Connecticut has lowest marriage rate


The New England state of Connecticult has the lowest marriage rate in the whole of the United States new data reveals.

Just 5.3 out of every 1,000 residents of the so-called ‘Constitution state’ married in 2015, the National Center for Health Statistics reports. Neighbouring Massachusetts is close behind with a rate of just 5.5 per 1,000 people. Minnesota, New Jersey and Wisconsin tie for third place, with 5.6, while Pennsylvania and Delaware follow close behind with marriages rates of 5.7 per 1,000 residents.

Although low, these marriage rates are not far from the national average that year of 6.9. Nevada is the outstanding exception, with a sky-high 31. This is undoubtedly thanks to its largest city, Las Vegas, the so-called ‘Disneyland for adults’, with its well-established tradition of spontaneus weddings amongst visitors

In January, statistics from the Natonal Center for Health Statistics revealed that the southern state of Arkansas has the country’s highest divorce rate (4.8 per 1,000 people). Meanwhile, in 2015 Vermont was said to be home to more amicable divorces than any other state.

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Stowe Family Law Web Team

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Ned - May 1, 2017 at 11:14am

Do they know something that we also know?

Only, even more acutely?

That it doesn’t PAY to marry.

Except to the WOMAN of course. Well, a good proportion of them. On divorce.

Guys are becoming wise to the perils of marriage….

Expect to see the popularity decreasing still further….

Sad that such a lovely IDEA has become increasingly subverted.

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