According to the U.S. Census as of March 1998:
  • 46.6 million persons or 24 percent of all adults lived alone had never been married.
  • 40.3 million or 20 percent of adults had been married and were widowed, divorced,
    separated or otherwise without the spouse present.
  • 32 percent of children under 18 did not live with both parents
Between 1980 and 1998, the portion of children living with one parent grew
from 20 percent to 28 percent.



African American segment Asian American segment Hispanic segment
teen segment Other segments