Connecticut has lowest marriage rate
May 1, 2017 1 comment
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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May 1, 2017