4 Divorce Stats & Facts That Might Surprise You

4 Divorce Stats & Facts That Might Surprise You

If you think 50% of marriages end in divorce, you would be wrong. According to the most recent census data, the number of marriages that end in divorce is closer to 39%!

In today’s blog post, we explore 4 divorce stats and facts that will probably take you by surprise.

39% of Marriages Ended in Divorce in 2020.

One out of every three marriages in the United States is ending in divorce. This statistic comes from the most up-to-to-date census data. While this number may seem large, it has dropped significantly since the 1980’s when the divorce rate was 50%.

Approximately Every 36 Seconds a Marriage Ends in Divorce.

It is estimated that there is a new divorce occurring every 36 seconds in the United States. That’s a lot of divorces! Even though this number may be shocking, remember that divorce rates have gone down significantly over the years.

The United States Has the Third-Highest Divorce Rate in the World.

Would you be surprised to know that the United States ranks #3 in the world for divorces? According to recent data, the Maldives has the highest rate of divorce, followed by Belarus, and then the United States

The Average Length of a Marriage in The Us Is 8.2 Years.

The national average for marriages is currently 8.2 years. If you live in New York, your state has the longest-lasting marriages with the average being 12.2 years.

Here are a few more noteworthy stats and facts:

✔️More people file for a divorce between January and March than at any other time of year.

✔️The lowest divorce rate by state occurs in Illinois and Louisiana, with rates of just 1.9 per 1,000 people.

✔️The national divorce rate for adults aged between 25-39 years is 24 per 1,000 persons.

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