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Apparently, love does know an age.

Most unmarried Americans would like to be married. According to a Pew Study, 61 percent of respondents (both men and women) said they'd like to be married. But marriage rates in America are at an all-time low. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that only 51 percent of adults ages 18 and older were married in 2011. By contrast, in 1960, when the average age of marriage was at an all time high, 72 percent of all adults had tied the know.

A 2013 study found that the average age of marriage for women was 27 and 29 for men. But in individual states, the data varies considerably. For example, Utah has both the lowest average marriage age for women and men at 23.8 and 25.9, respectively. The District of Columbia wins for the oldest women at 30.2, but New York has the oldest men at 30.6.  

Wondering how you stack up against? Here's a breakdown of the average age of marriage by each state and gender from the five years between 2010-2015.

Alabama

Women: 26.1
Men: 27.8

Alaska

Women: 25.5
Men: 28.2 

Arizona

Women: 26.7
Men: 28.7 

Arkansas

Women: 25.1
Men: 26.7 

California

Women: 27.9
Men: 29.9 

Colorado

Women: 26.5
Men: 28.6 

Connecticut

Women: 28.7
Men: 30.4 

Delaware

Women: 28
Men: 29.7 

District of Columbia

Women: 30.2
Men: 30.3 

Florida

Women: 27.8
Men: 29.9 

Georgia

Women: 26.8
Men: 28.7 

Hawaii

Women: 26.7
Men:  28.3

Idaho

Women: 24.7
Men: 26.2 

Illinois

Women: 27.9
Men: 29.7 

Indiana

Women: 26.4  
Men: 28 

Iowa

Women: 25.9
Men: 27.8 

Kansas

Women: 25.7
Men: 27.3 

Kentucky

Women: 25.7
Men: 27.4 

Louisiana

Women:  27.3
Men: 28.9 

Maine

Women: 27.3
Men: 29.2 

Maryland

Women: 28.1
Men: 29.9 

Massachusetts

Women: 29.3
Men: 30.5 

Michigan

Women: 27.3
Men: 29.4 

Minnesota

Women: 26.9
Men: 28.9 

Mississippi

Women: 26.3
Men: 28 

Missouri

Women: 26.5
Men: 28 

Montana 

Women: 26
Men: 28.4 

Nebraska

Women: 26
Men: 27.5 

Nevada

Women:  26.6
Men: 28.8 

New Hampshire

Women: 27.2 
Men: 29.5 

New Jersey

Women: 28.6
Men: 30.4 

New Mexico

Women: 26.8
Men: 28.5 

New York

Women: 29.1
Men: 30.6 

North Carolina

Women: 26.6
Men: 28.5 

North Dakota

Women: 26
Men: 27.5 

Ohio

Women: 26.9
Men: 28.9 

Oklahoma

Women: 25.2
Men: 26.8 

Oregon

Women: 27.1
Men: 29 

Pennsylvania

Women: 28
Men: 29.7 

Puerto Rico

Women: 28.4
Men: 30 

Rhode Island

Women: 29
Men: 30.5 

South Carolina

Women: 27.3
Men: 28.8 

South Dakota

Women: 25.8
Men: 27.8 

Tennessee

Women: 26.1
Men: 27.8 

Texas

Women: 26.1  
Men: 27.8 

Utah

Women: 23.8
Men: 25.9 

Vermont

Women: 27.8
Men: 30.2 

Virginia

Women: 26.3
Men: 29.0 

Washington

Women: 26.4
Men: 28.5 

West Virginia

Women: 26
Men: 27.9 

Wisconsin

Women: 27
Men: 29 

Wyoming

Women: 25.2
Men: 26.8 

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