National Center for Family and Marriage Research Family Profiles

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This Family Profile, an update of previous profiles on the marriage rate (FP-17-25; FP-18-20; FP-19-22; FP-20-24), estimates adjusted marriage rates for the U.S. and each state for 2020. Please note, the standard 2020 ACS 1-year data products will not be released due to the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic on data collection and data quality (for more information click here). As such, the estimates in this report for the year 2020 were derived from NCFMR analyses of ACS 1-year Experimental PUMS data. We estimate the number of marriages occurring in the last year among unmarried women aged 15 and older and describe geographic variation. Because the standard 1-year estimates were not released, we do not include margins of error in the tables or figures as in prior profiles. For detailed information on the adjusted marriage rate from 2008-2020, see “Charting Marriage & Divorce in the U.S.: The Adjusted Marriage Rate” (Westrick-Payne, 2022).

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