood that a child in a one-parent situation was living with a never-married parent, in 1993: 1 of 2

o Number of births to unmarried women, in 1991, in millions: 1.2

o Number of births to unmarried women, in 1980, in millions: 0.7

Source: Current Population Reports: Marital Status and Living Arrangements; March 1993, by Arlene Saluter, U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, May 1994

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