The Marriage Capital of Every State
Taking the next step in a serious relationship typically entails marriage and in this day and age, more American couples wed later in adulthood. Nearly 50% of those 15-and-over in the U.S. have tied the knot. While the prevalence of marriage varies among the states, there is one place in each state where people say “I do” more often than others.
To identify the marriage capital in every state, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the percentage of married people among the 15-and-over population in every U.S. city. The city, town, village, or Census Designated Place (CDP) with the highest percentage of married people in a state is the state’s marriage capital.
However, the median age in the populations of these places widely differs from state to state. For example, the two marriage capitals with the highest percentage of married people nationwide are located in Hawaii and Tennessee, and the difference between the median age of the places in both states are night and day. In Hickam Housing, Hawaii, the median age of the population is 23 years old, whereas the median age in Tellico Village, Tennessee is triple that at 69.