Divorce Rates according to the Wall Street Journal and CDC

It seems like Divorce Rates and Postnuptial Agreements are the most popular topics we’ve published. So here’s a rundown on recent divorce statistics.

Divorce Rate from the US Census Bureau:

Divorce Rate from Center for Disease Control (CDC):

There’s also this Wall Street Journal data which we put into the following chart:

us divorce rate by state

Also, follow this link to see how the U.S. divorce rate compares to other countries.

* The WSJ data includes does not include Indiana and California because they don’t publish current numbers. Sources: Wall Street Journal analysis, National Vital Statistics Report, U.S. Census Bureau. Read the full WSJ article: WSJ.

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  1. Mpratteddy
    Posted June 20, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Why does the CDC report info on divorce?

    • Posted June 20, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

      That’s an excellent question. Perhaps they gather divorce data in the course of other research? I’ll poke around for more info.

      Keep in mind the CDC is an organization that recently posted information on how to prepare for a zombie attack 😉

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