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This New Data Map Shows Where You Grow Up Affects If You Will Get Married

There seems to be data for EVERYTHING these days. But, today’s latest data set from the New York Times perked up our eyes and fingers (we clicked on it). Today’s data set shows that where you grow up impacts WHEN and IF you get married. Yeah, I bet that perked your interest, right? Well, the data set (which you can view in full animation mode here) shows that if you grew up in the upper western United States there is a pretty darn good chance that by your 26th birthday you will be or have already been married. However, if you grew up in say Southern California, Connecticut or Massachusetts there is a pretty good chance that your 26th will come and go being single (womp womp).

One other interesting take-away from the data shows that Washington D.C. is highest on discouraging marriage. Kind of sad being it’s our nation’s capitol….

Where does your county rate?

NY-Times-Marriage

Image: New York Times

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5 Comments

  1. Marcy

    Posted by Marcy on May 17, 2015 at 19:45

    Always interesting looking at these charts. I can always find my area right away. It’s the one spot that’s completely different and worse than everything else around it. But I still love my area. 😛

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by Gymnastics14 on May 16, 2015 at 08:43

    Ha! Pretty low chance here in SE Michigan but that’s ok because we’re trying hard to leave this area for my dad’s job.

  3. Publicpassion

    Posted by Publicpassion on May 16, 2015 at 06:56

    Oh man! I’m from Brewster County in Texas, and we’ve got a bad rap for marriage. Yikes.

  4. GJohnson6

    Posted by GJohnson6 on May 15, 2015 at 22:05

    Oh gosh, apparently where I live it’s the more likely, I guess that’s just how things go living in the south.

  5. StayAnchored

    Posted by StayAnchored on May 15, 2015 at 20:39

    I’m from the smallest county in Texas and apparently my odds are pretty good… Haha! Apparently my odds are higher if I’m rich? XD