US Marriage and Divorce Rates Both Declining

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



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