Percent of ever-divorced individuals

By age 45, about one in three Americans born in the 1950's had divorced

Divorce is common for many Americans. Among those whose marital histories are fairly complete, i.e., those born before 1950, about one in three had been divorced.

PERCENT OF ADULTS EVER DIVORCED, BY GENDER AND AGE

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), 2008.