Provisional divorce rates for calendar year 2007 were released July 14, in
Divorces, and Deaths: Provisional Data for 2007,
NVSR Volume 56, Number 21. The number is a slight decline from 2006 but is stable overall, and is the same as the rate in 2005. It is an annual rate
of 0.36 divorces (i.e., 0.72 people getting divorced) for every 100
people in the population. I.e., 0.72% of the entire US population gets divorced every year.
Six states were not included because they failed to report their data: California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Louisiana, and Minnesota.
The report also includes the total numbers of divorces in each state that reported. Official state-level divorce rates still are available only through 2004.
The report for 2007 is available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr56/nvsr56_21.htm
For future reports on divorce rates, check the National Vital Statistics Reports at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/pubs/pubd/nvsr/nvsr.