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1960 Census of Population: Subject Reports: Age at First Marriage

Report Number PC(2)-4D

Data on Duration of Marriage, Times Married, Difference in Age Between Husband and Wife, Ethnic Origin, Education, Earnings, Etc.

The final reports of the 1960 Population Census are arranged in three volumes and a joint Population-Housing series of census tract reports. Volume II (Series PC(2) reports) are Subject Reports. Each report concentrates on a particular subject. Detailed information and cross-relationships are generally provided on a national and regional level. In a few reports, data for States or standard metropolitan statistical areas are also shown.

This report, designated as PC(2)-4D, presents statistics on characteristics of persons 14 years old and over by age at first marriage. Among the characteristics shown are: age at census, year of first marriage, marital status, whether married more than once, sex, race or color, nativity and parentage, country of origin, education, occupation, and income in 1959.

Stats by age at first marriage are shown for white persons of Spanish surname, for Puerto Ricans, and for married couples without own household. In addition, this report presents annual average rates of first marriage per l,000 single persons 14 to 44 years old in 1958 and 1959, by education, occupation, income in 1959, ago, color, and sex.

Most of the statistics are shown for the United States, urbanized areas, and the South. In addition, several tables present data by detailed type of residence and by regions. Rates of first marriage by age are shown by Stated.

All of the statistics shown in this report are based on a 5-percent sample.

The PDF to the right contains the Title Page, Preface, Acknowledgments, Final Reports (list), Contents, Introduction and Tables 1 – 4a (page 79).

A Note on Language

Census statistics date back to 1790 and reflect the growth and change of the United States. Past census reports contain some terms that today’s readers may consider obsolete and inappropriate. As part of our goal to be open and transparent with the public, we are improving access to all Census Bureau original publications and statistics, which serve as a guide to the nation's history.

Page Last Revised - October 8, 2021
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