Remarriage Facts
Likelihood of Remarriage
remarriage statistics and facts

Remarriage statistics complied from the National Center for Health Statistics (2002) show:

  • 54 percent of divorced women remarry within 5 years
  • 75 percent of divorced women remarry within 10 years
  • Black women are the least likely to remarry
  • White women are the most likely to remarry
 
Remarriage after divorce

A new 2007 report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that in 2004 (the year of the study)

  • 12 percent of men and 13 percent of women had married twice
  • 3 percent each had married three or more times
  • 58 percent of women and 54 percent of men 15 and older had married only once

Below we have converted the statistics to graphs to make the data easier to understand.  See the last page of the article if you would like to use any tables or graphs.

 
Failure of second marriages

The following statistics were complied from the National Center for Health Statistics (2002)

Fifteen percent of second marriages ended after 3 years and almost a quarter after 5 years.

Though not statistically significant, the remarriages of black women are more likely to end, and those of Hispanic women are less likely to breakup.