Latest Statistics from US Census Bureau
Through Dec. 2009
The latest US Census Bureau and National Center
Health Statistics contain updates through December, 2009. 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no longer being updated.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
to the original statistical tables in the footnotes for known
- The ratio of new marriages to divorces is
to 1 (Marriages
a sharp drop in 1998 and after a brief rebound, continued to trend down.
- Marital Status for
15 and over (1950 - 2009) shows that the population of unmarried women
will soon surpass the number of married women. This indicates a
of the Divine Institution of Marriage by the population.
- The number of Unmarried
Households (liveins) is increasing steadily. *Note, due to
changes in data collection methods for cohabitation, this chart was
produced by merging data for children under 18 with children under 15
in 2007-2009 in order to show the long term trend. This accounts
for the higher numbers in 2007-2009.
- Where are the
(with one or two parents) due to divorce? Children living with
one parent has increased from 9% in 1960 to 27% in 2009.
Of those 87% of the children live with the mother. This is
a society of bastards.
Marital Status of
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.
vital statistics report. Hyattsville, Maryland: National Center for
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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, Vol. 56 no 21,
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Revised April 9, 2010
AUTHOR: Larry Wood