Why Is This Important?Marriage/divorce status is an important determinant of the social structure of a population. Studies have confirmed that marital status is among many health risk factors.
Marriage and Divorce Rates, Utah and U.S., 1990-2017
- Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2017
- 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
How Are We Doing?Generally speaking, the Utah marriage rate has experienced a fairly consistent downward trend since the year 2002 with a rate of 10.4. The Utah marriage rate did spike in 2015 with a rate of 8.1 and in 2016 with a rate of 9.0, and then in 2017 with a rate of 8.7.
The Utah divorce rate stays fairly consistent with a general downward trend over the past 25 years with an average rate of 4.1. The rate was 3.6 in 2016 and 3.4 in 2017.
Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 11/15/2018