A r c h i v e d  I n f o r m a t i o n

Indicator 3. Marriage

Number and rate of marriages and median age at first marriage: 1950 to 1992

__________________________________________________________________________________          |            |             | Number of first marriages |        |          |            |  Number of  |  per 1,000 never-married  |  Male  | Female          | Number of  | marriages1/ |          women            | median | median   Year   |marriages,1/|  per 1,000  |___________________________|  age   |  age          |    in      |  unmarried  |18 and 19|20 to 24|25 to 44|at first|at first          | thousands  |women2/ 15 to|  years  | years  | years  |marriage|marriage          |            |44 years old |   old   |  old   |  old   |        | _________|____________|_____________|_________|________|________|________|________  1950 ....       1,667         166.4       ---      ---      ---     22.8     20.3 1955 ....       1,531         161.1       ---      ---      ---     22.6     20.2 1960 ....       1,523         148.0     208.4    263.9      ---     22.8     20.3 1965 ....       1,800         144.3     166.9    237.3     96.4     22.8     20.6 1970 ....       2,159         140.2     151.4    220.1     82.5     23.2     20.8 1975 ....       2,153         118.5     115.0    143.8     81.7     23.5     21.1  1980 ....       2,390         102.6      87.3    119.8     74.9     24.7     22.0 1981 ....       2,422         103.1      80.7    110.0     79.3     24.8     22.3 1982 ....       2,456         101.9      78.5    111.9     80.7     25.2     22.5 1983 ....       2,446          99.3      72.6    106.9     79.2     25.4     22.8 1984 ....       2,477          99.0      72.1    104.4     80.5     25.4     23.0 1985 ....       2,413          94.9      67.2    102.1     79.0     25.5     23.3 1986 ....       2,407          93.9      63.7     99.6     79.1     25.7     23.1 1987 ....       2,403          92.4      57.8     97.8     80.1     25.8     23.6 1988 ....       2,396          91.0      55.6     97.9     79.1     25.9     23.6 1989 ....       2,404          92.1       ---      ---      ---     26.2     23.8 1990 ....       2,448          93.3       ---      ---      ---     26.1     23.9 1991 ....       2,371          90.0       ---      ---      ---     26.3     24.1 1992 ....       2,362          88.2       ---      ---      ---     26.5     24.4 __________________________________________________________________________________ 
---Data not available.

1/Includes remarriages.
2/Includes never married, divorced, and widowed women.

NOTE: Some data have been revised from previously published figures.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Statistical Abstract of the United States, various years; Historical Statistics of the United States to 1975; Current Population Reports, Series P-20, Household and Family Characteristics, no. 349; and Marital Status and Living Arrangements, no. 468. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics, Monthly Vital Statistics Report, various years; and Vital Statistics of the United States, various years.


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