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Median marriage age rises 4 years
The first-marriage age for women jumped 4.3 years to 25.1 years between 1970 and 2000. For men, the increase was 3.6 years to 26.8, the Census Bureau said. Delaying marriages has increased the size of the never-married population. Never-married women ages 20 to 24 rose to 73% from 36% in 1970. The average U.S. household fell to 2.62 persons from 3.14. The number of single parents climbed.
Asian-American families doing well
Families of Asian and Pacific Island descent are more likely than the general U.S. population to make more than $75,000 and include members with a bachelor's degree or higher, said the Census …