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Percent Never Married, 1970–2010

The following table shows the percent of men and women in the United States ages 20 to 44 who never married from 1970 to 2010.

Age 1970 1999 2000 2002 2004 2008 2010
Male:              
 20 to 24 years 35.8% 83.2% 83.7% 85.4% 86.7% 86.9% 88.7%
 25 to 29 years 10.5 52.1 51.7 53.7 56.6 57.6 62.2
 30 to 34 years 6.2 30.7 30.0 34.0 33.4 32.4 36.5
 35 to 39 years 5.4 21.1 20.3 21.1 23.4 23.0 23.5
 40 to 44 years 4.9 15.8 15.7 16.7 18.5 16.9 20.4
Female:              
 20 to 24 years 54.7% 72.3% 72.8% 74.0% 75.4% 76.4% 79.3%
 25 to 29 years 19.1 38.9 38.9 40.4 40.8 43.4 47.8
 30 to 34 years 9.4 22.1 21.9 23.0 23.7 24.0 27.2
 35 to 39 years 7.2 15.2 14.3 14.7 14.6 15.2 17.7
 40 to 44 years 6.3 10.9 11.8 11.5 12.2 12.9 13.8
NOTE: Data apply to the U.S.

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Median Age at First Marriage, 1890–2006 Marital Status Marital Status of the Population by Sex, 1900–2006

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