US Divorce Statistics by State

By Divorce Magazine
May 16, 2007

U.S. Divorce Statistics


US Divorce Statistics

# of Divorces by State (1998)
State Number
New England
Maine
New Hampshire
Vermont
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
Connecticut

Middle Atlantic
New York
New Jersey
Pennsylvania

East North Central
Ohio
Indiana
Illinois
Michigan
Wisconsin

West North Central
Minnesota
Iowa
Missouri
North Dakota
South Dakota
Nebraska
Kansas

South Atlantic
Delaware
Maryland
District of Columbia
Virginia
West Virginia
North Carolina
South Carolina
Georgia
Florida

East South Central
Kentucky
Tennessee
Alabama
Mississippi

West South Central
Arkansas
Louisiana
Oklahoma
Texas

Mountain
Montana
Idaho
Wyoming
Colorado
New Mexico
Arizona
Utah
Nevada

Pacific
Washington
Oregon
California
Alaska
Hawaii

44,016
5,132
7,021
2,559
16,524
3,165
9,615

109,585
45,781
25,295
38,509

143,138
46,042
***
40,549
38,882
17,665

72,409
15,319
9,546
25,799
2,087
2,591
6,376
10,691

227,474
3,373
16,397
1,096
29,965
9,314
36,832
14,608
35,753
80,136

96,128
22,369
34,509
26,274
12,976

35,347
15,376
***
19,971
***

70,693
3,351
7,018
2,834
***
8,039
25,798
8,835
14,818

52,016
28,786
15,208
***
3,212
4,810

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Divorce Rate by State

(ranked from lowest to highest)

(1994)

Rank State Number Rate
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51

 

Massachusetts
Connecticut
New Jersey
Rhode Island
New York
Pennsylvania
Wisconsin
North Dakota
Maryland
Minnesota
Lousiana
Illinois
District of Columbia
Iowa
Nebraska
Vermont
Michigan
South Dakota
South Carolina
Hawaii
California
Maine
New Hampshire
Ohio
Virginia
Kansas
Utah
Delaware
Montana
Missouri
West Virginia
North Carolina
Colorado
Georgia
Oregon
Texas
Alaska
Washington
Mississippi
Kentucky
Arizona
Florida
New Mexico
Idaho
Alabama
Indiana
Wyoming
Tennessee
Oklahoma
Arkansas
Nevada

United States

14,530
9,095
23,899
3,231
59,195
40,040
17,478
2,201
17,439
16,217
***
43,398
2,244
10,930
6,547
2,316
38,727
3,022
15,301
4,979
***
5,433
5,041
49,968
30,016
12,093
8,999
3,385
4,153
26,324
9,179
36,292
18,795
37,001
16,307
99,073
3,354
29,976
15,212
22,211
23,725
82,963
9,882
7,075
26,116
***
3,071
34,167
21,855
17,458
13,061

1,191,000

2.4
2.8
3.0
3.2
3.3
3.3
3.4
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.6
3.7
3.9
3.9
4.0
4.0
4.1
4.2
4.2
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.7
4.8
4.9
5.0
5.0
5.1
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.8
5.8
5.9
6.0
6.2
6.2
6.4
6.5
6.6
6.7
7.1
9.0

4.6

(Sources: National Center for Health Statistics, In Focus)

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