Marriage Thriving in Two North TX Cities

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NORTH TEXAS – The number of Americans who have always been single and will likely never marry is at a historic high.

According to a 2014 Pew Research report, “about 20% of Americans older than 25 had always been single in 2012, up from 9% in 1960.” And if things trend in this direction, their analysis suggests that 25% of millennials will never marry.

Though wedding bells might not be ringing as often throughout the country as a whole, there are still some places where marriage is very much alive and thriving, including right here in North Texas.

Two local cities top a list put together by MooseRoots. Here’s how it breaks down:


10 cities where marriage has stayed relatively stagnant:

10. Cambridge, MA


Population:
103,506
Married Couples in 1970: 40.3%
Married Couples in 2010: 34.5%

Difference: -5.8%

9. Olathe, KS

Population: 120,774
Married Couples in 1970: 66.1%
Married Couples in 2010: 61.2%

Difference: -4.9%

8. Rochester, MN

Population: 104,201
Married Couples in 1970: 59.7%
Married Couples in 2010: 55.2%

Difference: -4.5%

7. Brownsville, TX

Population: 169,599
Married Couples in 1970: 53.9%
Married Couples in 2010: 49.9%

Difference: -4.0%

6. Provo, UT

Population: 110,201
Married Couples in 1970: 44.2%
Married Couples in 2010: 40.3%

Difference: -3.9%

5. Gilbert, AZ

Population: 195,046
Married Couples in 1970: 62.8%
Married Couples in 2010: 59.4%

Difference: -3.4%

4. Naperville, IL

Population: 140,838
Married Couples in 1970: 65.9%
Married Couples in 2010: 62.8%

Difference: -3.0%

3. McKinney, TX

Population: 118,652
Married Couples in 1970: 60.9%
Married Couples in 2010: 62.0%

Difference: 1.1%

2. Frisco, TX

Population: 103,158
Married Couples in 1970: 69.0%
Married Couples in 2010: 70.2%

Difference: 1.1%

1. Surprise, AZ

Population: 103,767
Married Couples in 1970: 64.0%
Married Couples in 2010: 66.5%

Difference: 2.5%

10 cities where marriage is on the outs:

10. Memphis, TN

Population: 654,876
Married Couples in 1970: 57.6%
Married Couples in 2010: 32.5%

Difference: -25.1%

9. Cleveland, OH

Population: 409,221
Married Couples in 1970: 52.9%
Married Couples in 2010: 27.6%

Difference: -25.3%

8. Birmingham, AL

Population: 216,392
Married Couples in 1970: 55.9%
Married Couples in 2010: 30.2%

Difference: -25.7%

7. Pompano Beach, FL

Population: 100,417
Married Couples in 1970: 66.4%
Married Couples in 2010: 40.1%

Difference: -26.3%

6. Rochester, NY

Population: 211,977
Married Couples in 1970: 53.2%
Married Couples in 2010: 26.8%

Difference: -26.4%

5. Jackson, MS

Population: 175,489
Married Couples in 1970: 57.5%
Married Couples in 2010: 30.9%

Difference: -26.6%

4. Killeen, TX

Population: 120,052
Married Couples in 1970: 78.4%
Married Couples in 2010: 51.2%

Difference: -27.2%

3. Sunrise Manor, NV

Population: 194,258
Married Couples in 1970: 74.1%
Married Couples in 2010: 46.0%

Difference: -28.1%

2. Detroit, MI

Population: 759,340
Married Couples in 1970: 53.5%
Married Couples in 2010: 25.0%

Difference: -28.5%

1. Flint, MI

Population: 107,807
Married Couples in 1970: 60.0%
Married Couples in 2010: 28.4%

Difference: -31.6%