Marriage rates in the U.S. 2017, by state

Marriage rates in the United States in 2017, by state

by Erin Duffin, last edited Jul 8, 2019
Marriage rates in the U.S. 2017, by state In 2017, Nevada had the highest marriage rate in the United States, with 28.6 marriages per 1,000 residents. Hawaii had the second highest marriage rate, at 15.3 marriages per 1,000 residents.
The falling marriage rate

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the marriage rate in the United States has fallen since 1990, although it has leveled off in the past decade. This means that fewer and fewer people are getting married than in years past, particularly as views about marriage have changed in the U.S. However, despite changing perceptions about marriage and a falling marriage rate, there were more married couples in the United States in 2018 than there were in 1960.

First comes love, then comes marriage

Weddings and marriage have changed in the United States in recent years as people have been staying single longer, and especially gay marriage and inter-racial marriage have become more socially acceptable. The changing face of America means that love and relationships are changing as well, and what is socially acceptable within a relationship will continue to change with it.
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Marriage rates in the United States in 2017, by state

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Marriages per thousand people
Nevada28.6
Hawaii15.3
Arkansas9.5
Utah8.7
Tennessee8.2
District of Columbia8.2
Montana8
Vermont7.9
Florida7.8
Idaho7.8
Maine7.6
Colorado7.3
New York7.3
Kentucky7.2
Wyoming7.1
Texas7.1
South Carolina7
Alabama7
New Hampshire7
Alaska6.9
Indiana6.9
Georgia6.9
Oklahoma6.8
Virginia6.8
Rhode Island6.8
North Carolina6.8
Mississippi6.7
Oregon6.7
South Dakota6.7
Missouri6.6
Maryland6.3
California6.3
West Virginia6.3
Nebraska6.3
Washington6.2
Iowa6.2
Kansas6
Illinois6
New Mexico5.9
Michigan5.9
Ohio5.8
North Dakota5.8
Arizona5.8
Pennsylvania5.7
Massachusetts5.7
Louisiana5.6
Connecticut5.6
Wisconsin5.6
Minnesota5.6
New Jersey5.5
Delaware5.5
Marriages per thousand people
Nevada28.6
Hawaii15.3
Arkansas9.5
Utah8.7
Tennessee8.2
District of Columbia8.2
Montana8
Vermont7.9
Florida7.8
Idaho7.8
Maine7.6
Colorado7.3
New York7.3
Kentucky7.2
Wyoming7.1
Texas7.1
South Carolina7
Alabama7
New Hampshire7
Alaska6.9
Indiana6.9
Georgia6.9
Oklahoma6.8
Virginia6.8
Rhode Island6.8
North Carolina6.8
Mississippi6.7
Oregon6.7
South Dakota6.7
Missouri6.6
Maryland6.3
California6.3
West Virginia6.3
Nebraska6.3
Washington6.2
Iowa6.2
Kansas6
Illinois6
New Mexico5.9
Michigan5.9
Ohio5.8
North Dakota5.8
Arizona5.8
Pennsylvania5.7
Massachusetts5.7
Louisiana5.6
Connecticut5.6
Wisconsin5.6
Minnesota5.6
New Jersey5.5
Delaware5.5
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by Erin Duffin, last edited Jul 8, 2019
In 2017, Nevada had the highest marriage rate in the United States, with 28.6 marriages per 1,000 residents. Hawaii had the second highest marriage rate, at 15.3 marriages per 1,000 residents.
The falling marriage rate

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the marriage rate in the United States has fallen since 1990, although it has leveled off in the past decade. This means that fewer and fewer people are getting married than in years past, particularly as views about marriage have changed in the U.S. However, despite changing perceptions about marriage and a falling marriage rate, there were more married couples in the United States in 2018 than there were in 1960.

First comes love, then comes marriage

Weddings and marriage have changed in the United States in recent years as people have been staying single longer, and especially gay marriage and inter-racial marriage have become more socially acceptable. The changing face of America means that love and relationships are changing as well, and what is socially acceptable within a relationship will continue to change with it.
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