District of Columbia Marriage Demographics and Statistics

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This report explores how District of Columbia’s population’s marital status is changing—and how the data compares to the United States as a whole. The American Community Survey (ACS), conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, publishes detailed estimates of District of Columbia's population each year, subdivided by a wide variety of characteristics—including their marital status. "Married" includes people who are separated.

Unlike the Census—which is an exact count of people and households every ten years—ACS statistics are estimated based on a representative survey sample. 

What is the marital status of men and women in District of Columbia?

How many anniversaries have married people in District of Columbia celebrated?

In 2018, the median duration of marriage was just under 20 years. (This figure includes people who are separated.)

About the Data

Data is from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS), 1-year estimates. The population considered in this report only includes people 15 years and older. The following tables are used:

Women by Marital Status: Table B12001

Marital Status by Sex: Table B12001

Median Duration of Marriage trend: Table B12504, currently-married or separated population

This report uses the Census Bureau Data API but is not endorsed or certified by the Census Bureau.