Who marries when?

Posted on by NCHS

Did you know–

  • More woman than men get married before age 40 (86% compared with 81%).
  • Non-Hispanic black men and women aged 25–44 have
    lower percentages who have ever been married than non-Hispanic white and Hispanic persons of the same age.
  • The probability of first marriage by age 18 is low for both men and women: 6% for women and 2% for men.
  • There is a 50% probability that women will have married for the first time by the age of 25. Not until age 27 is there a 50% probability that men will have married for the first time.

For more information, which comes from the National Survey of Family Growth, visit http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db18.pdf.

Posted on by NCHS
Page last reviewed: July 1, 2009
Page last updated: July 1, 2009