Record-high number of 40-year-olds in US have never been married: study

July 02, 2023

The 2021 data marks a new peak in what’s been a decades-long trend. The share of unmarried 40-year-olds has steadily been increasing since 1980, when just 6% of them had never been married. According to the data, a higher share of men than women had never married, and Black 40-year-olds were much more likely to have never married than Hispanic, White, and Asian 40-year-olds. FOX NewsThe Pew Research Center analyzed Census Bureau data from 2021 and found 25% of 40-year-olds that year had never been married. “To be sure, we can’t assume that if someone has not married by age 40, they never will,” he wrote.