Table 3. Marital Status for Men and Women 15 Years Old and Over
               New Jersey and United States: 2001 - 2017
Two-year Total 15 Years Married  Married        Never 
Moving Average and Over   Spouse Present  Spouse Absent  Widowed  Divorced  Separated  Married 
Men: New Jersey
 2016~2017         3,506,411         1,828,896             84,508    101,974    231,473        59,666    1,199,894
 (% distribution) 100.0% 52.2% 2.4% 2.9% 6.6% 1.7% 34.2%
 2015~2016         3,534,536         1,792,515             74,465    103,236    209,063        61,525    1,293,732
 (% distribution) 100.0% 50.7% 2.1% 2.9% 5.9% 1.7% 36.6%
2014-2015 3,507,900 1,760,500 61,700 96,200 204,800 53,400 1,331,400
 (% distribution) 100.0% 50.2% 1.8% 2.7% 5.8% 1.5% 38.0%
2013-2014 3,429,700 1,738,300 60,200 92,600 217,100 57,800 1,263,600
 (% distribution) 100.0% 50.7% 1.8% 2.7% 6.3% 1.7% 36.8%
2012-2013 3,348,300 1,663,600 59,400 89,000 235,400 67,500 1,233,400
 (% distribution) 100.0% 49.7% 1.8% 2.7% 7.0% 2.0% 36.8%
2011-2012 3,361,600 1,637,300 66,100 88,200 222,200 62,100 1,285,700
 (% distribution) 100.0% 48.7% 2.0% 2.6% 6.6% 1.8% 38.2%
2010-2011 3,403,700 1,694,700 56,400 92,500 195,100 70,600 1,294,400
 (% distribution) 100.0% 49.8% 1.7% 2.7% 5.7% 2.1% 38.0%
2009-2010 3,331,900 1,717,100 46,200 91,700 203,300 83,600 1,190,000
 (% distribution) 100.0% 51.5% 1.4% 2.8% 6.1% 2.5% 35.7%
2008-2009 3,283,100 1,710,500 52,900 80,700 189,500 69,100 1,180,400
 (% distribution) 100.0% 52.1% 1.6% 2.5% 5.8% 2.1% 36.0%
2007-2008 3,332,200 1,771,500 54,500 66,000 197,300 60,000 1,182,800
 (% distribution) 100.0% 53.2% 1.6% 2.0% 5.9% 1.8% 35.5%
2006 - 2007 3,380,500 1,807,400 64,100 68,000 200,800 60,900 1,179,300
 (% distribution) 100.0% 53.5% 1.9% 2.0% 5.9% 1.8% 34.9%
2005 - 2006 3,358,800 1,780,300 67,800 94,100 173,100 59,900 1,183,600
 (% distribution) 100.0% 53.0% 2.0% 2.8% 5.2% 1.8% 35.2%
2004 - 2005 3,285,300 1,762,700 50,400 102,100 200,500 59,800 1,109,800
 (% distribution) 100.0% 53.7% 1.5% 3.1% 6.1% 1.8% 33.8%
2003 - 2004 3,267,600 1,772,000 57,900 94,300 205,000 56,700 1,081,700
 (% distribution) 100.0% 54.2% 1.8% 2.9% 6.3% 1.7% 33.1%
2002 - 2003 3,288,100 1,820,200 78,300 87,100 198,000 63,600 1,040,800
 (% distribution) 100.0% 55.4% 2.4% 2.6% 6.0% 1.9% 31.7%
2001 - 2002 3,172,600 1,768,900 71,300 87,000 200,800 61,500 983,000
 (% distribution) 100.0% 55.8% 2.2% 2.7% 6.3% 1.9% 31.0%
Women: New Jersey
 2016~2017         3,751,663         1,828,896             50,583    351,145    327,383        88,557    1,105,099
 (% distribution) 100.0% 48.7% 1.3% 9.4% 8.7% 2.4% 29.5%
 2015~2016         3,753,557         1,792,515             46,780    342,210    309,595        87,861    1,174,595
 (% distribution) 100.0% 47.8% 1.2% 9.1% 8.2% 2.3% 31.3%
2014-2015 3,727,300 1,760,500 47,200 346,900 320,100 79,200 1,173,400
 (% distribution) 100.0% 47.2% 1.3% 9.3% 8.6% 2.1% 31.5%
2013-2014 3,699,400 1,738,300 56,400 365,400 335,600 91,300 1,112,400
 (% distribution) 100.0% 47.0% 1.5% 9.9% 9.1% 2.5% 30.1%
2012-2013 3,686,200 1,663,600 81,900 364,100 330,600 87,700 1,158,200
 (% distribution) 100.0% 45.1% 2.2% 9.9% 9.0% 2.4% 31.4%
2011-2012 3,645,300 1,637,300 71,200 349,800 306,500 78,300 1,202,200
 (% distribution) 100.0% 44.9% 2.0% 9.6% 8.4% 2.1% 33.0%
2010-2011 3,608,700 1,694,700 44,900 362,800 310,500 78,000 1,117,800
 (% distribution) 100.0% 47.0% 1.2% 10.1% 8.6% 2.2% 31.0%
2009-2010 3,598,700 1,717,100 45,100 382,000 320,800 71,200 1,062,500
 (% distribution) 100.0% 47.7% 1.3% 10.6% 8.9% 2.0% 29.5%
2008-2009 3,579,600 1,710,500 47,900 368,400 310,400 82,600 1,059,800
 (% distribution) 100.0% 47.8% 1.3% 10.3% 8.7% 2.3% 29.6%
2007-2008 3,579,900 1,771,500 45,200 359,400 300,700 96,000 1,007,200
 (% distribution) 100.0% 49.5% 1.3% 10.0% 8.4% 2.7% 28.1%
2006 - 2007 3,579,000 1,807,400 48,200 364,500 288,500 94,900 975,500
 (% distribution) 100.0% 50.5% 1.3% 10.2% 8.1% 2.7% 27.3%
2005 - 2006 3,562,100 1,780,300 59,400 354,400 294,100 101,900 972,000
 (% distribution) 100.0% 50.0% 1.7% 9.9% 8.3% 2.9% 27.3%
2004 - 2005 3,540,400 1,762,700 67,100 334,300 314,400 85,800 976,100
 (% distribution) 100.0% 49.8% 1.9% 9.4% 8.9% 2.4% 27.6%
2003 - 2004 3,536,900 1,772,000 60,800 327,400 326,700 66,800 983,200
 (% distribution) 100.0% 50.1% 1.7% 9.3% 9.2% 1.9% 27.8%
2002 - 2003 3,571,600 1,820,200 60,500 327,500 321,100 83,300 959,000
 (% distribution) 100.0% 51.0% 1.7% 9.2% 9.0% 2.3% 26.9%
2001 - 2002 3,501,200 1,768,900 57,700 341,200 307,700 96,000 929,700
 (% distribution) 100.0% 50.5% 1.6% 9.7% 8.8% 2.7% 26.6%
Men: United States (numbers in thousands)
2016~2017 125,451 62,989 1,974 3,379 10,813 2,232 44,064
 (% distribution) 100.0% 50.2% 1.6% 2.7% 8.6% 1.8% 35.1%
2015~2016 124,395 62,435 1,859 3,373 10,838 2,235 43,655
 (% distribution) 100.0% 50.2% 1.5% 2.7% 8.7% 1.8% 35.1%
2014-2015 123,056 62,095 1,870 3,172 10,808 2,286 42,826
 (% distribution) 100.0% 50.5% 1.5% 2.6% 8.8% 1.9% 34.8%
2013-2014 121,762 61,635 1,761 3,098 10,808 2,373 42,087
 (% distribution) 100.0% 50.6% 1.4% 2.5% 8.9% 1.9% 34.6%
2012-2013 120,528 61,188 1,699 2,995 10,830 2,455 41,361
 (% distribution) 100.0% 50.8% 1.4% 2.5% 9.0% 2.0% 34.3%
2011-2012 119,400 60,600 1,800 2,900 10,700 2,400 41,000
 (% distribution) 100.0% 50.8% 1.5% 2.4% 8.9% 2.0% 34.3%
2010-2011 118,300 60,300 1,800 3,000 10,300 2,400 40,600
 (% distribution) 100.0% 51.0% 1.5% 2.5% 8.7% 2.0% 34.3%
2009-2010 117,224 60,633 1,778 2,894 9,976 2,293 39,650
 (% distribution) 100.0% 51.7% 1.5% 2.5% 8.5% 2.0% 33.8%
2008-2009 116,199 60,509 1,856 2,865 9,879 2,189 38,902
 (% distribution) 100.0% 52.1% 1.6% 2.5% 8.5% 1.9% 33.5%
2007-2008 115,127 60,424 1,956 2,808 9,717 2,080 38,142
 (% distribution) 100.0% 52.5% 1.7% 2.4% 8.4% 1.8% 33.1%
2006 - 2007 113,900 60,100 2,000 2,700 9,700 2,000 37,300
 (% distribution) 100.0% 52.8% 1.8% 2.4% 8.5% 1.8% 32.7%
2005 - 2006 112,400 59,500 2,000 2,700 9,500 2,000 36,700
 (% distribution) 100.0% 52.9% 1.8% 2.4% 8.5% 1.8% 32.7%
2004 - 2005 110,971 59,296 1,802 2,692 9,117 1,878 36,187
 (% distribution) 100.0% 53.4% 1.6% 2.4% 8.2% 1.7% 32.6%
2003 - 2004 109,535 58,832 1,667 2,676 8,990 1,865 35,506
 (% distribution) 100.0% 53.7% 1.5% 2.4% 8.2% 1.7% 32.4%
2002 - 2003 107,862 58,260 1,612 2,668 8,844 1,863 34,615
 (% distribution) 100.0% 54.0% 1.5% 2.5% 8.2% 1.7% 32.1%
2001 - 2002 105,591 57,358 1,563 2,642 8,664 1,717 33,647
 (% distribution) 100.0% 54.3% 1.5% 2.5% 8.2% 1.6% 31.9%
Women: United States (numbers in thousands)
2016~2017           133,202             62,989               1,813      11,561      14,734         2,983        39,122
 (% distribution) 100.0% 47.3% 1.4% 8.7% 11.1% 2.2% 29.4%
2015~2016           132,151             62,435               1,799      11,384      14,865         3,109        38,559
 (% distribution) 100.0% 47.2% 1.4% 8.6% 11.2% 2.4% 29.2%
2014-2015 130,710 62,095 1,784 11,236 14,762 3,167 37,665
 (% distribution) 100.0% 47.5% 1.4% 8.6% 11.3% 2.4% 28.8%
2013-2014 129,421 61,635 1,777 11,184 14,544 3,178 37,103
 (% distribution) 100.0% 47.6% 1.4% 8.6% 11.2% 2.5% 28.7%
2012-2013 128,331 61,188 1,818 11,217 14,333 3,182 36,594
 (% distribution) 100.0% 47.7% 1.4% 8.7% 11.2% 2.5% 28.5%
2011-2012 126,400 60,600 1,800 11,300 14,000 3,100 35,600
 (% distribution) 100.0% 47.9% 1.4% 8.9% 11.1% 2.5% 28.2%
2010-2011 124,800 60,300 1,700 11,300 13,800 3,100 34,500
 (% distribution) 100.0% 48.3% 1.4% 9.1% 11.1% 2.5% 27.6%
2009-2010 123,932 60,633 1,604 11,414 13,542 3,183 33,556
 (% distribution) 100.0% 48.9% 1.3% 9.2% 10.9% 2.6% 27.1%
2008-2009 122,947 60,509 1,526 11,423 13,441 3,109 32,939
 (% distribution) 100.0% 49.2% 1.2% 9.3% 10.9% 2.5% 26.8%
2007-2008 121,957 60,424 1,486 11,310 13,397 3,036 32,303
 (% distribution) 100.0% 49.5% 1.2% 9.3% 11.0% 2.5% 26.5%
2006 - 2007 120,700 60,100 1,600 11,300 13,200 3,000 31,600
 (% distribution) 100.0% 49.8% 1.3% 9.4% 10.9% 2.5% 26.2%
2005 - 2006 119,400 59,500 1,700 11,200 13,100 2,900 31,000
 (% distribution) 100.0% 49.8% 1.4% 9.4% 11.0% 2.4% 26.0%
2004 - 2005 118,033 59,296 1,594 11,145 12,913 2,810 30,276
 (% distribution) 100.0% 50.2% 1.4% 9.4% 10.9% 2.4% 25.7%
2003 - 2004 116,882 58,832 1,523 11,232 12,760 2,776 29,758
 (% distribution) 100.0% 50.3% 1.3% 9.6% 10.9% 2.4% 25.5%
2002 - 2003 115,558 58,260 1,436 11,359 12,473 2,815 29,215
 (% distribution) 100.0% 50.4% 1.2% 9.8% 10.8% 2.4% 25.3%
2001 - 2002 113,208 57,358 1,331 11,299 12,009 2,700 28,510
 (% distribution) 100.0% 50.7% 1.2% 10.0% 10.6% 2.4% 25.2%
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey: March 2001 to 2017.
Prepared by : NJ Dept of Labor & Workforce Dev., Div. of Economic & Demographic Research, 10/2017.