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Table 6. Partner status at age 25 and age 33 by educational attainment, sex, race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Table 6. Partner status at age 25 and age 33 by educational attainment, sex, race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                          Percent of individuals

							Age 25 in 2005-2009 		   Age 33 in 2013-2017 	
	             
             Characteristic                          Single    Married    Cohabiting    Single    Married    Cohabiting		
								

Total .........................................       52.3	 27.4	    20.3	33.0	   49.7       17.2
 Less than a high school diploma ..............       44.8	 24.7	    30.5	39.9	   32.1	      28.0
 High school graduates, no college (1) ........       45.3	 29.9	    24.9	36.0	   42.1	      21.9
 Some college or associate degree .............       53.0	 29.4	    17.7	34.8	   48.6	      16.7
 Bachelor's degree and higher (2) .............       61.4	 22.5	    16.1	27.8	   59.7	      12.5

										
Men ...........................................       59.5	 22.1	    18.4	35.9	   46.3	      17.7
 Less than a high school diploma ..............       52.8	 19.5	    27.8	41.6	   31.5	      26.9
 High school graduates, no college (1) ........       51.9	 24.2	    23.9	38.8	   38.3	      23.0
 Some college or associate degree .............       60.5	 24.0	    15.5	37.9	   45.0	      17.1
 Bachelor's degree and higher (2) .............       71.0	 16.9	    12.1	29.6	   58.7	      11.7
		
								
Women .........................................       45.3	 32.5	    22.2	30.1	   53.3	      16.7
 Less than a high school diploma ..............       36.8	 30.0	    33.3	38.0	   32.8	      29.2
 High school graduates, no college (1) ........       36.6	 37.2	    26.2	31.9	   47.7	      20.4
 Some college or associate degree .............       45.7	 34.5	    19.8	31.6	   52.2	      16.2
 Bachelor's degree and higher (2) .............       54.3	 26.7	    19.0	26.3	   60.5	      13.2
		
								
White, non-Hispanic ...........................       48.6	 30.8	    20.7	26.8	   56.0	      17.2
 Less than a high school diploma ..............       37.4	 32.4	    30.3	38.6	   33.3	      28.1
 High school graduates, no college (1) ........       39.8	 33.9	    26.3	28.8	   47.7	      23.6
 Some college or associate degree .............       48.6	 33.5	    17.9	28.4	   55.0	      16.6
 Bachelor's degree and higher (2) .............       58.8	 24.3	    16.8	22.6	   64.9       12.5
		
								
Black, non-Hispanic ...........................       68.0	 12.9	    19.1	55.8	   29.5	      14.7
 Less than a high school diploma ..............       70.4	  7.3	    22.4	53.1	   26.4       20.5
 High school graduates, no college (1) ........       66.5	 11.7	    21.8	60.7	   23.3	      16.0
 Some college or associate degree .............       66.7	 15.1	    18.2	53.9	   30.8	      15.2
 Bachelor's degree and higher (2) .............       73.4	 14.4	    12.2	54.4	   36.2	       9.3
		
								
Hispanic or Latino ............................       48.7	 30.8	    20.5	35.7	   44.9	      19.4
 Less than a high school diploma ..............       32.9	 25.1	    42.0	28.9	   35.3	      35.8
 High school graduates, no college (1) ........       43.6	 35.2	    21.2	35.8	   42.9	      21.3
 Some college or associate degree .............       52.7	 31.2	    16.2	37.3	   45.9	      16.8
 Bachelor's degree and higher (2) .............       62.8	 24.4	    12.7	35.6	   50.5	      14.0
							
															
  (1)  Includes individuals with a high school diploma or equivalent (General Education Development (GED)) credential.	
  (2)  Includes individuals with bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional degrees.				
  NOTE: This table excludes individuals who had not yet turned age 33 when interviewed in 2017-18. The National 
Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 consists of young men and women who were ages 12 to 16 on December 31, 1996. Race 
and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity groups are mutually exclusive but not exhaustive. Other race groups, which are 
included in the overall totals, are not shown separately because their representation in the survey sample is not 
sufficiently large to provide statistically reliable estimates. Educational attainment and partner status are 
determined during the month of the respondent's 25th or 33rd birthday.	



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Last Modified Date: May 05, 2020