Married Households No Longer the Majority

Married Households No Longer the Majority
Married couples no longer make up the majority of U.S. households for the first time in U.S. history, according to the latest census data. Married couples represent 48 percent of all households, which is down from 52 percent in the last census.

Portland State University demographer Charles Rynerson says that with an aging population more people are living alone with more household members now likely to be divorced or widowed later in life. Also part of the trend, Rynerson says, is that twenty-somethings are delaying marriages. The median age for first marriages has gradually climbed since the 1960s: Men are now 28 on average and women 26 (in the 1960s, men were 23 and women were 20).

Also, more unmarried couples are making up households than they have in the past. Last year, the Census Bureau reported that opposite-sex unmarried couples living together increased 13 percent from 2009 to 7.5 million.

However, not all states were seeing a decrease in the number of married households. Sixty-one percent of households in Utah were led by married couples–the highest in the country.

Source: “Married Folks Now Outnumbered: Census Data Shows Them Leading Less Than Half of U.S. Households,” Associated Press (May 28, 2011)

About Ady Simion (Realtor and Public Notary)

Ady Simion was named in the Top 1% of all agents for NRT LLC a subsidiary of Realogy that operates a variety of real estate offices under brands such as Coldwell Banker, Sotheby's International Realty, Century 21, The Corcoran Group, and the technology-based brokerages ZipRealty and Climb Real Estate. NRT has 787 offices and 47,000 sales associates. Selling and buying property can be very stressful but with the right agent it can be profitable and a fun experience. Ady is also a Notary Public and being a people person he wants to help negotiate for his clients making their transactions as smooth as possible. Ady’s goals are simple: He wants to be the best source of information on the Los Angeles area Real Estate market, as he assists clients through each transaction with care and professionalism. He is proud of his large referral base of clients who have placed their trust in him over the years. Why him, when there are so many good people out there?!?! • Sellers will have their property exposed to the largest team of sales professionals in the world by far. Coldwell Banker Agents sale more homes than anyone else. • Buyers will have the opportunity to view more properties exclusively. • And most importantly when you hire him you get a whole team working for you not just “only one person”. Ady Simion started his Professional Career as an Insurance Agent, and then mastered the Mortgage Industry focusing on helping buyers and sellers achieve their life dreams. He now is an Agent with the Largest Residential Real Estate Company in the nation and the world, Coldwell Banker, at the Pasadena office which is the leader in the areas in which he specializes. After finishing College Ady has consistently been a Top Producer in every office/business he worked at. He speaks English, Romanian and Spanish. Real Estate is constantly changing and working with an agent that has been involved in the Real Estate buying/selling process most of his life is always beneficial for clients. Call, text or e-mail him or just stop by to say Hi and ask any real estate questions you may have.

Posted on June 1, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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