Why Is This Important?Marriage and divorce are important determinants of the social structure of a population, which affects its health status. Marriage and divorce rates are simply the number of marriages (or divorces) per 1,000 persons in the population.
Marriage and Divorce Rates, Utah and U.S., 1990-2015
- Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2015
- Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health
- National Center for Health Statistics
- National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- American Community Survey
How Are We Doing?The Utah marriage rate has experienced a fairly consistent downward trend since the year 2002. The Utah marriage rate was 8.1 in 2015. The all-time low was 7.5 (per thousand persons) in 2014; and since the year 2000, the high was 10.9 in 2001. The average rate for the period 1990-1999 was 10.88; the high was 11.2 in 1990, and the low was 10.6 in 1998.
The Utah divorce rate was 3.6 in 2015, and the rate stays fairly consistent with a general downward trend over the past 25 years with an average rate of 4.1. From 1990 to 2015 the high was 5.2 in 1990 and the low was 3.2 in 2013.
Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 03/16/2017