Nine Colorado Counties Where Marriage Is Least Unpopular

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Marriage may not be going out of style in Colorado counties, but it hasn't exactly gained in popularity over the past forty years — with one exception.

The numbers supporting this statement come courtesy of FindTheBest.com, using data originally assembled by the genealogy website MooseRoots.

The figures show that the percentage of people who are married went up in only one Colorado county from 1970 to 2010, the most recent year for which census digits are available.

Look below to discover the name of the one Colorado county to buck the trend, followed by the eight in which the percentages fell by the smallest amount.

These entries are followed by a heat map that provides marriage numbers for every Colorado county — not just these nine — for each decade from 1970 to 2010. Click on the arrow on the bottom left to move through the years — and click on the counties themselves to get much more information.

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Number 9: Montrose County
Percentage married in 2010: 62.2 percent
Change since 1970: Down 5.9 percent

Number 8: Weld County
Percentage married in 2010: 56.5 percent
Change since 1970: Down 5.5 percent

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Number 7: Teller County
Percentage married in 2010: 63.3 percent
Change since 1970: Down 4.4 percent

Number 6: Delta County
Percentage married in 2010: 62.4 percent
Change since 1970: Down 4.4 percent



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