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Mississippi among lowest marriage, highest divorce rates in US

Posted on AllSides March 17th, 2024
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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Though the number of marriages and divorces has decreased nationwide over the last few decades, Mississippi couples are less likely to get hitched or stay together. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates a fluctuating marriage-to-divorce ratio in the Magnolia State. In 2010, for every ten marriages, there were nearly nine divorces. Though 2010 is a statistical outlier, Mississippi’s divorce rate per 1,000 people was higher than the national average for most years between 1990-2022. The state’s marriage rate per 1,000 people...

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