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Wed Jun 28, 2017, 06:23 AM

Divorce rate declines to all-time low in Kansas

The divorce rate in Kansas has dropped to its lowest level in half a century, since the state began keeping annual records in 1966.

The divorce rate last year dropped to 2.6 per 1,000 persons, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment said. There were 7,198 divorces in 2016.

The Kansas divorce rate has never been that low.

For much of the 1970s and 1980s, according to health department records, the divorce rate was above 5 per every 1,000 population, and there were more than 12,000 divorces in the state year after year.

The marriage rate in Kansas has also reached historic lows, an annual state report says. It rose a bit in 2016 but set a record low in 2015 and in 2013 at 6 marriages per 1,000 adults.

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article158199169.html

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