THE CENSUS: By the Numbers

There are more single men than single women in the U.S., the Census Bureau reported last week, but in the long run the women win out because they live longer. The bureau's statisticians explained that there are 14.3 single men (over 14 years old) for every 11.8 women, and in the 18-24 age group, the disproportion is even greater—4.2 single men to 3.1 single women. Yet. there are eight widows for every 2.3 widowers.


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