Table 13. Marital Status by Sex and Race for Persons 15 Years Old and Over: 
               New Jersey, 2001 to 2017 (Person Total in Thousands)
Two-year Moving Average 2001-02   2002-03   2003-04  2004-05  2005-06  2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
TOTAL
All Persons: 15 Years and Over 6,674 6,860 6,804 6,837 6,921 6,960 6,912 6,863 6,931 7,012 7,007 7,035 7,129 7,235 7,288 7,258
  Percent Distribution 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
  Married, Spouse Present  53.0% 53.1% 52.1% 51.8% 51.4% 51.9% 51.3% 49.8% 49.5% 48.3% 46.7% 47.3% 48.8% 48.7% 49.2% 50.4%
  Married, Spouse Absent 1.9% 2.0% 1.7% 1.8% 1.8% 1.6% 1.4% 1.5% 1.3% 1.4% 2.0% 2.0% 1.6% 1.5% 1.7% 1.9%
  Widowed 6.4% 6.0% 6.2% 6.4% 6.5% 6.2% 6.2% 6.5% 6.8% 6.5% 6.3% 6.4% 6.4% 6.1% 6.1% 6.2%
  Divorced 7.6% 7.6% 7.8% 7.4% 6.8% 7.0% 7.2% 7.3% 7.6% 7.2% 7.5% 8.0% 7.8% 7.3% 7.1% 7.7%
  Separated 2.4% 2.1% 1.8% 2.1% 2.3% 2.2% 2.3% 2.2% 2.2% 2.1% 2.0% 2.2% 2.1% 1.8% 2.0% 2.0%
  Never Married 28.7% 29.2% 30.3% 30.5% 31.1% 31.0% 31.7% 32.6% 32.5% 34.4% 35.5% 34.0% 33.3% 34.6% 33.9% 31.8%
 By SEX
Males: 15 Years and Over 3,173 3,288 3,268 3,285 3,359 3,381 3,332 3,283 3,332 3,404 3,362 3,348 3,430 3,508 3,535 3,506
  Percent Distribution 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.1%
  Married, Spouse Present  55.8% 55.4% 54.2% 53.7% 53.0% 53.5% 53.2% 52.1% 51.5% 49.8% 48.7% 49.7% 50.7% 50.2% 50.7% 52.2%
  Married, Spouse Absent 2.2% 2.4% 1.8% 1.5% 2.0% 1.9% 1.6% 1.6% 1.4% 1.7% 2.0% 1.8% 1.8% 1.8% 2.1% 2.4%
  Widowed 2.7% 2.6% 2.9% 3.1% 2.8% 2.0% 2.0% 2.5% 2.8% 2.7% 2.6% 2.7% 2.7% 2.7% 2.9% 3.0%
  Divorced 6.3% 6.0% 6.3% 6.1% 5.2% 5.9% 5.9% 5.8% 6.1% 5.7% 6.6% 7.0% 6.3% 5.8% 5.9% 6.6%
  Separated 1.9% 1.9% 1.7% 1.8% 1.8% 1.8% 1.8% 2.1% 2.5% 2.1% 1.8% 2.0% 1.7% 1.5% 1.7% 1.7%
  Never Married 31.0% 31.7% 33.1% 33.8% 35.2% 34.9% 35.5% 36.0% 35.7% 38.0% 38.2% 36.8% 36.8% 38.0% 36.6% 34.2%
Females: 15 Years and Over 3,501 3,572 3,537 3,540 3,562 3,579 3,580 3,580 3,599 3,609 3,645 3,686 3,699 3,727 3,754 3,752
  Percent Distribution 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
  Married, Spouse Present  50.5% 51.0% 50.1% 49.8% 50.0% 50.5% 49.5% 47.8% 47.7% 47.0% 44.9% 45.1% 47.0% 47.2% 47.8% 48.7%
  Married, Spouse Absent 1.6% 1.7% 1.7% 1.9% 1.7% 1.3% 1.3% 1.3% 1.3% 1.2% 2.0% 2.2% 1.5% 1.3% 1.2% 1.3%
  Widowed 9.7% 9.2% 9.3% 9.4% 9.9% 10.2% 10.0% 10.3% 10.6% 10.1% 9.6% 9.9% 9.9% 9.3% 9.1% 9.4%
  Divorced 8.8% 9.0% 9.2% 8.9% 8.3% 8.1% 8.4% 8.7% 8.9% 8.6% 8.4% 9.0% 9.1% 8.6% 8.2% 8.7%
  Separated 2.7% 2.3% 1.9% 2.4% 2.9% 2.7% 2.7% 2.3% 2.0% 2.2% 2.1% 2.4% 2.5% 2.1% 2.3% 2.4%
  Never Married 26.6% 26.9% 27.8% 27.6% 27.3% 27.3% 28.1% 29.6% 29.5% 31.0% 33.0% 31.4% 30.1% 31.5% 31.3% 29.5%
 By RACE
White: 15 Years and Over 5,288 5,459 5,402 5,416 5,485 5,430 5,296 5,217 5,302 5,432 5,399 5,357 5,375 5,439 5,431 5,379
  Percent Distribution 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
  Married, Spouse Present  56.1% 56.2% 54.9% 54.2% 53.9% 54.0% 53.0% 52.0% 51.9% 50.8% 49.6% 49.8% 50.2% 50.4% 51.1% 52.3%
  Married, Spouse Absent 1.2% 1.5% 1.4% 1.5% 1.6% 1.4% 1.3% 1.3% 1.1% 1.2% 1.7% 1.6% 1.2% 1.3% 1.3% 1.3%
  Widowed 6.7% 6.4% 6.6% 6.9% 6.9% 6.6% 6.6% 7.0% 7.3% 7.0% 6.8% 7.2% 7.1% 6.5% 6.6% 6.9%
  Divorced 7.9% 7.8% 8.0% 7.7% 7.0% 7.3% 7.6% 7.8% 7.9% 7.2% 7.5% 8.2% 8.3% 7.7% 7.7% 8.6%
  Separated 1.9% 1.7% 1.5% 2.0% 2.1% 1.9% 2.0% 2.0% 2.0% 1.8% 1.8% 2.1% 2.1% 1.9% 1.7% 1.7%
  Never Married 26.2% 26.3% 27.6% 27.7% 28.4% 28.8% 29.6% 29.8% 29.8% 31.9% 32.5% 31.1% 31.0% 32.3% 31.6% 29.3%
Black: 15 Years and Over 934 915 913 919 941 940 925 914 924 936 972 1,004 1,003 1,010 1,019 1,021
  Percent Distribution 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
  Married, Spouse Present  32.5% 29.6% 29.3% 30.3% 31.2% 32.3% 31.9% 29.3% 29.1% 27.6% 23.9% 25.5% 32.3% 32.2% 31.4% 32.6%
  Married, Spouse Absent 4.0% 3.4% 2.9% 2.4% 2.3% 1.9% 1.7% 1.0% 0.8% 1.6% 2.4% 2.7% 1.7% 1.0% 2.0% 3.9%
  Widowed 5.6% 5.2% 5.6% 5.6% 5.8% 6.3% 6.3% 6.9% 6.9% 5.6% 5.1% 4.9% 5.7% 6.2% 5.8% 6.0%
  Divorced 7.9% 8.5% 9.2% 8.3% 6.6% 7.7% 8.4% 7.6% 8.5% 9.6% 10.8% 10.2% 8.3% 8.0% 7.5% 7.1%
  Separated 5.1% 5.1% 4.1% 3.6% 4.2% 4.5% 4.4% 3.9% 3.8% 3.8% 3.1% 3.4% 3.4% 2.9% 3.8% 3.4%
  Never Married 44.9% 48.1% 48.9% 49.7% 50.0% 47.4% 47.2% 51.3% 50.9% 51.9% 54.8% 53.2% 48.6% 49.7% 49.5% 47.1%
Hispanic: 15 Years and Over 709 793 849 914 1,046 1,073 1,065 1,124 1,183 1,261 1,271 1,272 1,278 1,251 1,239 1,228
  Percent Distribution 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
  Married, Spouse Present  43.9% 45.9% 45.8% 41.0% 39.9% 42.3% 42.5% 39.6% 36.2% 35.8% 37.0% 40.2% 42.4% 41.5% 40.6% 41.6%
  Married, Spouse Absent 3.7% 5.1% 4.2% 3.7% 4.3% 4.6% 4.2% 3.7% 3.4% 3.4% 4.4% 4.3% 2.8% 2.4% 2.6% 3.0%
  Widowed 4.7% 3.6% 3.4% 3.9% 3.2% 2.9% 2.7% 2.6% 3.0% 2.1% 2.1% 2.3% 2.0% 2.6% 3.0% 3.3%
  Divorced 7.7% 6.7% 6.7% 8.0% 8.1% 7.8% 8.0% 8.9% 9.5% 7.5% 6.5% 6.6% 7.3% 7.5% 6.9% 8.4%
  Separated 5.0% 4.2% 3.8% 5.5% 5.5% 4.3% 4.3% 4.5% 4.7% 3.8% 3.8% 4.9% 4.1% 3.1% 4.6% 4.8%
  Never Married 34.9% 34.5% 36.0% 37.9% 39.1% 38.1% 38.4% 40.7% 43.2% 47.4% 46.2% 41.7% 41.5% 42.9% 42.3% 38.8%
Source: US Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey (CPS): March 2001 through 2017.
Prepared by : NJ Dept of Labor & Workforce Dev., Div. of Economic & Demographic Research, 10/2017.