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Estimated Number of Children Involved
in Divorces and Annulments
Average Number of Children Per Decree and
Rate per 1,000 Children Under 18 Years of Age
Michigan, Selected Years 1960 - 2012

Year Michigan
Estimated Number
of Children Involved
Average Number of
Children Per Decree
Rate per 1,000
Under 18 Years of Age
1960 19,209 1.15 6.5
1970 40,596 1.36 12.5
1980 46,603 1.04 16.9
1981 45,461 1.05 16.9
1982 41,156 1.04 15.7
1983 38,712 1.02 15.2
1984 37,629 1.00 15.0
1985 38,673 1.00 15.5
1986 39,378 1.00 15.9
1987 39,321 1.00 15.9
1988 39,635 0.99 16.1
1989 39,897 0.99 16.3
1990 39,792 0.98 16.2
1991 39,000 0.97 15.8
1992 39,579 0.98 15.9
1993 39,372 0.97 15.7
1994 38,794 0.97 15.4
1995 38,611 0.98 15.2
1996 37,102 0.97 14.6
1997 36,460 0.95 14.3
1998 37,210 0.97 15.0
1999 35,973 0.95 14.3
2000 36,922 0.95 14.7
2001 36,641 0.94 14.5
2002 35,176 0.93 14.0
2003 32,731 0.92 12.9
2004 36,779 1.06 14.5
2005 31,481 0.91 12.5
2006 31,739 0.91 12.8
2007 30,953 0.90 12.7
2008 30,910 0.92 12.9
2009 29,935 0.85 12.7
2010 32,072 0.93 13.5
2011 31,203 0.92 13.6
2012 30,052 0.91 13.1


Source: Michigan Occurrence Divorce Files, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Community Health; Population Estimate (latest update 9/2012), National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Census Populations With Bridged Race Categories .

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