Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Post-Pandemic Marriage Rates Rising, Divorces Falling with Love, Not COVID, in the Air: New CDC Data; Marriage Rates Are Up After the COVID Pandemic, New CDC Data Shows, and other C-Virus related stories

Post-pandemic marriage rates rising, divorces falling with love, not COVID, in the air: new CDC data:
Here comes the bride — and there go the divorce papers.
Marriages have been on the rise while legal breakups have been dwindling since weddings and dates were put on pause during the COVID-19 pandemic — an apparent silver lining to long lockdowns.
The number of marriages jumped from 5.1 per 1,000 people in 2020 to 6.2 by 2022 — the highest rate observed since 2018 — according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
There were more than 2,065,000 marriages in 2022, marking the first time the U.S. hit the 2 million mark since 2019.
And it turns out that New York recorded the highest percentage increase — a 21% spike — in 2022 compared with 2021.
Perhaps love does conquer all.
Amanda, 29, and Lenny Bellezza, 32, were dating for several years before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the world to stay inside.
“When we quarantined in our Queens apartment, we did all the things everyone else did: puzzles, tie-dyed clothes, binged every season of ‘Survivor’ and spent so much time with each other and our dog,” Amanda told The Post.
“After quarantining together in a small apartment for over a year, we knew we were ready to spend the rest of our lives together.”
The couple got engaged in 2021 and tied the knot in New Jersey in 2023 with their good boy Bronson by their side.
New Yorker Trevina Tadros, 32, also knew Andrew Metri, 31, was the one right when they got together. --->READ MORE HERE
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Marriage Rates Are Up After the COVID Pandemic, New CDC Data Shows:
Marriage rates have gone up in the years since the COVID pandemic began, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
On Friday, the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics released data which revealed that marriages in the U.S. have been steadily increasing since the pandemic put a stop to many weddings in 2020. According to the data, the number of marriages jumped from 5.1 per 1,000 people in 2020 to 6.2 by 2022, the highest rate observed since 2018.
This marks a slight recovery in the marriage rate, the organization said — for the last 20 years, the U.S. saw about seven to eight marriages per capita in a year. It also marks an increase of 4% from 2021.
The number varied significantly by state, too. Per the report, 36 states found that their 2022 marriage rates were the same or higher than they were before the pandemic in 2019, and 12 states saw a decline in marriages.
Additionally, the data revealed which five states had the highest marriage rates in 2022. At No. 5, Arkansas saw a rate of 7.9 per capita. Utah and Montana tied for fourth place with 9.9 per capita, followed by Hawaii at 14.4 per capita. Nevada maintained its spot as the No. 1 state for marriages with 25.9 per 1,000 people. --->READ MORE HERE
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