Age and other statistics on divorce
Whether you are in the middle of ending your marriage or trying to decide if divorce is the right move, you should keep in mind that many people have similar challenges and concerns. It is helpful to take a look at statistics on those who get divorced and remember that you are not alone.
Marriages come to an end for countless reasons, and getting a divorce can lead to a brighter future, regardless of age, the duration of a marriage and other factors.
Taking a look at data on age and divorce
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released a report that offers insight on trends related to the divorce process. The report, which reflects data from 2016, shows that for both men and women, those between the ages of 55 and 64 had higher rates of divorce in comparison to other age groups. In fact, roughly 43% of people in this age group went through the divorce process.
When considering those over the age of 20 who married at some point, 33% of men and 34% of women had gotten a divorce.
Other statistics related to divorce
In terms of financial well-being, the report found that women who got a divorce in the past 12 months had a higher chance of living below the poverty line (20%) in comparison to men (11%). When looking at those who had a spouse in 2016, 23% of women and 24% of men had a previous marital relationship that ended in divorce.
The divorce process can create stress and uncertainty, but you should approach the end of your marriage with the confidence and carefully review various factors related to your unique circumstances.