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Divorce Rates by State, 1990–2009

The following table shows the divorce rate per 1,000 people in the United States according to each state from 1990 to 2009.

  Rates per 1,000 population1, 2
  1990 2000 2004 2005 2009
United States3 4.7 4.2 3.7 3.6 3.4
Alabama 6.1 5.4 4.7 4.9 4.2
Alaska 5.5 4.4 4.8 5.8 4.4
Arizona 6.9 4.4 4.2 4.1 3.5
Arkansas 6.9 6.9 6.3 6.0 5.6
California 4.3 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Colorado 5.5 n.a. 4.4 4.4 4.2
Connecticut 3.2 2.0 2.9 2.7 3.1
Delaware 4.4 4.2 3.7 3.9 3.8
District of Columbia 4.5 3.0 1.7 2.0 2.1
Florida 6.3 5.3 4.8 4.6 4.3
Georgia 5.5 3.9 3.2 n.a. n.a.
Hawaii 4.6 3.9 n.a. n.a. n.a.
Idaho 6.5 5.4 5.1 4.9 5.0
Illinois 3.8 3.2 2.6 2.5 2.6
Indiana n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Iowa 3.9 3.3 2.8 2.7 2.5
Kansas 5.0 4.0 3.3 3.1 3.6
Kentucky 5.8 5.4 4.9 4.5 4.6
Louisiana n.a. 3.4 n.a. n.a. n.a.
Maine 4.3 4.6 3.6 3.5 4.3
Maryland 3.4 3.3 3.1 3.1 2.8
Massachusetts 2.8 3.0 2.2 2.2 1.8
Michigan 4.3 4.0 3.5 3.4 3.3
Minnesota 3.5 3.1 2.8 n.a. n.a.
Mississippi 5.5 5.2 4.5 4.5 4.2
Missouri 5.1 4.8 3.8 3.6 3.9
Montana 5.1 2.4 3.8 3.8 4.0
Nebraska 4.0 3.8 3.6 3.4 3.2
Nevada 11.4 9.6 6.4 7.7 6.6
New Hampshire 4.7 5.8 3.9 3.3 3.7
New Jersey 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.8
New Mexico 4.9 5.3 4.6 4.6 3.9
New York 3.2 3.4 3.0 2.8 2.5
North Carolina 5.1 4.8 4.4 3.8 3.9
North Dakota 3.6 3.2 2.8 2.4 2.5
Ohio 4.7 4.4 3.7 3.6 3.2
Oklahoma 7.7 3.7 n.a. 5.6 4.6
Oregon 5.5 5.0 4.1 4.3 3.5
Pennsylvania 3.3 3.2 2.5 2.3 2.3
Rhode Island 3.7 3.1 3.0 2.9 3.2
South Carolina 4.5 3.7 3.2 2.9 2.6
South Dakota 3.7 3.6 3.2 3.0 3.2
Tennessee 6.5 6.1 5.0 4.6 4.0
Texas 5.5 4.2 3.6 3.2 3.3
Utah 5.1 4.5 3.9 4.0 3.5
Vermont 4.5 8.6 3.9 3.3 3.3
Virginia 4.4 4.3 4.0 3.9 3.7
Washington 5.9 4.7 4.1 4.0 4.0
West Virginia 5.3 5.2 4.7 5.1 5.0
Wisconsin 3.6 3.3 3.1 3.0 3.0
Wyoming 6.6 5.9 5.3 5.3 5.2
n.a. = not available
1. Based on total population residing in area; population enumerated as of April 1 for 1990; estimated as of July 1 for all other years.
2. Includes annulments.
3. U.S. totals for the number of divorces is an estimate that includes states not reporting (California, Colorado, Indiana, and Louisiana).
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States.

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