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National Marriage, Divorce Rates Both Declined in the Last 10 Years

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From 2008 to 2018, national marriage and divorce rates declined. However, both rates vary by state.

A new visualization from the U.S. Census Bureau shows state marriage and divorce rates using data from 2008 and 2018 American Community Survey, 1-year estimates.

In 2018:

  • Utah had among the highest marriage rates.
  • Maine and Connecticut had among the lowest marriage rates.
  • Arkansas had among the highest divorce rates.
  • North Dakota had among the lowest divorce rates.

How do the marriage and divorce rates in your state compare to the national average? How do they rank compared to other states?

Hover over each state in the map below to see how it compares to the national average. Check out the state rankings tab to see how your state compared to other states in both 2008 and 2018.

Note: Select the image to go to the interactive data visualization.

Lydia Anderson and Brian Knop are family demographers in the Census Bureau’s Fertility and Family Statistics Branch.

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Page Last Revised - May 25, 2023
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