All the Single Ladies

Meh. Some interesting stats, but this one could have been condensed into an article.

  • Since the late 1800s, women’s median age of first marriage was between 20 and 22. It’s now 27.
  • The proportion of American women who are married dropped below 50%  in 2009.
  • In the 1970s, only 10% of women ended their childbearing years without producing a kid. In 2010 it was 20%.
  • For the first time in American history, single women outnumber married women. Number of adults younger than 34 who have never married is up to 46%.