4 Things To Know About Being A Single Young Adult In America



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By Kate Paguinto



What does it mean to live as a single person in America?

According to the  Washington Post , a  study done by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that there are now 109 million Americans, 18 and older, who are divorced, widowed or have always been single. That’s 45 percent of the adult population!

Here are 3 more interesting things to know about single young adults in America:

They're Delaying Marriage

Americans are delaying marriage for a variety of reasons such as a challenging job market, falling wages and growing debt. 

They're Older When They Get Married

The average age of Americans getting married for the first time increased from 25.5 to 27.1 for women and 27.1 to 29.2 for men since 2006. 

Many Of Them Will Stay Single

The Pew Research Center reported that by the time today’s young adults reach their mid-40s to mid-50s, a remarkable 25 percent will have been single all their lives. 

So if you've been feeling like you were the only single person on the planet, know you're not alone. You're in good company, and there's no reason to settle.  

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Kate Paguinto

Kate is a Content Strategist and co-owner of Dizzy Cactus. She likes puns, Wes Anderson, and the Oxford comma.

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