US Divorce Statistics (2014)

US marriage and divorce statistics for 2014.

By Divorce Magazine
Updated: April 11, 2016
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Provisional data for 2014 (most recent year for which statistics are available):

Number of marriages: 2,140,272
Marriage rate: 6.9 per 1,000 total population
Number of divorces/annulments: 813,862
Divorce/annulment rate: 3.2 per 1,000 total population

Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, and Minnesota.
Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Louisiana, and Minnesota.

Source: CDC/National Center for Health Statistics.

Marriage rate for women 15 years and over: 17.0 per 1,000 women
Divorce rate for women 15 years and over: 8.7 per 1,000 women
Marriage rate for men 15 years and over: 18.1 per 1,000 men
Divorce rate for men 15 years and over: 8.1 per 1,000 men

In 2014, Montana had the highest rate of divorce among men in the country, sitting at 12.2 divorces for every 1,000 men. Idaho had the highest rate of divorce among women, with 14.4 divorces per 1,000 women.  

The percentage of married-couple families has stayed consistent throughout the years. Currently, 47.9% of households have married-couple families. For the last 10 years, Utah and Idaho have had the highest numbers of families consisting of married couples. 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey.

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