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National Marriage and Divorce Rate Trends

 

Provisional number of marriages and marriage rate: United States, 2000-2011
Year Marriages Population Rate per 1,000 total population
2011 2,118,000 311,591,917 6.8
2010 2,096,000 308,745,538 6.8
2009 2,080,000 306,771,529 6.8
2008 2,157,000 304,093,966 7.1
2007 2,197,000 301,231,207 7.3
20061 2,193,000 294,077,247 7.5
2005 2,249,000 295,516,599 7.6
2004 2,279,000 292,805,298 7.8
2003 2,245,000 290,107,933 7.7
2002 2,290,000 287,625,193 8.0
2001 2,326,000 284,968,955 8.2
2000 2,315,000 281,421,906 8.2

1 Excludes data for Louisiana.

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.

 

Provisional number of divorces and annulments and rate: United States, 2000-2011
Year Divorces & annulments Population Rate per 1,000 total population
20111 877,000 246,273,366 3.6
20101 872,000 244,122,529 3.6
20091 840,000 242,610,561 3.5
20081 844,000 240,545,163 3.5
20071 856,000 238,352,850 3.6
20061 872,000 236,094,277 3.7
20051 847,000 233,495,163 3.6
20042 879,000 236,402,656 3.7
20033 927,000 243,902,090 3.8
20024 955,000 243,108,303 3.9
20015 940,000 236,416,762 4.0
20005 944,000 233,550,143 4.0

1 Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Louisiana, and Minnesota.

2 Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, and Louisiana.

3 Excludes data for California, Hawaii, Indiana, and Oklahoma.

4 Excludes data for California, Indiana, and Oklahoma.

5 Excludes data for California, Indiana, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.

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.

 

 

 

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