Here’s A Love Story Told In Data About American Families And How We’re Evolving

Robby Berman

It used to seem like there was one kind of American family: Y'know, where Dad goes to work every day while Mom stays home and raises the kids. That’s still plenty common, but more of us have been exploring different ways to work, love, and settle down — or not. And we’ve been happily inventing new family structures along the way. This infographic presents some surprising info about what Americans have been up to.

FACT CHECK TIME! This infographic got its data from a bunch of reputable sources: Family Equality Council, Williams Institute UCLA, Pew Social Trends, childwelfare.gov, the Census, choicemoms.org, and Huffington Post. Oh, and by the way, yes the average age that people marry now is the highest ever!

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