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Terry A. Lugaila
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Data Highlights

Detailed tabulations are now available which provide statistics on the marital status and living arrangements of people in the United States, based on the March 1997 Current Population Survey. These tables provide information such as:

  • In 1997, 109.2 million adults (55.9 percent of the adult population) were married and living with their spouse.
  • The median age at first marriage was 26.8 years for men and 25.0 years for women.
  • Among people age 25 to 34 years old, 13.9 million had never been married, representing 34.5 percent of all people in the age group. For Blacks in this age group, 54.2 percent had never been married.

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