Survey: Most Americans Married By 40

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Marriage age: most Americans married by 40, women marry younger than men.

Wondering if you'll ever get married? According to new federal data, you probably will. According to a study of almost 13,000 people, about 80 percent of Americans are married by age 40. A more general finding shows that 70 percent of people ages 25 – 44 have been married at least once.

Women marry at younger ages than men—ladies have a 50-50 chance of being married at 25, and almost three-quarters of us are likely to have married by age 30. Only 61 percent of men will have done so by 30. By age 40, however, the gap closes—most folks have walked the aisle (or visited Elvis in Vegas) by that point.

As for young marriage? At age 18 you can by cigarettes, vote and serve in the military but you probably won't have tied the knot: only 6 percent of women and 2 percent of men (although at that age they're pretty much boys) marry that young. The Pros And Cons of Marrying Young

So who doesn't get married? According to the survey, black women over 35 are most likely to be single: 42 percent of them hadn't married, compared to about 15 percent of non-black women.

So what do you do if you're single and don't want to be? Watch this video. And if you're single and perfectly happy that way, that is excellent.

Readers, what group do you fall into?

Wondering if you'll ever get married? According to new federal data, you probably will. According to a study of almost 13,000 people, about 80 percent of Americans are married by age 40. A more general finding shows that 70 percent of people ages 25 – 44 have been married at least once.

Women tend to get married younger than men—ladies have a 50-50 chance of being married at 25 and almost three-quarters of us are likely to marry by the big three-oh. Only 61 percent of men will have done so by 30. By age 40, however, the gap closes—most folks have walked the aisle (or visited Elvis in Vegas) by that point.

As for young marriage? At 18 you can by cigarettes, vote and serve in the military but you probably won't have tied the knot: only 6 percent of women and 2 percent of men (although at that age they're pretty much boys) marry that young. The Pros And Cons of Marrying Young

So who doesn't get married? According to the survey, black women over 35 are most likely to be single: 42 percent of them hadn't married, compared to about 15 percent of non-black women.

So what do you do if you're single and don't want to be? Watch this video. And if you're single and perfectly happy that way, that is excellent.

Readers, what group do you fall into?

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