Married households outnumbered by non-married

Recent articles …

Interestingly, who is getting married as a demograph is changing too!

Today, traditional patterns have been turned upside down. Women with college degrees are now more likely to marry than those with just high school diplomas, the reverse of several decades ago, said June Carbone, a law professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and co-author of “Red Families v. Blue Families.”

The fastest growing groups … from the same article

The biggest change for the decade was the jump in households headed by women without husbands — up by 18 percent in the decade. The next largest rise was in households whose occupants were not a family — up by about 16 percent, Mr. Frey said

I actually expected the number of marriages to stay ahead of the number of single people.  For the simple reason of the gay marriage bans being removed.  Here’s a link to a nice graph of the shifting of single versus married over the years.

For First Time, More Singles In U.S. Than Married Couples

Back in 2011

Here is a break down of the never married & divorced from the single category

Barely Half of U.S. Adults Are Married – A Record Low

A collection of the most interesting quotes from Pew’s

The same trend has taken hold in most other advanced post-industrial societies, and these long-term declines appear to be largely unrelated to the business cycle. The declines have persisted through good economic times and bad.

Over the course of the past 50 years, the median age at first marriage has risen by about six years for both men and women.

4 in 10 Americans believe marriage is becoming obsolete.  … Link

Update…went and dug US Census for 2013:


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