US Divorce Statistics and Divorce Rate (2016 & 2017)

US marriage and divorce statistics for 2016, plus women's and men's divorce rates and marital status from 2000 to 2017.

By Divorce Magazine
March 20, 2018

Provisional number of divorces and annulments and rate in the United States (2000-2016)

US divorce statistics 2016

2016 is the most recent year for which statistics are available.

Number of divorces/annulments: (44 reporting States and D.C.)
Divorce/annulment rate: 3.2 per 1,000 total population (44 reporting States and D.C.)

US Divorces Statistics (2016 &2017)

Provisional number of marriages and rate in the United States (2000-2016)

2016 is the most recent year for which statistics are available.

Number of marriages: 2,245,404
Marriage rate: 6.9 per 1,000 total population

US Marrriage Statistics (2016)

Note: Rates for 2001-2009 have been revised and are based on intercensal population estimates from the 2000 and 2010 censuses. Populations for 2010 rates are based on the 2010 census. Source: CDC/NCHS National Vital Statistics System.
Source: CDC/National Center for Health Statistics.

Women's and Men's Marital Status, 2000-2017

Women's Marital Status, 2000-2017 

Men's Marital Status, 2000-2017

Note: Married includes separated and married spouse absent.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements, 2000 to 2017.

Marriage and Divorce Rates for Men and Women

Marriage rate for women 15 years and over: 17.0 per 1,000 women

Divorce rate for women 5 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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