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Complete Health Indicator Report of Marriage and Divorce


Number of marriages/divorces per 1,000 persons.


Number of marriages/divorces.


Number of persons in population.

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.

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 rate in 2019 was 8.1. The Utah divorce rate remained fairly consistent with a general downward trend over the past 29 years with an average rate of 4.0. The rate was 3.6 in 2016, 3.4 in 2017, but the rate did go up to 3.5 in 2018.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

Over the past 29 years, Utah marriage rates have been much higher than U.S. rates, but the gap is closing. Utah and U.S. divorce rates have followed a similar steady but gradually declining trend since 1990. The Utah divorce rate is generally equal or a bit higher than that of the U.S. U.S. marriage and divorce rates are not yet reported for data year 2019.

Related Indicators

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:

Graphical Data Views

Marriage and Divorce Rates, Utah and U.S., 1990-2019

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Utah Marriages, Utah Divorces, U.S. Marriages, U.S. DivorcesYearNumber per 1,000 Persons
Record Count: 117
Utah Marriages199011.2
Utah Marriages199110.9
Utah Marriages199210.9
Utah Marriages199310.7
Utah Marriages199410.7
Utah Marriages199510.8
Utah Marriages199611.1
Utah Marriages199710.9
Utah Marriages199810.6
Utah Marriages199911.0
Utah Marriages200010.6
Utah Marriages200110.9
Utah Marriages200210.4
Utah Marriages200310.2
Utah Marriages20049.9
Utah Marriages20059.8
Utah Marriages20069.8
Utah Marriages20079.3
Utah Marriages20089.0
Utah Marriages20098.5
Utah Marriages20108.5
Utah Marriages20118.6
Utah Marriages20128.6
Utah Marriages20138.1
Utah Marriages20147.5
Utah Marriages20158.1
Utah Marriages20169.0
Utah Marriages20178.7
Utah Marriages20188.5
Utah Marriages20198.1
Utah Divorces19905.2
Utah Divorces19914.9
Utah Divorces19925.1
Utah Divorces19934.7
Utah Divorces19944.6
Utah Divorces19954.4
Utah Divorces19964.3
Utah Divorces19974.3
Utah Divorces19984.1
Utah Divorces19994.3
Utah Divorces20004.5
Utah Divorces20014.5
Utah Divorces20024.4
Utah Divorces20034.5
Utah Divorces20044.4
Utah Divorces20054.4
Utah Divorces20064.2
Utah Divorces20074.1
Utah Divorces20084.1
Utah Divorces20094.1
Utah Divorces20104.1
Utah Divorces20114.1
Utah Divorces20123.8
Utah Divorces20133.6
Utah Divorces20143.5
Utah Divorces20153.8
Utah Divorces20163.7
Utah Divorces20173.6
Utah Divorces20183.8
U.S. Marriages19909.8
U.S. Marriages19919.4
U.S. Marriages19929.3
U.S. Marriages19939.0
U.S. Marriages19949.1
U.S. Marriages19958.9
U.S. Marriages19968.8
U.S. Marriages19978.9
U.S. Marriages19989.0
U.S. Marriages19998.3
U.S. Marriages20008.2
U.S. Marriages20018.2
U.S. Marriages20028.0
U.S. Marriages20037.7
U.S. Marriages20047.8
U.S. Marriages20057.6
U.S. Marriages20067.5
U.S. Marriages20077.3
U.S. Marriages20087.1
U.S. Marriages20096.8
U.S. Marriages20106.8
U.S. Marriages20116.8
U.S. Marriages20126.8
U.S. Marriages20136.8
U.S. Marriages20146.9
U.S. Marriages20156.9
U.S. Marriages20167.0
U.S. Marriages20176.9
U.S. Marriages20186.5
U.S. Divorces19904.7
U.S. Divorces19914.7
U.S. Divorces19924.8
U.S. Divorces19934.6
U.S. Divorces19944.6
U.S. Divorces19954.4
U.S. Divorces19964.3
U.S. Divorces19974.3
U.S. Divorces19984.3
U.S. Divorces19994.2
U.S. Divorces20004.0
U.S. Divorces20014.0
U.S. Divorces20023.9
U.S. Divorces20033.8
U.S. Divorces20043.7
U.S. Divorces20053.6
U.S. Divorces20063.7
U.S. Divorces20073.6
U.S. Divorces20083.5
U.S. Divorces20093.5
U.S. Divorces20103.7
U.S. Divorces20113.7
U.S. Divorces20123.4
U.S. Divorces20133.2
U.S. Divorces20143.5
U.S. Divorces20153.8
U.S. Divorces20163.7
U.S. Divorces20173.6
U.S. Divorces20183.8

Data Sources

  • Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health
  • Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2018
  • National Center for Health Statistics
  • National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

Page Content Updated On 04/12/2021, Published on 04/12/2021
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