The marriage capitals of every state

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Most people would like to say their “I do’s” in a beautiful location or stunning venue. Beaches, luxury hotels and gardens come to mind. But where do married couples thrive once happily ever after begins? FindTheHome wanted to identify the U.S. cities in every state with the highest percentage of married adults.

FindTheHome looked at all cities with at least 30,000 people, except for those in Alaska and Vermont, for which the population threshold was 10,000. We then determined the percent of residents over the age of 16 who were married.

Once we found the city in each state with the highest percentage of married adults, we ordered the overall list from lowest to highest. The resulting marriage capitals ranged from 33 percent married on the low end to 79 percent married on the high end. Data comes from the American Community Survey‘s five-year estimates (from 2010-2014).

50. Delaware: Dover

 

Percent of population that is married: 33.4 percent
Population: 36,826

49. Maine: Lewiston

 

Percent of population that is married: 40 percent
Population: 36,410

48. West Virginia: Parkersburg

 

Percent of population that is married: 43.7 percent
Population: 31,195

47. Louisiana: Kenner

 

Percent of population that is married: 45.8 percent
Population: 66,926

46. Montana: Great Falls

 

Percent of population that is married: 48.3 percent
Population: 59,017

45. Rhode Island: Warwick

 

Percent of population that is married: 48.5 percent
Population: 82,065

44. New Hampshire: Nashua

 

Percent of population that is married: 48.6 percent
Population: 86,799

43. South Dakota: Sioux Falls

 

Percent of population that is married: 48.9 percent
Population: 160,964

42. North Dakota: Bismarck

 

Percent of population that is married: 49.7 percent
Population: 65,123

41. Vermont: South Burlington

 

Percent of population that is married: 50.1 percent
Population: 18,378

40. Kentucky: Georgetown

 

Percent of population that is married: 50.7 percent
Population: 30,349

39. New Mexico: Rio Rancho

 

Percent of population that is married: 52.1 percent
Population: 90,627

38. Wyoming: Gillette

 

Percent of population that is married: 52.1 percent
Population: 31,110

37. Mississippi: Olive Branch

 

Percent of population that is married: 53.4 percent
Population: 34,543

36. Nebraska: Bellevue

 

Percent of population that is married: 54 percent
Population: 52,690

35. Alaska: Badger

 

Percent of population that is married: 55.9 percent
Population: 21,175

34. Nevada: Pahrump

 

Percent of population that is married: 55.9 percent
Population: 35,009

33. Arkansas: Bentonville

 

Percent of population that is married: 57.4 percent
Population: 38,572

32. Connecticut: Trumbull

 

Percent of population that is married: 57.7 percent
Population: 36,444

31. Pennsylvania: Bethel Park

 

Percent of population that is married: 58.2 percent
Population: 32,338

30. Oklahoma: Broken Arrow

 

Percent of population that is married: 58.7 percent
Population: 101,917

29. South Carolina: Hilton Head Island

 

Percent of population that is married: 58.8 percent
Population: 38,497

28. Oregon: Lake Oswego

 

Percent of population that is married: 59.6 percent
Population: 37,310

27. Hawaii: East Honolulu

 

Percent of population that is married: 61.1 percent
Population: 48,926

26. Alabama: Vestavia Hills

 

Percent of population that is married: 61.3 percent
Population: 34,061

25. Michigan: Troy

 

Percent of population that is married: 61.4 percent
Population: 82,106

24. Iowa: Urbandale

 

Percent of population that is married: 62.4 percent
Population: 41,157

23. Idaho: Meridian

 

Percent of population that is married: 62.5 percent
Population: 81,025

22. New York: New City

 

Percent of population that is married: 62.9 percent
Population: 33,874

21. Minnesota: Maple Grove

 

Percent of population that is married: 63.4 percent
Population: 64,364

20. Arizona: Marana

 

Percent of population that is married: 63.6 percent
Population: 37,028

19. North Carolina: Wake Forest

 

Percent of population that is married: 63.6 percent
Population: 33,319

18. Massachusetts: Lexington

 

Percent of population that is married: 63.7 percent
Population: 32,306

17. New Jersey: Westfield

 

Percent of population that is married: 64.1 percent
Population: 30,647

16. Colorado: Highlands Ranch

 

Percent of population that is married: 65.1 percent
Population: 101,350

15. Wisconsin: Brookfield

 

Percent of population that is married: 65.2 percent
Population: 37,971

14. Illinois: Northbrook

 

Percent of population that is married: 65.4 percent
Population: 33,396

13. Georgia: Milton

 

Percent of population that is married: 66.1 percent
Population: 34,874

12. Indiana: Carmel

 

Percent of population that is married: 66.3 percent
Population: 83,474

11. Maryland: Potomac

 

Percent of population that is married: 66.3 percent
Population: 46,475

10. Virginia: Linton Hall

 

Percent of population that is married: 66.4 percent
Population: 39,944

9. Texas: Frisco

 

Percent of population that is married: 66.5 percent
Population: 130,499

8. Ohio: Dublin

 

Percent of population that is married: 67.1 percent
Population: 42,378

7. Missouri: Wildwood

 

Percent of population that is married: 69.1 percent
Population: 35,701

6. Kansas: Leawood

 

Percent of population that is married: 69.7 percent
Population: 32,842

5. California: Saratoga

 

Percent of population that is married: 70.1 percent
Population: 30,627

4. Utah: Lehi

 

Percent of population that is married: 70.1 percent
Population: 51,982

3. Tennessee: Brentwood

 

Percent of population that is married: 70.8 percent
Population: 39,059

2. Washington: Sammamish

 

Percent of population that is married: 72.9 percent
Population: 49,077

1. Florida: The Villages

 

Percent of population that is married: 78.6 percent
Population: 61,046

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