Divorce Rates by State (most recent data)
December 2, 2010
- Demography & Population
Divorce rates were calculated using the number of divorces and annulments by state, collected in the National Vital Statistics Report from December 2008 to November 2009, divided by state population, collected by the U.S. Census Bureau as of July 1, 2009. All figures used were the most recent available. Sources: Wall Street Journal analysis, National Vital Statistics Report, U.S. Census Bureau *There were incomplete divorce numbers over this period for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Louisiana and Minnesota, so the most recent data were used when available. Georgia's numbers are from 2003, Hawaii's from 2002, Louisiana's from 2003 and Minnesota's from 2004. Figures for Indiana and California were not included because they were at least 20 years old.
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