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1. 69% of Divorces are Initiated by Women

2. Divorce Rate is Highest Among Those with Some College Education

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3. Divorce rate in U.S. is decreasing, but it’s because the overall number of people getting married has declined.

4. Increase in “Grey” divorce: Largest segment of people getting divorced are over 50 (over the last decade).

5. States with the Highest Divorce Rate in 2018:

  • 13% Arkansas
  • 12.1% South Dakota
  • 10.8% Kentucky
  • 10.1% Oregon
  • 9.9% Indiana
  • 9.8% Alabama
  • 9.8% West Virginia
  • 9.6% Nevada
  • 9.6% Washington

Sources: cdc.gov; aarp.org; bgsu.edu; usnews.com

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