Marriage Gets High Marks In Idaho
New numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows Idaho residents are more likely to get married and more likely to stay that way than their counterparts across the country.
The research published Thursday used data from 2009 to show that Idaho has one of the highest marriage rates in the nation. The marriage rate for men was more than 25 per 1,000, compared to the national average of about 19 per 1,000. The rate for women in Idaho was just over 25 per 1,000, compared to the national average of more than 17.
The Post Register reports that data from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare's 2009 Vital Statistics report shows that at least one couple exchanged vows on every day of that year.