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10 Things Alaska and Alabama have in Common

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Both Have Inhabitants Who are "the Marryin' Kind"

Despite wildly different cultures, both states have similar marriage rates.
Despite wildly different cultures, both states have similar marriage rates.
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Although they have vastly different population levels, Alaska and Alabama come out nearly shoulder-to-shoulder when it comes to marriage. That's because they both rank similarly in the percentage of people who annually vow "I do."

While Alaska's nearly 700,000 inhabitants have plenty of elbow room in the 586,400-square-mile state, they still manage to mingle. As of 2007, the most recent year for which data is available, about 8.5 percent of the people in Alaska marry each year. In Alabama, about 9 percent of its residents annually tie the knot. There's no word on what percentage in each state are happily married, but it makes us think it may be time to go into the bridal business.

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