According to the CDC’s latest statistics (2009), there were 6.8 marriages and 3.5 divorces for every 1,000 people in the United States. The divorce rate per thousand in our three jurisdictions breaks down as follows:
- Washington, DC 2.6
- Maryland 2.8
- Virginia 3.7
Both Maryland and Virginia were down 0.1 from the year before. DC stayed the same. Maryland and DC beat the national average, but Virginia is higher.