The number of Americans who have always been single and will never marry is at a historic high. According to a 2014 Pew Research report, "about 20% of Americans older than 25 had always been single in 2012, up from 9% in 1960." And if the winds keep blowing in this direction, their analysis suggests that 25% of millennials will never marry.
Though wedding bells might not be ringing as often throughout the country as a whole, there are some places where marriage is alive and thriving. Genealogy site MooseRoots used census data to see how marriage rates have changed in South Carolina over time. As it turns out, tying the knot is making a comeback in the Palmetto State, and the trend is stronger nowhere than in Beaufort County. Click on the arrow at the bottom left of the heat map to watch how the number of married people has fluctuated since 1970.
You'll notice that at 8.2 percent, Beaufort County has seen the biggest rise in married couples since 1970.