WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Expressing one’s affection to another is a celebrated custom on Valentine’s Day. See some U.S. Census Bureau facts for Valentine’s Day 2017.


The number of jewelry stores in the United States in 2014. Jewelry stores offer engagement, wedding and other rings to couples of all ages. In February 2016, these stores sold an estimated $2.6 billion in merchandise.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, County Business Patterns: 2014, NAICS code (448310) http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/BP/2014/00A1//naics~448310 and Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services www.census.gov/retail


“Please Be Mine”

29.7 and 27.8 years
Median age at first marriage in 2015 for men and women, respectively.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2015 American Community Survey

The overall percentage of people 15 and older who reported being married, except those separated.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2015 American Community Survey

The provisional rate of marriages per 1,000 people performed in Nevada during 2014. So many couples tie the knot in the Silver State that it ranked number one nationally in marriage rates. Hawaii ranked second with a marriage rate of 17.7.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics

2.1 million
The provisional number of marriages that took place in the United States (excluding Georgia) in 2014. That breaks down to about 5,800 a day.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics

Giving Love a Second Chance

Among people 15 and older who have been married, the percentage of men and women who have been married twice as of 2015. About 5.4 have married three or more times. By comparison, 75.5 percent of people who have ever been married have made only one trip down the aisle.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2015 American Community Survey

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