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U.S. Divorce Rate Statistics

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Divorce rate per 1,000 population 3.4
Marriage rate per 1,000 population 6.8
Percent of Divorces by Age
Age Women Men
Under 20 years old 27.6% 11.7%
20 to 24 years old 36.6% 38.8%
25 to 29 years old 16.4% 22.3%
30 to 34 years old 8.5% 11.6%
35 to 39 years old 5.1% 6.5%
States With the Lowest / Highest Divorce Rate
  State Lowest Divorce Rate
1 North Dakota 8.1 %
2 New Jersey 8.2 %
3 New York 8.4 %
4 Massachusetts 9.1 %
5 Hawaii 9.4 %
6 Pennsylvania 9.2 %
7 Utah 9.4 %
8 Illinois 9.5 %
9 Virginia 9.6 %
10 Minnesota 9.7 %
  State Highest Divorce Rate
1 Nevada 14.2 %
2 Maine 13.6 %
3 Oklahoma 12.9 %
4 Oregon 12.8 %
5 Vermont 12.6 %
5 Wyoming 12.6 %
6 Arkansas 12.5 %
6 Kentucky 12.5 %
6 Tennessee 12.5 %
6 Washington 12.5 %
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Divorce (or the dissolution of marriage) is the termination of a marital union, the canceling and/or reorganizing of the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage.

Statistic Verification
Source: Center for Disease Control, National Survey of Family Growth
Research Date: September 15th, 2015

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