States Where People Marry Old (and Young)

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41. North Dakota
> Median age at first marriage in 2017: 27.6 years
> Median age at first marriage in 2005: 26.2 (23rd highest)
> Married population in 2017: 52.2% (6th highest)
> Median household income: $61,843 (18th highest)

North Dakota has the fifth lowest divorced population, at 9.3% and the sixth highest percentage of married couples at 52.2%.

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42. Nebraska
> Median age at first marriage in 2017: 27.4 years
> Median age at first marriage in 2005: 25.4 (13th lowest)
> Married population in 2017: 53.0% (3rd highest)
> Median household income: $59,970 (21st highest)

Like its Upper Midwest counterpart North Dakota, Nebraska ranks in the top six in the percentage of married people at 53%.

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43. Alaska
> Median age at first marriage in 2017: 27.4 years
> Median age at first marriage in 2005: 24.9 (6th lowest)
> Married population in 2017: 48.2% (22nd lowest)
> Median household income: $73,181 (7th highest)

Alaskans once deferred taking their marriage vows until roughly age 25. Now, it’s up to 27.4 years.

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44. Kentucky
> Median age at first marriage in 2017: 27.2 years
> Median age at first marriage in 2005: 24.9 (5th lowest)
> Married population in 2017: 49.5% (16th highest)
> Median household income: $48,375 (7th lowest)

Kentucky is another state where the never-been-married population falls under 30% at 28.8%. At 13.1%, its divorced population is the eighth highest.

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45. Kansas
> Median age at first marriage in 2017: 27.1 years
> Median age at first marriage in 2005: 25.3 (11th lowest)
> Married population in 2017: 52.2% (6th highest)
> Median household income: $56,422 (21st lowest)

Kansas is one of 15 states where married people represent more than half of those aged 15 and over at 52.2%.