This has led to speculation that, in the next 20 years, the native U. population is not going to increase as fast as it did in the 20th century.
Despite increased longevity, the number of members per family is not projected to increase.
In the last 50 years, divorce has become more prevalent.
In 2005, it was estimated that 20% of marriages would end in divorce within five years.
Marriage laws have changed considerably during United States history, including the removal of bans on interracial marriage and same-sex marriage.
In 2009, there were 2,077,000 marriages, according to the Census bureau.
African Americans have married the least of all of the predominant ethnic groups in the U. with a 29.9% marriage rate, but have the highest separation rate which is 4.5%.
This results in a high rate of single mother households among African Americans compared with other ethnic groups (White, African American, Native Americans, Asian, Hispanic).
Due to a constant flow of immigration, both legal and illegal, marriages can be projected to be more interracial and culturally diverse, which would lead to the majority white culture becoming the largest minority, leaving behind a more diverse population than currently present in the United States.
There are some reasons for marriage that are ephemeral. are typically arranged by the participants and ceremonies may either be religious or civil.
Whites, African Americans, and Native Americans have the highest rates of being widowed ranging from 5%-6.5%.