States Where People Marry Old (and Young)

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36. Indiana
> Median age at first marriage in 2017: 28.0 years
> Median age at first marriage in 2005: 25.7 (19th lowest)
> Married population in 2017: 48.9% (23rd highest)
> Median household income: $54,181 (17th lowest)

Indiana ranks as the fourth state in which its residents marry at 28 for the first time. Back in 2005, locals took their vows at 25.7 years.

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37. Mississippi
> Median age at first marriage in 2017: 27.9 years
> Median age at first marriage in 2005: 25.7 (21st lowest)
> Married population in 2017: 43.7% (3rd lowest)
> Median household income: $43,529 (2nd lowest)

Mississippi is the first state in which residents are under age 28 when they first marry — 27.9 years. The state also has the third lowest married population (43.7%).

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38. Iowa
> Median age at first marriage in 2017: 27.9 years
> Median age at first marriage in 2005: 25.6 (15th lowest)
> Married population in 2017: 52.3% (5th highest)
> Median household income: $58,570 (25th highest)

Like Mississippi, Iowaians postpone their vows until 27.9 years. Interesting fact: Iowa is just one of 11 states where the never-married population slips a tad under 30%.

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39. West Virginia
> Median age at first marriage in 2017: 27.9 years
> Median age at first marriage in 2005: 25.3 (12th lowest)
> Married population in 2017: 48.9% (23rd highest)
> Median household income: $43,469 (the lowest)

Like Iowa, the percentage of residents who’ve never put on a wedding ring is under 30% at 28.3%. The share of couples who have divorced is the fourth highest in the country — 13.3%, compared to the national average of 10.9%.

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40. Tennessee
> Median age at first marriage in 2017: 27.7 years
> Median age at first marriage in 2005: 25.0 (7th lowest)
> Married population in 2017: 49.2% (19th highest)
> Median household income: $51,340 (10th lowest)

Tennesseeans once waited until age 25 to get hitched. But since 2005, the median age has leapt to 27.7 years.

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