National Center for Family and Marriage Research Family Profiles

Document Type

Report

Abstract

The overall marriage rate (the number of marriages per 1,000 unmarried women aged 15 and older) in the United States began to decline in 1970 but has remained stable since 2010 (FP-19-22). In 2019, the overall marriage rate was 30.5 marriages per 1,000 unmarried women (FP-20-24). The overall marriage rate includes both first and higher order marriages. Since about one-quarter (27%) of marriages are remarriages (FP-19-14), it is important to examine trends in first marriages separately. This family profile updates past profiles on the first marriage rate using recent data (FP-20-01, FP-18-14, FP-16-18, FP-14-08, FP-11-12, and FP-10-05).

Publication Date

2021

Publisher

National Center for Family and Marriage Research

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