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Marriages and Marriage Rates
Michigan and United States
Occurrences
Selected Years, 1900 - 2012

Year United States Michigan
Number Rate Number Rate
1900 709,000 18.6 23,295 19.2
1910 948,000 20.5 29,039 20.7
1920 1,274,476 23.9 50,805 27.7
1930 1,126,856 18.3 29,482 12.2
1940 1,595,879 24.2 46,342 17.6
1950 1,667,231 22.1 58,180 18.3
1960 1,523,000 17.0 61,090 15.6
1970 2,158,802 21.2 91,933 20.7
1980 2,390,252 21.2 86,898 18.8
1990 2,443,489 19.6 76,099 16.3
1991 2,371,000 18.8 72,747 15.5
1992 2,362,000 18.5 71,322 15.1
1993 2,334,000 18.1 70,771 14.9
1994 2,362,000 18.1 70,966 14.8
1995 2,336,000 17.8 71,042 14.7
1996 2,344,000 17.7 68,598 14.1
1997 2,384,000 17.8 66,974 13.7
1998 2,244,000 16.6 65,642 13.4
1999 2,358,000 17.3 67,105 13.6
2000 2,334,971 16.5 66,326 13.4
2001 2,346,017 16.5 66,876 13.6
2002 2,240,184 15.6 65,104 13.2
2003 2,244,514 15.5 62,920 12.5
2004 2,270,937 15.5 61,932 12.3
2005 2,238,489 15.1 61,108 12.1
2006 2,043,716 13.7 59,400 11.8
2007 2,206,358 14.6 56,996 11.3

2008 2,226,409 14.6 55,465 11.0
2009 2,207,742 14.4 53,528 10.7
2010 2,096,000 13.6 54,182 11.1
2011 2,118,000 13.6 56,159 11.4
2012 n.a. n.a. 56,315 11.4


Note: Rates are the number of persons married per 1,000 population.

2012 rate was calculated using 2011 population estimate.

Beginning with 1978, marriage data for the U.S. include non-licensed marriages registered in California. If non-licensed marriages were included in the 1977 total, the marriage rate would increase from 19.8 to 20.1. 

1991-1999 U.S. data are provisional.

U.S. marriages from 2000-2007 were estimated using "Table 1300. Marriage and Divorce Rates by Country", U.S. Bureau of Census.

Starting in 2008, the number and rates of U.S. marriages are estimated using the U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-2009 American Community Survey figures and contain estimation error not indicated in the table.

Sources: Michigan Occurrence Marriage Files. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Community Health; Population Estimate (latest update 9/2012), National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Census Populations With Bridged Race Categories ;
Monthly Vital Statistics Report, National Center for Health Statistics and U.S. Bureau of Census.

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