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Statistics on the Average Age of First Marriages

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average age for first marriages for both men and women has been increasing for the last 45 years.

  • In 1965 the average man first married at 22.8; the average woman at 20.6.
  • In 2010, the average was 28.1 for men and 26.1 for women.
  • That represents a 23 percent increase for men and a 27 percent increase for women.

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