"American Gothic" by Grant Wood, 1930
"American Gothic" by Grant Wood, 1930

What do workers in production agriculture, fishing and forestry fields all have in common? According to information collected by the U.S. Census, they’re the most likely to choose a spouse within the same professional occupation – a whopping 25 percent, to be exact, with farmers and ranchers trailing along at 20 percent.

In a U.S. Census data breakdown of 40 million couples by Priceonomics analysis, Dan Kopf, and reported by The Washington Post, also found that women farmers and ranchers are 57 percent more likely to marry a man who is also a farmer or rancher. This was followed in line by 39 percent of women agricultural workers more likely to marry a fellow agricultural worker.

On the flip side, men who are agricultural workers are only 21 percent more likely to marry a woman in the same field. Men farmers and ranchers choosing a spouse in the same career field didn’t even make the top 10 list. However, interesting enough, a man working in the personal appearance field is 74 percent more likely to marry a woman who is in the same career field.

A complete breakdown of the numbers can be found by clicking here.