WASHINGTON, June 24, 2017 — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Saturday, June 24th. For centuries, the month of June has been the most popular choice for weddings. One of the purported reasons was that some hundreds of years ago, this time was just after May’s annual bath, so the happy couple and the guests were about as clean as could be hoped. With the ensuing advances in plumbing and overall hygiene, dressy weddings are readily staged year-round, from simple civil ceremonies and backyard or back-to-nature vows, to elaborate church functions. Each year, there are more than 2.1 million weddings across the nation. Americans are marrying at older ages — the median age at first marriage for women is now 27.8— up five years since 1980. Men are now an average age of 29.7 when they first take their vows. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
June weddings/accessed 3/31/2017: http://bridetide.blogspot.com/2010/06/why-is-june-most-popular-wedding-month.html
Number of marriages/accessed 3/31/2017:
Median ages at first marriage/American Community Survey:
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Audio” in the “Library” pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau