Category: marriage rate

Love is in the Air: Marriages Rebound in 2021

The number of marriages in 2020 was the lowest recorded in the United States since 19631, as many couples had to delay weddings due to the pandemic. However, in 20212 there was a rebound as both the number and rate of marriages were up 18% compared with 2020. The increase in the number and rate of Read More >

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Biggest Increase in the Marriage Rate During 2020 Occurred in… Montana?

There were many social and health markers that were significantly disrupted in 2020 with the arrival of the pandemic.  Increases in mortality and declines in people seeking medical care during 2020 are well-documented, as is the sharp decline in fertility.   Employment levels and other economic indicators were greatly impacted, as was the workplace itself.  Education Read More >

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The CDC National Center for Health Statistics web page “Stats of the States” has been updated to include the latest state-based final data on selected vital statistics topics, including: General fertility rates Teen birth rates Selected other maternal and infant health measures Marriage & divorce rates Leading causes of death Other high profile causes of Read More >

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Marriage Rates in the United States, 1900–2018

Questions for Sally Curtin, Health Statistician and Lead Author of “Marriage Rates in the United States, 1900–2018.” Q: Why did you decide to do a report on marriages? SC: NCHS computes and publishes marriage rates every year, in total and by State.  As we were working on the 2018 rates, we noticed that the rate Read More >

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Fact or Fiction: Is the marriage rate in America at the lowest it’s been in over a century?

Source: National Vital Statistics System, 1910-2018 Read More >

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State by State Health Data Source Updated on NCHS Web Site

CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics has updated its “Stats of the States” feature on the NCHS web site.  This resource features the latest state-by-state comparisons on key health indicators ranging from birth topics such as teen births and cesarean deliveries to leading causes of death and health insurance coverage. Tabs have been added to Read More >

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Fact or Fiction: Is Nevada the Marriage Capital of the U.S.?

Las Vegas has earned – for better or worse – a reputation for quick weddings. The city came to be known as the Marriage Capital of the World as a result of the ease of acquiring a marriage license and the minimal costs involved. Las Vegas comprises a large part of Clark County, where the Read More >

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New marriage and cohabitation data available

The latest in-depth data on marriage and cohabition (2002) is available here. This report features the probability that a first marriage will remain intact by sex, race, ethnicity, education, and family structure. Marriage and Cohabitation Quick Look Read More >

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How’s your state doing?

NCHS now has an easy way for you to check out where your state stands on a variety of health measures compared with the nation as a whole and other states, including the following: Mortality from leading causes of death Birth data, including births to unmarried mothers, teen births, cesarean deliveries, low birthweight births, prenatal Read More >

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New Marriage and Divorce Data

Provisional marriage and divorce data for 2006 are available at the NCHS website. Read More >

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Do 50% of marriages end in divorce?

We get this question all the time and the best we can say is that we don’t know. Based on data produced by the National Survey of Family Growth, 43% of first marriages by women aged 15-44 will end in a “disruption” within 15 years. Disruption is defined as either separation or divorce. As not Read More >

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More on Marriage and Divorce Data

We posted below on the lack of detailed information on marriage and divorce. There are alternative resources available at the National Center for Health Statistics that enable one to draw inferences as to the marriage and divorce patterns of Americans. In July 2002, we published Cohabitation, Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the United States. From our press Read More >

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Marriage and Divorce Statistics

We get a lot of questions on marriages and divorces. Unfortunately we are unable to answer very many of them.  On December 15, 1995 the National Center for Health Statistics filed a notice in the Federal Register of its intent to stop collecting detailed information on marriages and divorces from state governments through the Vital Read More >

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