Divorce is a life-changing event for many and often comes with unexpected twists and turns. The law itself for divorce also is subject to change as legislation and tax reforms evolve throughout the years. For insight into the trends and rates currently surrounding divorce in Texas, please see the data below.
Texas marriage rate
Texas divorce rate
Texas divorce rate through the years
National marriage rate
National divorce rate
In 2017, the marriage rate in Texas was 7.1 (per 1,000 total population in Texas). Compared to the national marriage rate in 2017, the rate in Texas was 0.2 higher.
In 2017, the Texas divorce rate was 2.2, including annulments (rate is calculated per 1,000 total population in Texas).
The divorce rate in Texas has been trending down for the past 11 years. In 1990, the divorce rate was more than double the rate in 2017 (5.5).
The 2017 national marriage rate in the United States is 6.9. There were 2,236,496 marriages (population of 325,719,178). In contrast, the marriage rate in 2000 was significantly higher at 8.2, with over 2,315,000 marriages.
The 2017 national divorce rate in America was 2.9, with 787,251 divorces and annulments (excluding data for California, Hawaii, Indiana, Minnesota, and New Mexico).
If you find yourself faced with divorce, the Austin divorce attorneys at SSJM Family Law can help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our passionate and dedicated team.