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Marriage Statistics : United StatesData
Annual number of U.S. marriages2,077,000
Marriage rate6.8 per 1,000
Divorce rate3.4 per 1,000
Percent Currently Married by Race and SexPercent Married
White Men44 %
White Women51 %
Black Men32 %
Black Women26 %
Hispanic Men43 %
Hispanic Women45 %
Marriages by Education LevelPercent of Marriages
No High School Diploma28 %
High School Diploma or GED26 %
Some College21 %
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher11 %
Religion in Marriage StatisticsPercent
Percent of married women who say religion is very important60.1 %
Percent of married men who say religion is very important50.9 %
Percent of married women who say religion is not important36.3 %
Percent of married men who say religion is not important35.4 %
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First Marriage Survival (Probability of lasting more than 10 years)Probability
Probability that a first marriage will survive 10 years6.6 % - 1 in 15
If there was no birth during marriage3.7 % - 1 in 27
If there was a birth before marriage6.5 % - 1 in 15
If there was a birth 0-7 months after marriage7.4 % - 1 in 13
If there was a birth 8+ months after marriage7.9 % - 1 in 12
Cohabitation Leading to Marriage StatisticsProbability
Probability a first time cohabitation will lead to marriage within 1 year2.1 % - 1 in 47
Probability a first time cohabitation will lead to marriage within 3 years4.3 % - 1 in 23
Probability a first time cohabitation will lead to marriage within 5 years5.7 % - 1 in 17
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: CDC, National Survey of Family Growth
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 1, 2016

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