The Marriage and Divorce Rate in Every State

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Divorces across the United States have declined over the past decade, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau data. However, marriage rates also fell.

Nationally, the divorce rate fell from 9.7 per 1,000 women in 2009 to 7.6 per 1,000 in 2019. The marriage rate declined more slowly, from 17.6 per 1,000 women in 2009 to 16.3 per 1,000 in 2019.

While both marriage and divorce rates fell by national measures, a state-by-state look shows a more varied picture.

Following is a list of marriage and divorce rates in every state as of 2019, the latest available data. They are ranked by their divorce rates.

50. Maine

Maine
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Divorce rate in 2019: 4.8 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 20 marriages per 1,000 women

49. South Dakota

Pierre, South Dakota from above
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Divorce rate in 2019: 6 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 17.2 marriages per 1,000 women

47. Pennsylvania (tie)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at dusk
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Divorce rate in 2019: 6.1 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 15 marriages per 1,000 women

47. New York (tie)

New York City coastline
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Divorce rate in 2019: 6.1 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 14.3 marriages per 1,000 women

46. Illinois

Bloomington, Illinois
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Divorce rate in 2019: 6.2 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 15.8 marriages per 1,000 women

44. New Jersey (tie)

Jersey City, New Jersey
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Divorce rate in 2019: 6.3 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 14 marriages per 1,000 women

44. Iowa (tie)

Iowa farm
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Divorce rate in 2019: 6.3 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 15.6 marriages per 1,000 women

42. Wisconsin (tie)

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Divorce rate in 2019: 6.4 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 15.3 marriages per 1,000 women

42. Massachusetts (tie)

Boston, Massachusetts
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Divorce rate in 2019: 6.4 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 15.3 marriages per 1,000 women

41. California

Walnut Creek, California
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Divorce rate in 2019: 6.5 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 15.5 marriages per 1,000 women

38. South Carolina (three-way tie)

South Carolina beach
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Divorce rate in 2019: 6.6 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 15.1 marriages per 1,000 women

38. Rhode Island (three-way tie)

Providence, Rhode Island
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Divorce rate in 2019: 6.6 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 12.4 marriages per 1,000 women

38. Hawaii (three-way tie)

Lanikai Hawaii, aerial view
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Divorce rate in 2019: 6.6 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 15.5 marriages per 1,000 women

37. Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Divorce rate in 2019: 6.7 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 17.7 marriages per 1,000 women

36. Vermont

Vermont
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Divorce rate in 2019: 6.8 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 12.5 marriages per 1,000 women

34. Nebraska (tie)

Harvest in Nebraska
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Divorce rate in 2019: 6.9 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 18.8 marriages per 1,000 women

34. Alaska (tie)

Anchorage, Alaska
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Divorce rate in 2019: 6.9 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 17.7 marriages per 1,000 women

32. Maryland (tie)

U.S. Naval Academy
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Divorce rate in 2019: 7.1 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 15.6 marriages per 1,000 women

32. Connecticut (tie)

The skyline of Hartford Connecticut, where median rents are relatively low
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Divorce rate in 2019: 7.1 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 12.4 marriages per 1,000 women

31. Louisiana

Lake Pontchartrain
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Divorce rate in 2019: 7.3 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 14.1 marriages per 1,000 women

30. Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Divorce rate in 2019: 7.4 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 15.9 marriages per 1,000 women

29. Washington

Bellevue, Washington
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Divorce rate in 2019: 7.8 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 20.9 marriages per 1,000 women

27. Virginia (tie)

Arlington, Virginia
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Divorce rate in 2019: 7.9 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 17.7 marriages per 1,000 women

27. Colorado (tie)

Grand Lake, Colorado
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Divorce rate in 2019: 7.9 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 20.9 marriages per 1,000 women

25. North Carolina (tie)

nature
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Divorce rate in 2019: 8 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 15.8 marriages per 1,000 women

25. Idaho (tie)

Boise, Idaho
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Divorce rate in 2019: 8 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 18.9 marriages per 1,000 women

24. Florida

Orlando, Florida
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Divorce rate in 2019: 8.1 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 15.2 marriages per 1,000 women

22. New Hampshire (tie)

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Divorce rate in 2019: 8.2 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 14.8 marriages per 1,000 women

22. Arizona (tie)

Phoenix, Arizona
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Divorce rate in 2019: 8.2 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 15.6 marriages per 1,000 women

20. Oregon (tie)

Medford, Oregon
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Divorce rate in 2019: 8.3 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 16.3 marriages per 1,000 women

20. Ohio (tie)

Columbus, Ohio
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Divorce rate in 2019: 8.3 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 15.9 marriages per 1,000 women

19. West Virginia

New River Gorge Bridge
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Divorce rate in 2019: 8.4 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 15.6 marriages per 1,000 women

18. Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee
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Divorce rate in 2019: 8.5 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 17.2 marriages per 1,000 women

16. Texas (tie)

Houston, Texas
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Divorce rate in 2019: 8.6 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 18.2 marriages per 1,000 women

16. North Dakota (tie)

North Dakota
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Divorce rate in 2019: 8.6 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 19.5 marriages per 1,000 women

14. Montana (tie)

Bowman Lake
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Divorce rate in 2019: 8.7 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 15.6 marriages per 1,000 women

14. Mississippi (tie)

Fishing boats in Biloxi, Mississippi
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Divorce rate in 2019: 8.7 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 15.8 marriages per 1,000 women

13. Georgia

Kennesaw, Georgia
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Divorce rate in 2019: 8.9 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 17.3 marriages per 1,000 women

12. Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana cityscape
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Divorce rate in 2019: 9 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 16.9 marriages per 1,000 women

10. Missouri (tie)

The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri
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Divorce rate in 2019: 9.1 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 18.3 marriages per 1,000 women

10. Alabama (tie)

Huntsville, Alabama
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Divorce rate in 2019: 9.1 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 15.2 marriages per 1,000 women

9. Kansas

Wichita, Kansas
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Divorce rate in 2019: 9.2 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 18.2 marriages per 1,000 women

7. Utah (tie)

Provo, Utah
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Divorce rate in 2019: 9.4 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 20.7 marriages per 1,000 women

7. Delaware (tie)

Delaware
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Divorce rate in 2019: 9.4 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 11.7 marriages per 1,000 women

6. Wyoming

People kayaking on a lake with a mountain in the background.
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Divorce rate in 2019: 10 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 22.3 marriages per 1,000 women

5. Kentucky

Lake Barkley
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Divorce rate in 2019: 10.1 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 17.1 marriages per 1,000 women

3. New Mexico (tie)

nature
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Divorce rate in 2019: 10.2 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 14.2 marriages per 1,000 women

3. Nevada (tie)

Reno, Nevada
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Divorce rate in 2019: 10.2 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 17.8 marriages per 1,000 women

2. Oklahoma

Grand Lake
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Divorce rate in 2019: 10.4 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 19.5 marriages per 1,000 women

1. Arkansas

Little Rock, Arkansas
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Divorce rate in 2019: 10.7 divorces per 1,000 women

Marriage rate in 2019: 16.5 marriages per 1,000 women

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