Marriage Statistics
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Source: CDC, National Survey of Family Growth
Research Date: June 26th, 2015

Questions: How many marriages take place each year? What percent of marriages end in divorce? Marriage demographics of couples in the US? What is the total number of marriages each year?

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US Marriage StatisticsData
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 Statistics 
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 %
First Marriage Survival (Probability of lasting more than 10 years)Probability
Probability that a first marriage will survive 10 years0.66 % – 1 in 15
If there was no birth during marriage0.37 % – 1 in 27
If there was a birth before marriage0.65 % – 1 in 15
If there was a birth 0-7 months after marriage0.74 % – 1 in 13
If there was a birth 8+ months after marriage0.79 % – 1 in 12
Cohabitation Leading to Marriage StatisticsProbability
Probability a first time cohabitation will lead to marriage within 1 year0.21 % – 1 in 47
Probability a first time cohabitation will lead to marriage within 3 years0.43 % – 1 in 23
Probability a first time cohabitation will lead to marriage within 5 years0.57 % – 1 in 17

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