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Marrying Age In The United States

Delaying marriage has become more common over the past five decades. Also, those with a bachelor's degree or higher, as well as people living in large cities, tend to marry at a later age.

 
[Chart: Average marriage age for men and women, 1960-2005]

Note: Estimated median age at first marriage

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Credit: Alyson Hurt / NPR

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