Unmarried America

New demographics and non-traditional families are changing the nature of the U.S. social infrastructure.
October 21, 2003, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The U.S. Census Bureau's newest numbers show that married-couple households -- the dominant cohort since the country's founding -- have slipped from nearly 80% in the 1950s to just 50.7% today... What many once thought of as the fringe is becoming the new normal... The tensions between traditional families and the new households are already starting to spill out all over society -- in offices, neighborhoods, and political campaigns... Some singles are challenging zoning laws that limit the number of unrelated people who can live together, while others are forming homeowner associations that ban kids."

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Published on Sunday, October 12, 2003 in Business Week
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