States Where People Marry Old (and Young)

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46. Wyoming
> Median age at first marriage in 2017: 26.8 years
> Median age at first marriage in 2005: 25.2 (10th lowest)
> Married population in 2017: 52.7% (4th highest)
> Median household income: $60,434 (19th highest)

At a median age of 26.8 years at first marriage, Wyoming is the first state where residents take their vows before age 27.

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47. Oklahoma
> Median age at first marriage in 2017: 26.6 years
> Median age at first marriage in 2005: 24.5 (4th lowest)
> Married population in 2017: 48.9% (23rd highest)
> Median household income: $50,051 (8th lowest)

Oklahoma’s percentage of divorced people is the fourth highest, at 13.3%. The state has the eighth lowest percentage of people who were never married — 29.0%, compared to a national average of 33.7%.

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48. Arkansas
> Median age at first marriage in 2017: 26.4 years
> Median age at first marriage in 2005: 24.1 (3rd lowest)
> Married population in 2017: 49.2% (19th highest)
> Median household income: $45,869 (3rd lowest)

In 2005, Arkansas ranked as the state with the third lowest median age at first marriage, at 24.1 years. In 2017, the state landed in the same spot, with an older median age of 26.4 years.

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49. Idaho
> Median age at first marriage in 2017: 25.9 years
> Median age at first marriage in 2005: 24.0 (2nd lowest)
> Married population in 2017: 53.5% (2nd highest)
> Median household income: $52,225 (11th lowest)

Like Arkansas, Idaho retained its ranks on the list. The state has the second lowest median age at first marriage at 25.9 years, approximately two years younger than the age in 2005 of 24. Idaho is also the first state where couples marry for the first time before their 26th birthday.

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50. Utah
> Median age at first marriage in 2017: 25.5 years
> Median age at first marriage in 2005: 23.3 (the lowest)
> Married population in 2017: 55.6% (the highest)
> Median household income: $68,358 (13th highest)

Of all states, Utah has the highest percentage of married people at 55.6%. It also takes the third lowest slot in the percentage of divorcees at 9.2%.