Denver, Colo., Jul 10, 2018 / 18:00 pm
While the average age of first marriages is higher than ever before, more Americans are cohabiting and having children outside of marriage, according to recent data from the Pew Research Center and the Center for Disease Control.
In February 2018, the Pew Research Center reported that the median age of marriage in the United States was 29.5 years for men and 27.4 years for women in 2017. These are the oldest median marriage ages on record.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the percentage of cohabiting Americans is also climbing.
Last month, the Institute for Family Studies discussed a study on cohabitation released by the Center for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics. The IFS concluded that 64.5 percent of participants in a study of Americans age 18-44 had "cohabited with a romantic partner at some point outside of marriage."