Marriage

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
2012 29 14 6 51
2013 30 14 6 50

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, 2012, 2013), IPUMS.

The share of adults who are married has been steadily declining for decades. In 2013, just half of Americans were married, down from 57% in 2000. In 1960, 72% of U.S. adults were married. Read more