Let’s Talk Stats

Did you know?

  • There were approximately 2,118,000 marriages in the U.S. in 2011
  • And in 2011 there were approximately 877,000 divorces in the U.S.
  • The median age for people who got married for the first time in 2013 in the U.S. was 29 for men and 26.6 for women
  • “In more recent years, women were increasingly likely to cohabit with a partner as a first union rather than to marry directly: 48% of women interviewed in 2006–2010 cohabited as a first union, compared with 43% in 2002 and 34% in 1995”
  • “In 2000, women with at least a bachelor’s degree had 1.5 fewer children than women with less than a high school degree. By 2010, when the age of 35-44, the gap decreased to 0.9 fewer children.”
  • College-educated women in their 30s are increasing their fertile years; however, they are still having fewer children than non-college educated women.

Sources: 2010 U.S. Census; U.S. Census Bureau; “Random Samplings”, The official blog of the U.S. Census Bureau; “American Community Survey Reports” (2009); National Health Statistics Reports (2013)

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