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Median Age at First Marriage, 1890–2010

The following table shows the median age of men and women when they were first married in the United States from 1890 to 2010. The median age for a man's first marriage was 28.2 years in 2010, up from 26.1 in 1990. The median age for a woman's first marriage was 26.1 years in 2010, up from 23.9 in 1990.

YearMalesFemales
189026.122.0
190025.921.9
191025.121.6
192024.621.2
193024.321.3
194024.321.5
195022.820.3
196022.820.3
197023.220.8
198024.722.0
199026.123.9
199326.524.5
199426.724.5
199526.924.5
199627.124.8
199726.825.0
199826.725.0
199926.925.1
200026.825.1
200126.925.1
200226.925.3
200327.125.3
200527.025.5
200627.525.9
200727.7126.0
200827.625.9
200928.125.9
201028.226.1
 
1. The margin of error for 2007 is +/- 0.2 years.
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census; Web: www.census.gov.
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