Across the United States, a little over 48 percent of those over the age of 15 are married. This is according to data from the Census Bureau's 2017 American Community Survey that was reviewed by Wall Street 24/7. It found that 44.6 percent of New York residents were married, which was 49th in the country. However, it found that it had a marriage rate of 7.3 per 1,000 residents, which was the 12th highest in the country.
Furthermore, its divorce rate of 2.7 per 1,000 residents was the 13th lowest in the nation. The divorce rate nationally is 2.9 per 1,000 residents as of 2017. That figure has fallen since 2000 when four people out of every 1,000 were getting divorced. Although fewer people are choosing to end their marriages, fewer people are choosing to get married as well.
Only 6.9 people out of 1,000 were married in 2017, and that compares to 8.2 for every 1,000 residents in 2000. The marriage percentages for each state were determined by using an average of population statistics for the past five years. To qualify as married, a person could not be separated or legally divorced at the time the study was conducted. Those who were getting a divorce at the time of the study were considered to be separated.
Those who are going through the process of ending their marriage may benefit from speaking with a family law attorney. There are a variety of legal issues that will have to be addressed, such as property division and, in some cases, parenting arrangements, and an attorney can often help in negotiating a settlement agreement that covers these matters.