Marriage Licenses Down

I don’t think this is a harbinger of the end of civilization, but its interesting that last year our office issued only 1,090 marriage licenses, the fewest since 1962! That’s 45% below the high year of 1980, when we issued 1,974 licenses.

Here are the total licenses issued by year for the century so far.

Year Number
2007 1,090
2006 1,208
2005 1,193
2004 1,290
2003 1,315
2002 1,203
2001 1,230
2000 1,349