What are some common divorce stats?


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A common divorce statistic is that as of 2014, the U.S. divorce rate was lower than it was in 2000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Another statistic is that divorce is most common in Alaska and least common in New Jersey, states The Huffington Post.

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The CDC reports that in the year 2000, the national divorce rate was 8.2 divorces per 1000 people, while in 2014 this rate was only 6.9 per 1000 people, up slightly from 6.8 in the years previous. As of 2009, the average duration of a marriage that ended in divorce was approximately 8 years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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