U.S. Divorce Statistics (2009)

By Divorce Magazine
Updated: January 22, 2015
 Divorce rates by States (in order of highest to lowest)
This chart demonstrates geographic variations in divorce in the United States. All figures are based on national, regional, and state divorce rates per 1,000 men and women aged 15 and over in 2009. Data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.  State rates are in placed in the order of  highest to lowest.
Area Men Area Women
  Divorce   Divorce
  Rate   Rate
United States 9.2 United States 9.7
Region   Region  
South 10.2 South 11.1
West 9.2 West 9.8
Midwest 9.1 Midwest 9.2
Northeast 7.2 Northeast 7.5
       
State   State  
Arkansas 13.5 Alaska 16.2
Maine 13 Oklahoma 14.1
Oklahoma 12.8 Alabama 13.9
Alabama 12.7 Kentucky 13.5
Kentucky 12.6 Arkansas 12.8
Alaska 12.5 Mississippi 12.5
Nevada 12.3 Nevada 12.3
Colorado 11.6 Arizona 11.9
Georgia 11.5 Texas 11.9
Tennessee 11.4 West Virginia 11.8
Mississippi 11.1 Georgia 11.7
Louisiana 11 Tennessee 11.6
Indiana 11 Vermont 11.5
South Dakota 10.9 Oregon 11.4
West Virginia 10.9 Montana 11.1
Arizona 10.8 Utah 10.8
Kansas 10.6 Iowa 10.8
Oregon 10.4 Wyoming 10.7
Wyoming 10.3 Connecticut 10.7
New Mexico 10.2 Indiana 10.7
Utah 10.2 Washington 10.6
Iowa 10.2 Missouri 10.4
New Hampshire 10.1 North Carolina 10.3
Washington 10 Kansas 10.2
Texas 10 Virginia 10.2
North Carolina 9.9 New Mexico 10.1
Vermont 9.6 Louisiana 10
Missouri 9.5 Ohio 10
Ohio 9.5 Florida 9.9
Rhode Island 9.4 Nebraska 9.8
Michigan 9.2 Idaho 9.7
Montana 9.1 New Hampshire 9.6
Delaware 8.9 Rhode Island 9.5
Virginia 8.9 Colorado 9.4
Nebraska 8.8 Michigan 9.3
Maryland 8.8 Maine 9.1
Florida 8.5 South Dakota 8.9
Hawaii 8.3 California 8.9
Wisconsin 8.3 Delaware 8.7
South Carolina 8.1 District of Columbia 8.3
North Dakota 8 North Dakota 8.3
Illinois 8 Maryland 8.2
California 8 Illinois 8
Massachusetts 7.8 Hawaii 7.8
Idaho 7.7 South Carolina 7.8
Pennsylvania 7.7 Minnesota 7.8
Minnesota 7.4 Wisconsin 7.5
Connecticut 6.7 Pennsylvania 7.4
New York 6.6 New York 7.3
District of Columbia 6.3 Massachusetts 7
New Jersey 6.1 New Jersey 6
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2009.

 
Divorce Rates by States
This chart demonstrates geographic variations in divorce in the United States. All figures are based on national, regional, and state divorce rates per 1,000 men and women aged 15 and over in 2009. Data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, American Comminuty Survey.
Area Men Women
Divorce
Rate Rate
United States 9.2 9.7
Region    
Northeast 7.2 7.5
Midwest 9.1 9.2
South 10.2 11.1
West 9.2 9.8
     
State    
Alabama 12.7 13.9
Alaska 12.5 16.2
Arizona 10.8 11.9
Arkansas 13.5 12.8
California 8 8.9
Colorado 11.6 9.4
Connecticut 6.7 10.7
Delaware 8.9 8.7
District of Columbia 6.3 8.3
Florida 8.5 9.9
Georgia 11.5 11.7
Hawaii 8.3 7.8
Idaho 7.7 9.7
Illinois 8 8
Indiana 11 10.7
Iowa 10.2 10.8
Kansas 10.6 10.2
Kentucky 12.6 13.5
Louisiana 11 10
Maine 13 9.1
Maryland 8.8 8.2
Massachusetts 7.8 7
Michigan 9.2 9.3
Minnesota 7.4 7.8
Mississippi 11.1 12.5
Missouri 9.5 10.4
Montana 9.1 11.1
Nebraska 8.8 9.8
Nevada 12.3 12.3
New Hampshire 10.1 9.6
New Jersey 6.1 6
New Mexico 10.2 10.1
New York 6.6 7.3
North Carolina 9.9 10.3
North Dakota 8 8.3
Ohio 9.5 10
Oklahoma 12.8 14.1
Oregon 10.4 11.4
Pennsylvania 7.7 7.4
Rhode Island 9.4 9.5
South Carolina 8.1 7.8
South Dakota 10.9 8.9
Tennessee 11.4 11.6
Texas 10 11.9
Utah 10.2 10.8
Vermont 9.6 11.5
Virginia 8.9 10.2
Washington 10 10.6
West Virginia 10.9 11.8
Wisconsin 8.3 7.5
Wyoming 10.3 10.7

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2009.

 
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