Latest Statistics from US Census Bureau
The latest US Census Bureau and National
Center for Health Statistics contain updates through September, 2006.
Since collection of records of total divorces ended in 1998, some charts
are no longer being updated. Although the charts here are based upon
the best statistics available, there are limitations. Please refer
to the original statistical tables in the footnotes for known limitations.
The ratio of marriages to divorces
is 2 to 1 (Marriages and Divorces).
showed a sharp drop in 1998.
Marital Status for
Females 15 and over (1950 - 2005) shows that the population of unmarried
women will soon surpass the number of married women. This indicates
a rejection of the Divine Institution of Marriage by the population.
The number of Unmarried
Couple Households (liveins) is increasing steadily.
Where are the children
living (with one or two parents) due to divorce? Children living
with only one parent has increased from 9% in 1960 to 30% (29.52%) in 2005.
Of those 83% of the children live with the mother. This is creating
a society of bastards.
Population 15 & Over
Living with Parents
and Divorce Rates
Marriages and Divorces2
Marital Status of Population1
Marriage, Divorce Rates
1. Source of CPS data: U. S. Bureau of the Census,
Internet Release, "Families and Living Arrangements." http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/hh-fam.html
2. National Center for Health Statistics, Vital
Statistics Reports. Births, marriages, divorces, and deaths. Monthly
vital statistics report. Hyattsville, Maryland: National Center for Health
43 no 12, July 14, 1995, Vol
46 no 12, July 28, 1998; Vol 48 no 19, 1999; Vol 50 no 7, 2001, Vol
50 no 14, Vol 52 no 22, Vol 53 no 21, Vol. 54 no 20.
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Revised November 23, 2006
AUTHOR: Larry Wood