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States Where People Marry Old (and Young)

24/7 Tempo Logo By Maria Wood of 24/7 Tempo | Slide 2 of 51: > Median age at first marriage in 2017: 30.6 years
> Median age at first marriage in 2005: 28.2 (4th highest)
> Married population in 2017: 46.3% (8th lowest)
> Median household income: $77,385 (4th highest)
Massachusetts residents are apparently in no rush to tie the knot. The Bay State tops the list of states where people wait the longest to get married -- with a median age at their first marriage of 30.6 years. This is not far off from 2005, when the median age was 28.2 years, the fourth highest that year. Once hitched, Bay Staters stay married, as evidenced by its sixth lowest share of divorced population of 9.5%

1. Massachusetts

> Median age at first marriage in 2017: 30.6 years
> Median age at first marriage in 2005: 28.2 (4th highest)
> Married population in 2017: 46.3% (8th lowest)
> Median household income: $77,385 (4th highest)

Massachusetts residents are apparently in no rush to tie the knot. The Bay State tops the list of states where people wait the longest to get married -- with a median age at their first marriage of 30.6 years. This is not far off from 2005, when the median age was 28.2 years, the fourth highest that year. Once hitched, Bay Staters stay married, as evidenced by its sixth lowest share of divorced population of 9.5%

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