Category Archives: Marriage

Marrying Older, But Sooner?

Bookmark and Share

Tweet Written By: Jonathan Vespa The age when Americans marry for the first time has risen to its highest point since the 1950s. Although true, there is more to the story. With life expectancy increasing, Americans today are actually marrying … Continue reading

Posted in Families, Marriage | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Married Couples are Not the Only Type of Two-Parent Family

Bookmark and Share

Tweet Written by: Jamie M. Lewis When you think of a two-parent family, you may picture a married couple with children under 18. Although these families make up a substantial proportion of all households, at 19 percent, they are not … Continue reading

Posted in Families, Marriage | Leave a comment

How the Census Bureau Measures the Foreign-Born Population and Immigration

Bookmark and Share

Tweet Written by: Elizabeth M. Grieco Census Bureau statistics can be used to answer many questions about the foreign-born population in the United States. For example: How many foreign-born people are here? Where are they from? Where do they live? … Continue reading

Posted in Marriage, Population | Tagged | Leave a comment

How Long Do Marriages Last?

Bookmark and Share

Tweet Written by: Diana Elliott, US Census Bureau Many Americans stay married and have long marriages. Did you know that the median duration of American women’s first marriages in 2009 was 20.8 years? Even when American women remarry, the median … Continue reading

Posted in Families, Marriage | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

How Many Trips Do We Take Down the Aisle?

Bookmark and Share

Tweet Written by: Rose Kreider, Family Demographer, US Census Bureau Fertility & Family Statistics Branch Most of us take only one trip down the aisle. Among all currently married couples in 2009, 72 percent were made up of a man … Continue reading

Posted in Families, Marriage, Population | Tagged , , | 1 Comment