At least 9 in 10 adults ages 60 or older have been married. Specifically, 91% of men and 92% of women ages 60 to 69 and 95% of both men and women ages 70 or older have been married. These estimates are much higher than for all men (63%) and women (69%) ages 15 or older.
What are the odds of getting remarried after 60?
The trend in remarriage among adults ages 55 and older has gone in the opposite direction. In 2013, two-thirds (67%) of previously married adults ages 55 to 64 had remarried, up from 55% in 1960. And 50% of adults ages 65 and older had remarried, up from just 34% in 1960.
What percentage of adults over 65 years of age are married?
Among older women, 44 percent were married—less than the 46 percent of women 15 and older who were married. Also, older women (34 percent) were more likely to be widowed than women 15 and older (9 percent).