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Getting married, buying a home and starting a family have long been major milestones in American life. However, millennials are pushing back these major life decisions, especially when it comes to marriage. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median marriage age for women is currently 27.8 and the median marriage age for men is 29.8. In the 1950s, the median age for marriage was significantly lower: about 20 for women and 23 for men.

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In the seven years since the housing crash ended, home values in more than three-quarters of U.S. metro areas have climbed faster than incomes, according to an Associated Press analysis of real estate industry data provided by CoreLogic.

The home price and forecast data used in the analysis are from Zillow. The median home price is the ZIllow Home Price Index accessed in April of 2019. The estimated monthly mortgage payment is based on the Zillow Home Price Index and assumes a 30-year fixed mortgage, a 20 percent down payment, and 4.24 percent interest rate.