USA - Marriage rate 1990-2018

In 2018, the marriage rate in the United States stood at 6.5 per 1,000 people of the population. This is a decrease from 1990 levels, when the marriage rate was 9.8 marriages per 1,000 people.

Marriage

Marriage is a union that can legally, culturally, and financially bind two people. Marriage occurs between all genders, races, and cultures. Marriage is drastically different all around the world, due to the diversity of cultures and religions. Marriage can be recognized by a state, religious authority, or an organization. Typically viewed as contract, it brings people together through a multitude of avenues. A part of marriage is the wedding, for which couples can decide to partake in or not. Weddings are also incredibly diverse and vary in time, money, and customs.

Marriage in the United States

Marriage in the United States is viewed differently across all 50 states. The number of married couples in the United States has been steadily increasing since 1960. On the other hand, the divorce rate in the United States has decreased since 1990. Nevada was the state in 2018 that had the highest marriage rate in the United States, due to easy accessibility to get married there. Not only did Nevada have the highest marriage rate that year, they also had the highest divorce rate.

Marriage rate in the United States from 1990 to 2018

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Release date

December 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Data for 1990 to 2000 can be found here.

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