Marriage likelihood depends on where you grew up

Marriage likelihood depends on where you grew up

Friday, May 15, 2015

The New York Times today published an article with an interactive explaining how geography plays a role in the likelihood of marriage for Americans. Among the dividing lines also include political ideology, whether a person is from a small town or rural area versus a city, and income. If a child were to grow up in Sarasota County, versus the average place, he or she would be 1 percentage point less likely to be married by the age of 26. This has many implications for society and scientists believe they have discovered a causal role that geography plays in people's lives. 

To view more demographic data about our region, including the number of single-parent families, go here