November 27, 2013

Marriage and Divorce, by State

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Marriage Rates

A look at the states' married rates, measured as the percentage of households with married couples.
StatePercent of Households with Married Couples
Utah55.7%
Idaho55.0%
Wyoming52.9%
Nebraska52.8%
Iowa52.7%
Montana52.7%
Minnesota52.4%
Kansas52.2%
North Dakota51.9%
New Hampshire51.4%
South Dakota50.9%
Maine50.8%
Wisconsin50.8%
Colorado50.6%
Arkansas50.5%
Washington50.5%
Kentucky50.1%
Oklahoma50.1%
Virginia50.1%
West Virginia49.9%
Indiana49.8%
Vermont49.8%
Hawaii49.5%
Texas49.4%
New Jersey49.2%
Missouri49.1%
North Carolina49.1%
Tennessee49.1%
Oregon49.0%
Alabama48.5%
Connecticut48.2%
Pennsylvania48.1%
Michigan48.0%
Ohio48.0%
Alaska47.7%
Illinois47.6%
Delaware47.4%
Arizona47.3%
South Carolina47.3%
Georgia47.1%
Maryland46.7%
California46.1%
Massachusetts46.1%
New Mexico46.1%
Florida46.0%
Nevada45.6%
Rhode Island44.8%
Mississippi44.3%
New York44.2%
Louisiana43.7%
District of Columbia26.7%

 

Divorce Rates

How states stack up in divorce rates, measured as a percentage of people aged 15 and over who are currently divorced.
StateDivorced
Nevada14.6%
Maine14.2%
Oklahoma13.5%
Oregon13.4%
Arkansas13.3%
West Virginia13.3%
Florida13.2%
Kentucky13.2%
New Mexico13.1%
Tennessee13.0%
Wyoming12.8%
Alabama12.7%
Indiana12.7%
Arizona12.5%
Idaho12.5%
Missouri12.5%
Ohio12.5%
Alaska12.4%
Colorado12.4%
Louisiana12.3%
Montana12.3%
New Hampshire12.3%
Washington12.3%
Kansas12.2%
Vermont12.1%
Mississippi11.9%
Delaware11.8%
Michigan11.8%
Rhode Island11.5%
Georgia11.4%
Iowa11.4%
South Dakota11.0%
Texas11.0%
Wisconsin11.0%
North Carolina10.8%
South Carolina10.7%
Connecticut10.6%
Nebraska10.4%
Minnesota10.2%
Virginia10.2%
Maryland10.1%
Massachusetts10.1%
Illinois10.0%
California9.8%
North Dakota9.7%
Hawaii9.5%
Pennsylvania9.5%
Utah9.5%
District of Columbia9.2%
New York8.8%
New Jersey8.6%