Marriage

51%

As of 8/20/2014

Date Never Married Divorced or Separated Widowed Married
1960 15 5 9 72
1970 17 6 9 69
1980 20 9 8 62
1990 23 11 8 58
2000 23 13 7 57
2008 27 14 7 52
2010 28 14 6 51
2011 29 14 6 51

Note: Based on adults ages 18 and older. Percents may not total 100% due to rounding.

Source: Pew Research Center analysis of Decennial Census (1960-2000) and American Community Survey data (2008, 2010, 2011), IPUMS.

The number of Americans who recently wed has been declining for years, and 2011 was no exception, according to estimates from the American Community Survey. An estimated 4.2 million Americans were newlyweds in 2011, about the same as in 2010 and sharply lower than in 2008.  Read more