Shocking Divorce Statistics

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19 Divorce statistics from the United States that you did not know! Are couples with college degrees more likely to get divorced? Is your third marriage more likely to last than your first or second? Presented By: Law Office of Steven Fritsch

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Shocking Divorce Statistics

  1. 1. The United States has the third highest divorce rate in the world
  2. 2. DIVORCES per minute
  3. 3. 3,117 DIVORCES per day
  4. 4. 94,800 DIVORCES per month
  5. 5. Around 50 percent of marriages in the United States end in divorce.
  6. 6. 41 percent of first marriages end in divorce. 41%
  7. 7. 60 percent of second marriages end in divorce. 60% Second Marriage First Marriage
  8. 8. 73 percent of third marriages end in divorce. 73% Third Marriage Second MarriageFirst Marriage
  9. 9. Average Divorce Rate: 3.6 per 1,000 population (44 reporting States and D.C.)
  10. 10. Nevada has the highest rate of divorces
  11. 11. Iowa has the lowest rate of divorces
  12. 12. If you’ve attended college, your risk of divorce decreases by 13 percent.
  13. 13. The average age for couples going through their first divorce is 30 years old
  14. 14. The average length of a marriage that ends in divorce is eight years
  15. 15. People wait an average of three years after a divorce to remarry (if they remarry at all) 3 years
  16. 16. If your parents are happily married, your risk of divorce decreases by 14 percent
  17. 17. People who wait to marry until they are over the age of 25 are 24 percent less likely to get divorced
  18. 18. 2008 voter data shows that “red” states (states that tend to vote Republican), have higher divorce rates than “blue” states (states that tend to vote Democrat).
  19. 19. The divorce rate among couples with children is 40 percent lower than couples without children
  20. 20. www.oceansidedivorcelawfirm.com Carlsbad Village Dr Ste 216 Carlsbad, California 92008 Phone: (760) 683-2071

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