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Statistics about second marriages, divorce, cohabitation and more.
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Estimated Median Age at First Marriage, by Sex: 1890 to Present
Statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau of the median age at first marriage dating back to 1890 reveal that couples are waiting longer to get married.

Marriage Statistics Not Gathered
A look at why the U.S. Census doesn't want marriage information.

Families and Living Arrangements - Marital Status - People and Households
Here are recent U.S. Census Bureau reports on estimated median age at first marriage, interracial married couples, marital status of the population.

UK Marriage Survey
According to this survey's results, "53 per cent of all divorces tend to occur in marriages lasting between 10 and 15 years with a further 40 per cent ending earlier, between five and 10 years." Reasons for couples getting a divorce are also stated.

Age Differences at Marriage
Asking, "The times they are achanging?", Jan Erik Kristiansen compares the age at the time of marriage one hundred years ago with the age of couples getting married today.

Cohabitation, Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the United States
Published in 2002, this document (pdf file) was prepared by the CDC of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Divorce Statistics for Canada
This site of statistics on Canadian divorce answers the question of "What are the chances of a Candian couple getting a divorce?" It also lists the riskiest years for couples.

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