This is rather astonishing data, consistent with the slow, but improving, Household Formation data we have seen:
According to the U.S. Census Bureau shows state marriage and divorce rates using data, from 2008 and 2018, national marriage and divorce rates declined. There is however wide variation on a state by state basis.
In 2018, the last full year of analyzed data:
- Utah had the highest marriage rate (I credit Mormons’ family values).
- Maine and Connecticut had the lowest marriage rates.
- Arkansas had the highest divorce rates (Wal-mart stock gains?).
- North Dakota had among the lowest divorce rates.
National Marriage, Divorce Rates Both Declined in the Last 10 Years
Source: United States Census