The Most Disturbing Divorce and Family Law Statistics

Provisional number of marriages and marriage rate: United States, 2000-2014
YearMarriagesPopulationRate per 1,000 total population
201412,140,272308,759,7136.9
201312,081,301306,136,6726.8
20122,131,000313,914,0406.8
20112,118,000311,591,9176.8
20102,096,000308,745,5386.8
20092,080,000306,771,5296.8
20082,157,000304,093,9667.1
20072,197,000301,231,2077.3
200622,193,000294,077,2477.5
20052,249,000295,516,5997.6
20042,279,000292,805,2987.8
20032,245,000290,107,9337.7
20022,290,000287,625,1938.0
20012,326,000284,968,9558.2
20002,315,000281,421,9068.2

1 Excludes data for Georgia.

2 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, 2000-2014
YearDivorces & annulmentsPopulationRate per 1,000 total population
20141813,862256,483,6243.2
20131832,157254,408,8153.3
20122851,000248,041,9863.4
20112877,000246,273,3663.6
20102872,000244,122,5293.6
20092840,000242,610,5613.5
20082844,000240,545,1633.5
20072856,000238,352,8503.6
20062872,000236,094,2773.7
20052847,000233,495,1633.6
20043879,000236,402,6563.7
20034927,000243,902,0903.8
20025955,000243,108,3033.9
20016940,000236,416,7624.0
20006944,000233,550,1434.0

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

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

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

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

5 Excludes data for California, Indiana, and Oklahoma.

6 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.