US Divorce Statistics through 2009

By Divorce Magazine
Updated: April 06, 2015
US Divorce Statistics through 2009

January 7, 2010. US Divorce Statistics through 2009

Rank State Divorces per 1000 people Total number of divorces from January - November/2009
1

Nevada

6.6 16,151
2

Arkansas

5.6 14,907
3

Wyoming

5.2 14,907
4

West Virginia

5.0 8,501
5

Idaho

5.0 7,065
6

Oklahoma

4.6 15,383
7

Kentucky

4.6 18,297
8

Alaska

4.4 2,943
9

Maine

4.3 5,044
10

Florida

4.3 73,860
11

Mississippi

4.2 11,389
12

Colorado

4.2 19,296
13

Alabama

4.2 18,507
14

Washington

4.0 24,064
15

Tennessee

4.0 23,695
16

Montana

4.0 3,505
17

North Carolina

3.9 33,813
18

New Mexico

3.9 7,343
19

Missouri

3.9 21,485
20

Delaware

3.8 3,186
21

Virginia

3.7 25,734
22

New Hampshire

3.7 4,589
23

Hawaii

3.7 (see note below)
24

Kansas

3.6 9,276
25

Utah

3.5 8,890
26

Oregon

3.5 12,210
27

Arizona

3.5 21,224
28

Louisiana

3.4 (see note below)
29

Vermont

3.3 1,823
30

Texas

3.3 74,895
31

Puerto Rico

3.3 13,259
32

Michigan

3.3 29,450
33

South Dakota

3.2 2,385
34

Rhode Island

3.2 3,123
35

Ohio

3.2 34,549
36

Nebraska

3.2 5,226
37

 

3.2 (see note below)
38

Connecticut

3.1 9,821
39

Wisconsin

3.0 15,745
40

New Jersey

2.8 22,021
41

Minnesota

2.8 (see note below)
42

Maryland

2.8 13,933
43

South Carolina

2.6 11,283
44

Illinois

2.6 30,006
45

North Dakota

2.5 1,525
46

New York

2.5 41,899
47

Iowa

2.5 6,768
48

Pennsylvania

2.3 25,690
49

District of Columbia

2.1 1,209
50

Massachusetts

1.8 11,451

Sources: 

Notes:

  • There were incomplete divorce numbers over this period for California, , Hawaii, Indiana, Louisiana andMinnesota. For per capita statistics, the Wall Street Journal used data from the mid-2000s to provide per capita rankings for all but Indiana and California, because data available for these states were at least 20 years old.

 

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