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Americans Are Putting Off Marriage Longer Than Ever Before

The average age for men to get married has risen to 30.2 years and 28.4 for women.

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According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans are delaying or putting off marriage to record high ages. The average age for men to get married has risen to 30.2 years and 28.4 for women.

Why it matters: Pew Research Data highlights that young adults in the U.S. are reaching other key life milestones later than before. For 25 year olds in 2021 versus those of 40 years ago, the gap includes social milestones of living on their own, being married and having children.

By the numbers: The following chart from Anna Fleck at Statista shows a steady upward trajectory to the present day since the 1950s, when the lowest median figures of 22.5 years for men were reached and just 20.1 years for women.

The bottom line: American family formation is at an all time low. The birthrate per American women has fallen off a cliff and these numbers need drastic reverse for America to have healthy native population growth.

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