Marriage still declining

The share of Americans ages 18 and older who are currently married inched downward in 2013, to 50.3%, compared with 50.5% in 2012, according to Pew Research Center calculations from the 2013 American Community Survey. Singles make up more than half of the population in 27 of the 50 states. And the share of single adults ranges from a low of 43.7 percent to a high of 55.7 percent. The table below lists the top and bottom ten states.

Rank State Share Single
1 Louisiana 55.7%
2 Rhode Island 55.7%
3 New York 55.4%
4 Mississippi 54.9%
5 New Mexico 53.6%
6 California 53.5%
7 Florida 53.5%
8 Massachusetts 53.5%
9 Nevada 53.5%
10 Maryland 53.1%
41 Montana 47.7%
42 North Dakota 47.7%
43 Minnesota 47.6%
44 Kansas 47.5%
45 New Hampshire 47.1%
46 Nebraska 46.9%
47 Iowa 46.7%
48 Wyoming 46.4%
49 Idaho 44.4%
50 Utah 43.7%

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