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.