New US Census Report on Remarriage– 2015


The U.S. Census Bureau published a recent report on remarriage.  Here are a couple of graphs that illustrate some of the findings.

Percentage of Women Married 3 times US  2008-2012

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Which ethnic group has the highest probability of getting divorce?


There are substantial differences in the likelihood of staying married depending on ethnic group membership.  In the chart below, there are estimates of the probability of women staying married by ethnic group.  Black women are the least likely to stay married for 20 years.  Only 37% Black are still in first marriages by 20 years.  About half of White and Hispanic women are still married at 20 years.  Asian women have the highest chance of staying married for 20 years.  (79%).

For men, Hispanic men are the most likely to stay married for 20 years (62%) and about half of Black (53%) and White (54%) men staying in intact first marriages for 20 years.

Probability that Marriage will remain intact for 20 years by ethnic group

The complete report on first marriages was produced by the National Center for Health Statistics.

New information about cohabitation, marriage & divorce


The National Center for Health Statistics recently released a report on trends in the US regarding cohabitation, marriage and divorce.

The report provides tables and figures that describe:

  • Cohabitation and marital status of men and women  Tables 1 & 2
  • Age of first marriages for men and women, Tables 3 and 4
  • Length of first marriages, Tables 5-7
  • how cohabitation  impacts the durability of marriage, Tables 5-7
  • Length of separation between first marriage and divorce, Table 8

How divorce rates vary by race and ethnicity in the U S


This figure comes from a recent report by the U S Census Bureau on marriage and divorce patterns in the United States.  This particular graph shows the variation in the duration of first time marriages for women of different races and ethnic groups.  Black-non-Hispanic women have the least chance of long marriages and Asian-non-Hispanic women have the best chance of a long marriage.

More divorce statistics are here….