States Where People Marry Old (and Young)

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21. Oregon
> Median age at first marriage in 2017: 28.9 years
> Median age at first marriage in 2005: 25.8 (22nd lowest)
> Married population in 2017: 49.2% (19th highest)
> Median household income: $60,212 (20th highest)

The state with the highest median age at first marriage from the Pacific Northwest, Oregon has had a three-year leap in the median age, a bigger leap than the national average of 2.7 years.

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22. New Mexico
> Median age at first marriage in 2017: 28.8 years
> Median age at first marriage in 2005: 26.2 (21st highest)
> Married population in 2017: 43.3% (2nd lowest)
> Median household income: $46,744 (5th lowest)

New Mexico sports the fourth highest divorced population in the country at 13.3% and the second lowest rate of couples who are currently married — 43.3%, compared to a national average of 47.8%.

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23. Virginia
> Median age at first marriage in 2017: 28.8 years
> Median age at first marriage in 2005: 26.2 (22nd highest)
> Married population in 2017: 50.0% (15th highest)
> Median household income: $71,535 (9th highest)

Virginia ranks among the top 15 for percentage of currently married couples. The state also has a low percentage of divorced people, at 10%, the 11th lowest in the country.

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24. Georgia
> Median age at first marriage in 2017: 28.8 years
> Median age at first marriage in 2005: 25.6 (18th lowest)
> Married population in 2017: 46.7% (11th lowest)
> Median household income: $56,183 (19th lowest)

In 2005, Georgians married when they reached 25-and-a-half years of age, which placed the state in the 18th lowest slot. Now, they wait until they’re nearly 29.

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25. Ohio
> Median age at first marriage in 2017: 28.7 years
> Median age at first marriage in 2005: 26.1 (24th highest)
> Married population in 2017: 47.4% (18th lowest)
> Median household income: $54,021 (16th lowest)

Ohioans don’t walk down the aisle until well after their 28th birthday, reflecting not only national trends, but also the trend in its Midwestern neighbors Wisconsin and Michigan.