How State Marriage and Divorce Rates Stack Up

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How State Marriage and Divorce Rates Stack Up

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?

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Continue reading to view the data visualization and find marriage and divorce rates in your state. Please note that this data visualization is best viewed on a desktop or laptop computer.

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