hey does anyone know where i can find divorce statistics from every state i'm doing a paper and need........

to compare rural urban and suburban divorce rates and than give my opinion as to why the rates are the way they are any ligitamate sources would be greatly appreciated. thanks for your time and help

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  • DrIG
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    1 decade ago
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    Massachusetts and Connecticut rank first and second, respectively, for having the lowest divorce rates in the nation, according to new 1994 divorce data from the National Center for Health Statistics. Both states experienced a moderate drop in divorce rates between 1992 and 1994 to remain at the top of the list. Massachusetts fell from 2.8 in 1992 to 2.4 in 1994, while Connecticut fell from 3.1 to 2.8.

    Nevada once again had the highest divorce rate in the country, even though it experienced the most marked drop in divorce rates during the two-year period. Nevada fell from 11.4 in 1992 to 9.0 in 1994.

    The divorce rate per 1,000 population for the entire United States was 4.6 in 1994, down from 4.8 in 1992. Generally, rates were lower in the Northeast and Midwest and higher in the West and Southeast.

    Only four states (New York, South Dakota, Missouri, and Mississippi) experienced a rise in divorce rates between 1992 and 1994. Eight other states held the same rate during 1992 and 1994. Vermont, with a drop in the divorce rate from 5.2 to 4.0, rose in rank from 27th to a tie for 15th position.

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    1994 Numbers and Rates for Each State

    Rank State Number Rate

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    United States 1,191,000 4.6

    1 Massachusetts 14,530 2.4

    2 Connecticut 9,095 2.8

    3 New Jersey 23,899 3.0

    4 Rhode Island 3,231 3.2

    5 New York 59,195 3.3

    Pennsylvania 40,040 3.3

    7 Wisconsin 17,478 3.4

    North Dakota 2,201 3.4

    9 Maryland 17,439 3.5

    10 Minnesota 16,217 3.6

    Louisiana *** 3.6

    12 Illinois 43,398 3.7

    13 District of 2,244 3.9

    Columbia

    Iowa 10,930 3.9

    15 Nebraska 6,547 4.0

    Vermont 2,316 4.0

    17 Michigan 38,727 4.1

    18 South Dakota 3,022 4.2

    South Carolina 15,301 4.2

    Hawaii 4,979 4.2

    21 California *** 4.3

    22 Maine 5,433 4.4

    New Hampshire 5,041 4.4

    24 Ohio 49,968 4.5

    25 Virginia 30,016 4.6

    26 Kansas 12,093 4.7

    Utah 8,999 4.7

    28 Delaware 3,385 4.8

    29 Montana 4,153 4.9

    30 Missouri 26,324 5.0

    West Virginia 9,179 5.0

    32 North Carolina 36,292 5.1

    Colorado 18,795 5.1

    34 Georgia 37,001 5.2

    35 Oregon 16,307 5.3

    36 Texas 99,073 5.4

    37 Alaska 3,354 5.5

    38 Washington 29,976 5.6

    39 Mississippi 15,212 5.7

    40 Kentucky 22,211 5.8

    Arizona 23,725 5.8

    42 Florida 82,963 5.9

    43 New Mexico 9,882 6.0

    44 Idaho 7,075 6.2

    Alabama 26,116 6.2

    46 Indiana *** 6.4

    47 Wyoming 3,071 6.5

    48 Tennessee 34,167 6.6

    49 Oklahoma 21,855 6.7

    50 Arkansas 17,458 7.1

    51 Nevada 13,061 9.0

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    Source: Monthly Vital Statistics Report, Vol 43, No. 13, October 23, 1995, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Health Statistics. Note: All statistics are for 1994 except: California (1987), Indiana (1987), and Louisiana (1983). Rates are per 1,000 population in specified area. All data are by State of occurrence rather than by State of residence.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Census bureau may be able to help you!! with numbers then go down local court library to get staticss??/for your area and compare?

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