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1970 Census of Population, Subject Reports: Age at First Marriage

Report Number PC(2)-4D

This report presents detailed statistics for the United States on characteristics of persons 14 years old and over by age at first marriage. The statistics are based on the 1970 Census of Population.

The text consists of an introduction and Appendices A through E, which appear after the tables.

Content of the Tables

  • Tables 1-19 – characteristics of persons 14 years old and over by age at first marriage
    • Characteristics shown: age at census, year of first marriage, marital status, whether married more than once (with remarried persons classified as to whether widowed or divorced after first marriage), race, sex, ethnic origin, education, occupation, and income in 1969
  • Tables 20-22 – average annual rates of first marriage per 1,000 single persons 14 to 79 years old in 1968 and 1969, by education, occupation, income in 1969, age, sex, and race


  • Appendix A. General Information Concerning the Data
  • Appendix B. Area Classifications
  • Appendix C. Definitions and Explanations of Subject Characteristics
  • Appendix D. Accuracy of the Data
  • Appendix E. Publication and Computer Summary Tape Program

Sample size. The statistics in this report are based on the 5-percent sample adjusted to represent the total population (see "Data Collection Procedures" in Appendix A).

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A Note on Language

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Page Last Revised - October 8, 2021
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