USA Facts set out on a mission to learn as much about marriage as possible.

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They conducted a study to look at each state and compare them in a variety of marriage stats. They published their findings on Tuesday (7/25/23) and we learned a lot about getting married and divorced in Connecticut.

Key Findings for Connecticut:

CT has one of the lowest marriage rates in Nation: The study looked at the "number of women married and divorced in 2021 per 1,000 women (15+)" and found our marriage rate was 11.9. That means we had less women get married than almost every other state. The only two states with a lower marriage rate were Vermont and Massachusetts and the difference was slight. The highest marriage rate was Alaska at a whopping 23.5. Our neighbors in New York had a marriage rate of 12.8.

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CT's Divorce Rate is Lower Than Many Other States: We had a divorce rate of 4.9. New Hampshire is the lowest with 4.3, Idaho was the highest with 11.1 and our neighbors in New York are listed at 5.6%.

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The Age for Marriage in CT was just over 30 years: Our age of marriage was 30.55 (married for the first time) and in state-by-state comparisons that puts us on the older end of the spectrum. The youngest median age was 25.8 years old in Utah. Our neighbors in New York wait a bit longer, just over 31 years of age.

CT's Share of Married People is Lower Than the National Average: Share of Married People represents the "percentage of people ages 15+ that have ever been married." 64.10% of Connecticut residents are or have been married, the highest share was in Idaho with 72.6%. Our neighbors in New York are listed at just over 61%.

How about a round of applause for the Nutmeg State. For once, we have a study that doesn't completely embarrass us in a variety of ways.

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To learn more about marriage/divorce around the country, check out the complete breakdown at USA Facts

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