Statistical Abstract of the United States 1994

Statistical Abstract of the United States 1994



No. 146. Marriages and Divorces--Number and Rate, by State





[By place of occurrence]



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                               MARRIAGES \1                                MARRIAGES \1                              MARRIAGES \1              DIVORCES \3                                           DIVORCES \3

    DIVISION          ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------  -----------------------------------------

    AND STATE                  Number (1,000)                              Number (1,0Rate per 1,000 population \2    Rate per 1,000 populat   Number (1,000)                                        Number (1,000) Rate per 1,000 population

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                          1980        1985          1990         1991       1992      1980          1985       1990        1991        1992     1980          1985          1990             1991         1992          1980            1985

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     United States     2,390.3      2,412.6  \4  2,448.0  \4  2,371.0  \4 2,362.0     10.6          10.1   \4   9.8   \4    9.4  \4     9.3  1,189.0     \5 1,190.0  \5  1,175.0   \5     1,187.0      1,215.0           5.2     \5      5.0

New England              106.3       114.3         112.2        102.8      104.4       8.6           9.0        8.5         7.8         7.9     49.0          49.9          44.0             43.5         44.7           4.0             3.9

  Maine                   12.0        12.2          11.8         11.1       11.2      10.7          10.5        9.5         9.0         9.1      6.2           6.1           5.3              5.8          5.9           5.5             5.2

  New Hampshire            9.3        11.4          10.6          9.8        8.8      10.0          11.4        9.4         8.9         7.9      5.3           4.9           5.3              4.9          5.5           5.7             4.9

  Vermont                  5.2         5.5           6.1          6.0        5.9      10.2          10.4       10.7        10.6        10.4      2.6           2.4           2.6              2.7          3.0           5.1             4.4

  Massachusetts           46.3        49.8          47.8         43.4       42.2       8.1           8.6        8.1         7.2         7.0     17.9          21.6          16.8             13.5         16.7           3.1             3.7

  Rhode Island             7.5         8.0           8.1          7.5        7.3       7.9           8.3        8.1         7.5         7.3      3.6           3.7           3.8              3.3          3.6           3.8             3.8

  Connecticut             26.0        27.3          27.8         24.9       28.9       8.4           8.6        8.6         7.6         8.8     13.5          11.2          10.3             13.2         10.1           4.3             3.5

Middle Atlantic          294.0       314.3         314.1        297.2      291.9       8.0           8.5        8.3         7.9         7.7    124.7         137.1         121.6            121.4        122.3           3.4             3.7

  New York               144.5       164.0         169.3        160.1      156.3       8.2           9.2        9.4         8.9         8.6     62.0          67.6          57.9             55.6         57.0           3.5             3.8

  New Jersey              55.8        61.2          58.0         55.8       55.2       7.6           8.1        7.5         7.2         7.1     27.8          29.3          23.6             25.7         25.4           3.8             3.9

  Pennsylvania            93.7        89.1          86.8         81.3       80.4       7.9           7.5        7.2         6.8         6.7     34.9          40.2          40.1             40.1         39.9           2.9             3.4

East North Central       395.5   \6  362.2         364.5        351.4      343.9       9.5   \6      8.7        8.6         8.3         8.0    212.4     \6  192.6   \6    153.3   \6       158.3  \7    154.9           5.1     \6      4.6

  Ohio                    99.8   \6   94.4          95.8         97.4       92.2       9.2   \6      8.8        8.7         8.9         8.4     58.8     \6   53.0          51.0             54.3         53.5           5.4     \6      4.9

  Indiana                 57.9        51.1          54.3         50.6       50.4      10.5           9.3        9.6         9.0         8.9     40.0     \8   35.3          (NA)             (NA)         (NA)   \8      7.3     \8      6.4

  Illinois               109.8        97.7          97.1         92.1       93.5       9.6           8.5        8.3         8.0         8.0     51.0          48.9          44.3             45.8         43.6           4.5             4.2

  Michigan                86.9        79.0          76.1         73.6       70.7       9.4           8.7        8.2         7.8         7.5     45.0          38.8          40.2             39.8         39.4           4.9             4.3

  Wisconsin               41.1        40.0          41.2         37.7       37.1       8.7           8.4        8.4         7.6         7.4     17.5          16.6          17.8             18.5         18.3           3.7             3.5

West North Central       173.7       158.3         156.1        149.9      146.7      10.1           9.0        8.7         8.4         8.2     79.6          74.3          76.9             80.1         77.9           4.6             4.2

  Minnesota               37.6        35.1          33.7         32.8       32.3       9.2           8.4        7.7         7.4         7.2     15.4          14.8          15.4             16.0         16.3           3.8             3.5

  Iowa                    27.5        24.6          24.8         23.8       22.1       9.4           8.5        8.7         8.5         7.9     11.9          10.5          11.1             12.2         11.0           4.1             3.7

  Missouri                54.6        49.5          49.3         46.4       45.4      11.1           9.8        9.5         9.0         8.7     27.6          25.0          26.4             26.6         25.7           5.6             5.0

  North Dakota             6.1         5.4           4.8          4.7        4.8       9.3           7.9        7.3         7.4         7.6      2.1           2.3           2.3              2.2          2.3           3.3             3.4

  South Dakota             8.8         7.8           7.7          7.4        7.6      12.7          11.0       10.8        10.5        10.6      2.8           2.6           2.6              2.8          2.9           4.1             3.6

  Nebraska                14.2        12.7          12.5         12.7       12.8       9.1           7.9        7.7         8.0         8.0      6.4           6.4           6.5              6.5          6.6           4.1             4.0

  Kansas                  24.8        23.3          23.4         22.1       21.7      10.5           9.5        9.2         8.8         8.6     13.4          12.8          12.6             13.9         13.2           5.7             5.2

South Atlantic           413.1       438.8         455.4        445.8      438.1      11.2          10.9       10.4        10.0         9.7    206.3         210.5         226.1            233.3        238.9           5.6             5.2

  Delaware                 4.4         5.4           5.6          5.3        5.1       7.5           8.6        8.2         7.9         7.3      2.3           3.0           3.0              3.0          3.4           3.9             4.8

  Maryland                46.3        46.1          46.1         44.4       44.1      11.0          10.5        9.7         9.1         9.0     17.5          16.2          16.1             16.6         17.6           4.1             3.7

  District of Columbia     5.2         5.0           4.7          5.0        4.0       8.1           8.1        7.9         8.5         6.7      4.7           2.7           2.7              2.3          2.7           7.3             4.3

  Virginia                60.2        66.5          71.3         68.8       69.7      11.3          11.7       11.5        11.0        10.9     23.6          24.1          27.3             28.2         29.7           4.4             4.2

  West Virginia           17.4        14.6          13.2         12.6       12.3       8.9           7.5        7.2         7.0         6.8     10.3           9.9           9.7             10.1          9.9           5.3             5.1

  North Carolina          46.7        50.5          52.1         49.0       48.2       7.9           8.1        7.8         7.3         7.0     28.1          30.2          34.0             33.8         36.2           4.8             4.8

  South Carolina          53.9        52.8          55.8         53.3       53.3      17.3          15.8       15.7        15.0        14.8     13.6          13.5          16.1             14.7         15.9           4.4             4.0

  Georgia                 70.6        72.3          64.4         70.5       63.4      12.9          12.1        9.8        10.6         9.4     34.7          33.4          35.7             42.0         39.6           6.4             5.6

  Florida                108.3       125.5         142.3        136.9      138.1      11.1          11.0       10.9        10.3        10.2     71.6          77.5          81.7             82.7         84.1           7.3             6.8

East South Centra  \6    168.8       171.8         185.5        182.1      184.1   \6 11.5          11.4         12        11.9        11.9     87.5     \6   86.2          93.8             94.7         99.8   \6      6.0     \6      5.7

  Kentucky         \6     32.7        46.0          51.3         47.3       49.9   \6  8.9          12.3       13.8        12.7        13.3     16.7          18.3          21.8             22.3         24.2   \6      4.6             4.9

  Tennessee               59.2        55.0          66.6         68.8       70.9      12.9          11.5       13.4        13.9        14.1     30.2          29.9          32.3             32.5         33.9           6.6             6.3

  Alabama                 49.0        46.1          43.3         42.7       40.5      12.6          11.5       10.5        10.4         9.8     26.7          25.0          25.3             27.1         27.0           6.9             6.2

  Mississippi             27.9        24.8          24.3         23.4       22.8      11.1           9.5        9.3         9.0         8.7     13.8     \6   13.0          14.4             12.9         14.6           5.5     \6      5.0

West South Central       298.2       308.6         292.9        291.9      287.5      12.6          11.6       10.8        10.8        10.4    155.0     \6  160.9   \7    135.7   \7       148.8  \7    140.8   \6      6.5            (NA)

  Arkansas                26.5        31.7          35.7         38.1       37.3      11.6          13.4       14.8        16.0        15.6     15.9     \6   16.5          16.8             18.9         18.4   \6      6.9     \6      7.0

  Louisiana               43.5        39.4          41.2         36.8       35.4      10.3           8.8        9.4         8.6         8.3     18.1     \7   17.6          (NA)             (NA)         (NA)   \6      4.3            (NA)

  Oklahoma                46.5        35.9          33.2         32.6       31.8      15.4          10.9       10.3        10.3         9.9     24.2          26.4          24.9             23.6         23.4           8.0             8.0

  Texas                  181.8       201.6         182.8        184.5      183.0      12.8          12.3       10.7        10.6        10.4     96.8         100.4          94.0            106.4         99.0           6.8             6.1

Mountain                 241.7       233.7         250.9        243.5      243.7      21.3          18.3       18.3        17.3        16.9     86.1          89.9          87.0   \7        75.2  \7     78.8           7.6             7.0

  Montana                  8.3         7.2           7.0          7.2        7.2      10.6           8.7        8.7         8.9         8.8      4.9           4.3           4.1              4.4          4.3           6.3             5.2

  Idaho                   13.4        12.3          15.0         14.4       14.5      14.2          12.2       14.6        13.9        13.5      6.6           6.2           6.6              6.5          6.7           7.0             6.2

  Wyoming                  6.9         5.4           4.8          4.8        4.9      14.6          10.6       10.3        10.5        10.5      4.0           3.8           3.1              3.2          3.2           8.5             7.5

  Colorado                34.9        33.6          31.5         33.6       33.7      12.1          10.4        9.4        10.0         9.7     18.6          19.2          18.4             19.1         19.5           6.4             5.9

  New Mexico              16.6   \9   15.5          13.2         13.1       13.0      12.8   \9     10.7        8.5         8.4         8.2     10.4   \1\0   13.2           7.7              8.7          9.7           8.0   \1\0      9.1

  Arizona                 30.2        35.7          37.0         37.4       36.4      11.1          11.2       10.2        10.0         9.5     19.9          21.2          25.1             24.8         25.6           7.3             6.6

  Utah                    17.0        17.5          19.0         18.8       19.9      11.6          10.6         11        10.6        11.0      7.8           8.8           8.8              8.4          9.7           5.3             5.3

  Nevada                 114.3       106.5         123.4        114.3      114.2      142.8        113.7      105.6        89.1        86.1     13.8          13.3          13.3             (NA)         (NA)          17.3            14.2

Pacific                  298.8       310.6         334.4  \6     97.8  \7   92.8       9.4           8.9        8.5   \6   10.1  \7     9.4    187.9         188.5         180.7   \7        53.3  \7     54.0           5.9             5.4

  Washington              47.7        43.8          48.6         49.9       45.1      11.6           9.9         10        10.0         8.8     28.6          26.3          28.8             29.5         29.4           6.9             6.0

  Oregon                  23.0        22.4          25.2         24.3       24.3       8.7           8.3        8.8         8.3         8.2     17.8          15.7          15.9             15.3         15.9           6.7             5.9

  California \11         210.9       222.8         236.7         (NA)       (NA)       8.9           8.5        7.9        (NA)        (NA)    133.5   \1\2  137.5         128.0             (NA)         (NA)           5.6   \1\2      5.2

  Alaska                   5.4         6.2           5.7          6.0        5.7      13.3          11.8       10.8        10.6         9.8      3.5           4.0           2.9              3.4          3.7           8.8             7.7

  Hawaii                  11.9        15.4          18.1         17.7       17.6      12.3          14.7       16.1        15.5        15.2      4.4           4.9           5.2              5.1          5.0           4.6             4.6

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NA Not available. \1 Data are counts of marriages performed, except as

noted.

\2 Based on total population residing in area; population enumerated as of

as of April 1 for 1980; estimated as of July 1 for all other years.

\3 Includes annulments.

\4 Estimate for U.S. is based on monthly reports adjusted for observed

differences from final monthly figures. State figures are not adjusted

in this manner.

\5 Estimated.

\6 Data are incomplete.

\7 Excludes figures for States shown below as not available.

\8 Includes divorce petitions filed for some counties.

\9 Premarital health forms issued.

\10 Divorce petitions filed.

\11 Marriage data include nonlicensed marriages registered.

\12 Data include legal separations.



Source: U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, Vital Statistics

of the United States, annual; and Monthly Vital Statistics Reports.









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                 DIVORCES \3

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 \2           Rate per 1,000 population \2

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         1990          1991         1992

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  \5      4.7   \5      4.7          4.8

          3.4           3.3          3.4

          4.3           4.7          4.8

          4.7           4.5          5.0

          4.5           4.8          5.2

          2.8           2.3          2.8

          3.7           3.3          3.6

          3.2           4.0          3.1

          3.2           3.2          3.2

          3.2           3.1          3.1

          3.0           3.3          3.3

          3.3           3.4          3.3

  \6      4.2   \6      4.3  \7      4.2

          4.7           5.0          4.9

         (NA)          (NA)         (NA)

          3.8           4.0          3.7

          4.3           4.2          4.2

          3.6           3.7          3.7

          4.3           4.5          4.3

          3.5           3.6          3.6

          3.9           4.4          3.9

          5.1           5.2          4.9

          3.6           3.4          3.6

          3.7           3.9          4.1

          4.0           4.1          4.1

          5.0           5.6          5.2

          5.2           5.3          5.3

          4.4           4.4          4.9

          3.4           3.4          3.6

          4.5           3.8          4.5

          4.4           4.5          4.7

          5.3           5.6          5.4

          5.1           5.0          5.3

          4.5           4.1          4.4

          5.5           6.3          5.9

          6.3           6.2          6.2

          6.1           6.2          6.4

          5.8           6.0          6.4

          6.5           6.6          6.8

          6.1           6.6          6.5

          5.5           5.0          5.6

  \6      6.0   \6      6.5  \7      6.1

          6.9           7.9          7.7

         (NA)          (NA)         (NA)

          7.7           7.4          7.3

          5.5           6.1          5.6

          6.3   \6      5.4  \7      5.5

          5.1           5.4          5.2

          6.5           6.3          6.3

          6.6           7.0          6.9

          5.5           5.7          5.6

          4.9           5.6          6.2

          6.9           6.6          6.7

          5.1           4.7          5.3

         11.4          (NA)         (NA)

          4.6   \7      5.5  \7      5.5

          5.9           5.9          5.7

          5.5           5.2          5.3

          4.3          (NA)         (NA)

          5.5           5.9          6.3

          4.6           4.5          4.3

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