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Statistics of Divorce

In Western cultures, more than 90 percent of people marry by age 50; however, 40-50% of U.S.’ marriages will end in divorce. In this blog post, Hollingsworth Roberts Means, LLC will explore divorce statistics to better understand this common phenomenon.

Multiple Divorces & Demographics of Divorce

  • 60% of second marriages end in divorce.
  • 73% of third marriages end in divorce.
  • 22% of women in the United States have been divorced.
  • 21% of men in the United States have been divorced.
  • 20 to 24-year-olds make up the majority of those who get divorced (37.5%.)
  • Women who are under 20-years-old make up 27.6% of all women who get divorced.

First-Time Marriage & Divorce

  • In the United States, there is one divorce approximately every 36 seconds. That's nearly 2,400 divorces per day, 16,800 divorces per week and 876,000 divorces a year.
  • The average length of a first-time marriage that ends in divorce is 8 years.
  • The probability of a first marriage ending within the first 5 years of existence is 20%.
  • The average person who gets divorced takes two years to think about it before acting.

Remarriage Statistics

  • 75% of divorcees will remarry.
  • Typically, divorcees wait 3 years to get remarried.
  • 6% of divorcees remarry their spouse.

Indiana Statistics

  • Of all Indiana cities with over 5,0000 residents, Rochester had the highest (people over the age of 15 who are divorced) divorce rate (24.3%.)
  • Of all Indiana cities with over 5,000 residents, West Lafayette had the lowest divorce rate at 2.9%.
  • Of all Indiana cities with over 5,000 residents, Nappanee had the highest amount of separated peoples at 5%.
  • Of all Indiana cities with over 5,000 residents, St. John town had the lowest amount of separated peoples at 0.1%.

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