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Table 6. Percentage of 15- to 29-year-olds who have never married, by sex and age group, and median age of the total population at first marriage, by sex: Selected years, 1980 through 2009
 
Year Percent of 15- to 29-year-olds who have never married   Median age of total
population at first marriage
Total   Male   Female   Male Female
15–19 20–24 25–29   15–19 20–24 25–29   15–19 20–24 25–29  
1980 94.2 59.2 26.5   97.3 68.6 32.4   91.1 50.2 20.8   24.7 22.0
1990 96.8 70.9 38.1   98.5 79.3 45.2   95.0 62.8 31.1   26.1 23.9
2000 97.2 78.2 45.2   98.5 83.7 51.7   95.9 72.8 38.9   26.8 25.1
2001 97.3 77.8 46.5   98.4 84.1 52.9   96.1 71.5 40.1   26.9 25.1
2002 97.4 79.7 47.0   98.3 85.4 53.7   96.5 74.0 40.4   26.9 25.3
2003 97.9 80.7 47.5   98.6 86.0 54.6   97.2 75.4 40.3   27.1 25.3
2004 98.1 80.9 48.7   98.7 86.4 56.6   97.4 75.4 40.8   27.4 25.3
2005 97.9 80.5 48.4   98.7 86.2 55.2   97.2 74.7 41.5   27.1 25.3
2006 97.8 81.1 50.3   98.5 86.7 57.4   97.2 75.3 43.1   27.5 25.5
2007 97.7 81.7 50.6   98.4 86.9 57.6   97.0 76.4 43.4   27.5 25.6
2008 97.6 83.2 52.3   98.2 87.3 58.8   96.9 78.9 45.5   27.4 25.6
2009 97.9 82.2 53.8   98.5 86.9 61.1   97.2 77.4 46.3   28.1 25.9
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, Series P-20, America's Families and Living Arrangements; Table A1. Marital Status of People 15 Years and Over by Age, Sex, Personal Earnings, Race, and Hispanic Origin, various years; and Current Population Survey, March and Annual Social and Economic Supplements, selected years 2000–09, Marital Status Historical Time Series Table MS-2: Estimated Median Age at First Marriage, by Sex: 1890 to the Present, retrieved November 10, 2010 from http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/hh-fam.html.

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