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Married Households with Children

THURSDAY, SEP 02, 2021

Utah has traditionally had the highest percentage of married couples with children in the United States, and that didn’t change in 2019. A growing number of nuclear families, however, are showing up in some of the nation’s biggest suburban counties, according to a Social Explorer analysis of newly released 2015-19 American Community Survey data.

Morgan County, Utah, boasted the highest percentage of married-with-kids families in the U.S. – 34.6 percent. Three other Utah counties (Utah, Tooele, and Davis) made the top 10 list. A number of big-city suburbs showed up with high percentages of nuclear families: Forsyth County, Ga., just outside Atlanta (49.3 percent); Loudoun County, Va., close to the nation’s capital (39.3 percent); Chattahoochee County, Ga., which borders Columbus (36 percent); and Oldham County, Ky., a suburb of Louisville (35.1 percent). Check out the percentage of married couples with children in your county with Social Explorer’s customizable online tools.


Married with Children, 2019. Click here to explore further.

Author: Frank Bass

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