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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?

Current data show the Utah marriage rate fluctuated from 8.5 to 8.0 during the 2009 to 2019 data years. In 2011 the rate peaked at 8.6 and then declined until 2016 when it reached 9.0 and then declined again. The Utah divorce rate remained fairly consistent for years 2009 through 2011 at the rate of 4.1. Then it dropped to 3.8 in 2012, and continued to drop but peaked back up to 3.8 in 2015, and 2018. There has been a downward trend over the past 30 years with an average rate of 4.2.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

Over the past 30 years, marriage rates in Utah have been much higher than U.S. rates, but the gap has narrowed consistently since 2006 and the rate difference between Utah and the U.S. has fluctuated in the same range since then.

Related Indicators

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:

Graphical Data Views

Marriage and Divorce Rates, Utah and U.S., 1990-2020

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Utah Marriages, Utah Divorces, U.S. Marriages, U.S. DivorcesYearNumber per 1,000 Persons
Record Count: 124
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 Marriages20128.5
Utah Marriages20138.1
Utah Marriages20147.5
Utah Marriages20158.1
Utah Marriages20169.0
Utah Marriages20178.7
Utah Marriages20188.5
Utah Marriages20198.0
Utah Marriages20208.3
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 Divorces20153.6
Utah Divorces20163.5
Utah Divorces20173.5
Utah Divorces20183.7
Utah Divorces20193.5
Utah Divorces20203.2
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. Marriages20196.1
U.S. Marriages20205.1
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. Divorces20103.6
U.S. Divorces20113.6
U.S. Divorces20123.4
U.S. Divorces20133.3
U.S. Divorces20143.2
U.S. Divorces20153.1
U.S. Divorces20163.0
U.S. Divorces20172.9
U.S. Divorces20182.9
U.S. Divorces20192.7
U.S. Divorces20202.3

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:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) WONDER Database, a system for disseminating public health data and information.
  • United States Census Bureau data dashboard.
  • Utah healthy Places Index, evidence-based and peer-reviewed tool, supports efforts to prioritize equitable community investments, develop critical programs and policies across the state, and much more.
  • County Health Rankings
  • Kaiser Family Foundation's
  • Medical literature can be queried at PubMed library.

Page Content Updated On 11/02/2022, Published on 12/20/2022
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