According to These Maps, Where You Live May Affect Your Marital Status

Where you live may influence your marital status. (Image: Flowing Data)
Where you live may influence your marital status. (Image: Flowing Data)

You may think that some areas attract single people, while other areas attract families, and this may be true at a certain level.

There is also the reality that your environment shapes you, and many times the decisions you make are influenced by what society considers acceptable or not.

If you are in your late 30s and most of your friends are single, the chances of you remaining single may be higher than if you lived in an area where married couples were the majority.

 

Image:  Flowing Data.

According to their research, only half of the population 15 or older are married. (Image: Flowing Data)

 Only half of the population 15 years old or older are married.

When you see the areas where people have never being married, it’s almost the married map in reverse. (Image: Flowing Data)

 When you see the areas where people have never being married, it’s almost the married map in reverse.

Image:  Flowing Data.

The Northwest has the highest divorce rate. (Image: Flowing Data)

 The Northwest has the highest divorce rate.

Image: Flowing Data.

Just 2 percent of the 15 and older population are separated. (Image: Flowing Data)

 Just 2 percent of the 15 and older population are separated.

six percent of the marriageable population is widowed.  (Image: Flowing Data)

6 percent of the marriageable population is widowed. (Image: Flowing Data)

 6 percent of the marriageable population is widowed.

 

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