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US Divorce Statistics 2009

Divorce in America: By the numbers

Number of marriages 2.077.000/2.230.00
Marriage rate 6.8/1000 Americans are married/7.5 per 1,000 total population
Divorce rate 3.4/1000 people are divorced/3.6 per 1,000 population

Source: www.cdc.gov

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Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, National Center for Health Statistics, Americans for Divorce Reform

Percentage of population that is married 50.3% down from 59% in 2002,
down from 62% in 1990,
72% in 1970
Percentage of population that has never married 30.8% Up from 24% in 2002,
Percentage of population that is divorced 10.4% up from 10% in 2002,
up from 8% in 1990,
up from 6% in 1980
Percentage of population that is separated 2.2%
Percentage of population that is widowed 6.35% Down from 7% in 2002
Median age at first marriage 24.5
22.3
male
female
Median age at first divorce 32
30.1
male
female
Median age at second marriage 35.8
33.3
male
female
Median age at second divorce 42
39.3
male
female
Median duration of first marriages that end in divorce 8
8
male
female
Median duration of second marriages that end in divorce 8.5
8
male
female
Median number of years people wait to remarry after their first divorce 3.8
3.7
male
female
Percentage of married people who reach their 5th, 10th, and 15th anniversaries 5th
10th
15th
83%
68%
55%
Percentage of married people who reach their 25th, 35th, and 50th anniversaries 25th
35th
50th
35%
21%
6%
Percentage of people who marry by the age of 25 28%
27%
male
female
Percentage of people who have ever been married by the age of 35 77%
84%
male (2002)
female (2002)
Percentage of people who have ever been married by the age of 45 87%
90%
male (2002)
female (2002)
Percentage of people who have ever been married by the age of 55 95%
95%
male (2002)
female (2002)


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