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Marital Status of the Population by Sex, 1900-2010

(numbers are in thousands)

The following table shows the number and percent distribution of men and women in the United States who never married, married, divorced, or widowed from 1900 to 2010.

MalesFemales
TotalNever
married
MarriedWidowedDivorcedTotalNever
married
MarriedWidowedDivorced
190025,493.010,262.013,919.01,173.084.024,176.07,549.013,781.02,706.0114.0
191032,311.012,521.018,065.01,467.0156.029,993.08,918.017,664.03,167.0185.0
192036,828.012,940.021,820.01,754.0234.035,122.09,601.021,295.03,909.0273.0
193043,829.014,938.026,311.02,023.0489.042,795.011,294.026,156.04,728.0572.0
194049,336.016,377.030,191.02,144.0624.049,362.012,752.030,087.05,700.0823.0
195053,511.013,319.036,859.02,262.01,070.056,055.010,379.037,570.06,734.01,373.0
196059,913.013,919.042,623.02,072.01,299.063,616.010,990.042,891.07,880.01,855.0
197069,349.018,315.046,981.02,128.01,925.075,861.015,604.047,644.09,610.03,002.0
198083,836.025,132.052,009.02,156.04,539.091,420.021,027.052,497.011,318.06,577.0
199093,817.028,805.055,678.02,378.06,957.0101,325.023,755.055,821.012,122.09,627.0
2000107,027.032,381.062,692.02,699.09,255.0114,121.027,532.062,309.011,975.012,305.0
2002106,819.034,229.061,268.02,636.08,686.0114,639.028,861.062,103.011,408.012,268.0
2004103,641.029,561.062,483.02,641.08,956.0110,883.023,655.063,282.011,141.012,804.0
2006106,256.030,345.063,632.02,623.09,654.0113,443.024,994.064,062.011,284.013,104.0
2009109,973.032,444.064,772.02,808.09,949.0116,889.026,655.065,499.011,437.013,298.0
2010111,120.033,748.064,437.02,968.09,966.0118,000.027,792.065,096.011,364.013,748.0
Percent distribution
1900100.0%40.3%54.6%4.6%0.3%100.0%31.2%57.0%11.2%0.5%
1910100.038.855.94.50.5100.029.758.910.60.6
1920100.035.159.24.80.6100.027.360.611.10.8
1930100.034.160.04.61.1100.026.461.111.01.3
1940100.033.261.24.31.3100.025.861.011.51.7
1950100.024.968.94.22.0100.018.567.012.02.4
1960100.023.271.13.52.2100.017.367.412.42.9
1970100.026.467.73.12.8100.020.662.812.74.0
1980100.030.062.02.65.4100.023.057.412.47.2
1990100.030.759.32.57.4100.023.455.112.09.5
2000100.030.358.62.58.6100.024.154.610.510.8
2002100.032.057.42.58.1100.025.254.210.010.7
2004100.028.560.32.58.6100.021.357.110.011.5
2006100.028.659.92.59.1100.022.056.59.911.6
2009100.029.558.92.69.0100.022.856.09.811.4
2010100.030.458.02.79.0100.023.655.29.611.7
Source: Statistical Abstract of the United States.

Percent Never Married, 1970-2006Marital StatusCharacteristics of Unmarried Partners and Married Spouses, 2000

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