A new release of Census Bureau data shows that men in New Jersey are more likely to get married than women, suggesting that the shidduch crisis goes beyond the Orthodox Jewish community. The Census Bureau’s revelation is based on an analysis of the ratio of unmarried men to unmarried women among individuals aged 18 and older.
The nationwide data for the year 2019 unveiled that there were 89.8 unmarried men for every 100 unmarried women. However, the situation for New Jersey women was even worse. In the Garden State during 2019, the ratio stood at 83.8 unmarried men for every 100 unmarried women.
While the reasons behind this gender disparity in New Jersey’s marriage rates are multifaceted and complex, the newly released Census Bureau data serves as a crucial point of reference for researchers and policymakers interested in understanding and addressing marriage dynamics within the state.