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Arizona Divorce Statistics

Most people have heard the statistic that half of all marriages end in divorce. Many question the validity of that number, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the 50 percent guess is not far off the mark, at least for the nation as a whole. As part of its National Vital Statistics System, the CDC tracks both marriage and divorce rates both nationally and by state. All marriage and divorce statistics as reported by the CDC are per 1,000 citizens.

In 2021, the divorce rate nationwide is 2.5 per 1,000 population, which has been following a decline of the divorce rate since 2000. Rates per state, of course, vary from the national average.

How does Arizona compare to the rest of the country? Let's take a look.

CDC Marriage & Divorce Tables

Marriage and Divorce Rates in Arizona

Marriage and divorce rates in Arizona, like in other states, can be influenced by various factors, including social, cultural, and economic dynamics.

Here are some general points to consider:

Marriage Rates: The marriage rate refers to the number of marriages per 1,000 population. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the marriage rate in Arizona was approximately 5.4 per 1,000 population in 2021. This rate can fluctuate over time due to factors such as changing social norms, economic conditions, and demographic shifts.

Divorce Rates: The divorce rate refers to the number of divorces per 1,000 married population. In 2021, the divorce rate in Arizona was about 2.7 per 1,000 married population. This indicates that approximately 2.7 out of every 1,000 married couples in Arizona ended in divorce that year.

Overall Trend

Over the past few decades, the marriage and divorce rates in Arizona have followed similar patterns as the national trends. Generally, marriage rates have been declining, and divorce rates have either stabilized or slightly decreased. However, it's important to note that these rates can vary from year to year and may be influenced by factors specific to the state.

If you are part of the around 3 in 10 married Arizonans seeking divorce, let Edwards & Petersen guide you through this difficult time. You need an experienced Family Law Attorney who understands Arizona law on your side and who will guide in how to achieve the desired outcome.

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