Marriages and Divorces--Number and Rate, by State: 1990 to 2005

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 121):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 61 rows and 17 columns.

By place of occurrence. See Federal Register Notice below table. See Appendix III


  1. Data are counts of marriages performed, except as noted.
  2. Based on total population residing in area; population enumerated
    as of April 1 for 1990 and 2000; estimated as of July 1 for all other years.
  3. Includes annulments. Includes divorce petitions filed or legal separations for some counties or States.
  4. U.S. total for the number of divorces is an estimate which includes states not reporting.
    Beginning 2000 divorce rates based solely on the combined counts and populations for
    reporting states and the District of Columbia.
  5. Some figures for marriages are marriage licenses issued.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.