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What is the divorce rate by years of marriage?

In this article, we’re looking at what percentage of marriages end in divorce for each 5-year increment.

You’ll learn about the divorce rate from 5 years of marriage up to 50 years.

Let’s dig in.

Let’s look at the divorce rate by the number of years a couple is married.

This table shows us the divorce rate by years of marriage.

Years Married | Divorces Per 1,000 |
---|---|

5 | 19.0 |

10 | 17.0 |

15 | 15.0 |

20 | 13.0 |

25 | 11.5 |

30 | 9.0 |

35 | 6.5 |

40 | 4.0 |

As we can see, the divorce rate drops each year of marriage.

The divorce rate is the highest in the first 5 years of marriage than any other time.

The marriage rate is 33.2 per 1,000 total population.

We use this in the following sections to make calculations for the divorce rates.

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The divorce rate for 5 years of marriage is **19 out of 1,000 people**.

**57.2% of people** get divorced after 5 years of marriage.

We know that for every 33.2 people who get married, 19 get divorced after 5 years.

This means that, of the 1,000 people that lasted 5 years, 57.2% got divorced.

The divorce rate for 10 years of marriage is **17 out of 1,000 people**.

**51.2% of people** get divorced after 10 years of marriage.

We know that for every 33.2 people who get married, 17 get divorced after 10 years.

This means that, of the 1,000 people that lasted 10 years, 51.2% got divorced.

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The divorce rate for 15 years of marriage is **15 out of 1,000 people**.

**45.2% of people** get divorced after 15 years of marriage.

We know that for every 33.2 people who get married, 15 get divorced after 15 years.

This means that, of the 1,000 people that lasted 15 years, 45.2% got divorced.

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The divorce rate for 20 years of marriage is **13 out of 1,000 people**.

**39.2% of people** get divorced after 20 years of marriage.

We know that for every 33.2 people who get married, 13 get divorced after 20 years.

This means that, of the 1,000 people that lasted 20 years, 39.2% got divorced.

The divorce rate for 25 years of marriage is **11.5 out of 1,000 people**.

**34.6% of people** get divorced after 25 years of marriage.

We know that for every 33.2 people who get married, 11.5 get divorced after 25 years.

This means that, of the 1,000 people that lasted 25 years, 34.6% got divorced.

The divorce rate for 30 years of marriage is **9 out of 1,000 people**.

**27.1% of people** get divorced after 30 years of marriage.

We know that for every 33.2 people who get married, 9 get divorced after 30 years.

This means that, of the 1,000 people that lasted 30 years, 27.1% got divorced.

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The divorce rate for 35 years of marriage is **6.5 out of 1,000 people**.

**19.6% of people** get divorced after 35 years of marriage.

We know that for every 33.2 people who get married, 6.5 get divorced after 35 years.

This means that, of the 1,000 people that lasted 35 years, 19.6% got divorced.

The divorce rate for 40 years of marriage is **4 out of 1,000 people**.

**12.0% of people** get divorced after 40 years of marriage.

We know that for every 33.2 people who get married, 4 get divorced after 40 years.

This means that, of the 1,000 people that lasted 40 years, 12.0% got divorced.

The divorce rate for 50 years of marriage is **1.7 out of 1,000 people**.

**5.0% of people** get divorced after 50 years of marriage.

We know that for every 33.2 people who get married, 1.7 get divorced after 50 years.

This means that, of the 1,000 people that lasted 50 years, 5.0% got divorced.

- The divorce rate in the US is around 44.6% of marriages.
- 57.2% percent of marriages that last 5 years end in divorce.
- 51.2% percent of marriages that last 10 years end in divorce.
- 45.2% percent of marriages that last 15 years end in divorce.
- 39.2% percent of marriages that last 20 years end in divorce.
- 34.6% percent of marriages that last 25 years end in divorce.
- 27.1% percent of marriages that last 30 years end in divorce.
- 19.6% percent of marriages that last 35 years end in divorce.
- 12.0% percent of marriages that last 40 years end in divorce.
- 5.0% percent of marriages that last 50 years end in divorce.

The average length of marriage is 8.2 years.

The success rate of marriage is 55.4%.

Since the divorce rate is 44.6%, this means 55.4% of marriages succeed.

The first 5 years are the most common years for divorce.

57.2% of people who last 5 years get divorced.

That’s almost 3 out of every 5 people that get divorced in the first 5 years.

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