Divorce rates went down in 2022

by ian

New federal data shows an interesting trend in marriage and divorce rates post-pandemic.

According to the CDC, marriages in the US reached a new low of 5.1 per 1,000 people in 2020, after more than two decades of hovering at 7 or 8 per capita. But that number is rising again and currently sits at 6.2.

And that’s not the only good trend – divorce rates are down. After hitting a low point of 2.1 per 1,000 in 2020, the rates have stayed down as recent data shows it’s only risen to 2.4.

Licensed marriage and family therapist Marissa Nelson told CNN that this dip in divorce could be a byproduct of the COVID-19 shutdowns, which forced couples to overcome unique hurdles and get more intentional about finances, communication, and more.