Census study shows fewer Americans are getting married

Living together, single parenthood becoming more the norm


According to a new analysis of census data, the Pew Research Center says only 51% of American adults are married.

For some perspective, in 1960, 72% of Americans over 18-years-old were married.

The median age for first marriage has never been higher: for brides it is 26 and a half-years-old, for grooms it is almost 29-years-old.

Other living arrangements, including cohabitation, single-person households and single parents have all become more prevalent in recent decades.