Nationwide, about 10.5 percent of marriages end up in divorce. However, in Oregon, the rate of divorce is 20 percent higher, with 12.5 percent of all marriages ending in divorce.
Individuals who recently had a friend get divorced at almost three times more likely to get a divorce themselves.
Oregon ranks 14th in the nation when it comes to the number of divorces. Each year in Oregon, there are 3.4 divorces for every 1,000 people. The highest divorce rate in the nation is in Nevada, with 4.5 divorces per 1,000 people.
Two Oregon towns, Brookings and Newport, are both at the top of the list nationwide for the number of divorced residents. In Brookings, 20 percent of all residents are divorced, and 15.6 percent of all Newport residents are divorced.
In Portland, 12.8 percent of the city’s residents are divorced.
According to government statistics, there were over 13,300 Oregon divorces in 2019. Nearly 2,500 of those divorces were in Multnomah County, making it the county with the most divorces in the state. This figure is down slightly from 2018, in which there were about 14,100 Oregon divorces.
The top ten cities in Oregon with the highest divorce rates are:
- Junction City
- St. Helens
- Eagle Point
- Baker City
The average age for a first marriage is currently, 26.9 for men and 25.3 for women.
For marriages that end in divorce, the average length of a marriage is just under eight years.
According to recent statistics:
- 41 percent of first marriages end in divorce
- 60 percent of second marriages end in divorce
- 73 percent of third marriages end in divorce
In 2017, the marriage rate was 6.9 per 1,000 people, with over 2,236,000 marriages. That same year, the divorce rate was 2.9 per 1,000, with about 787,000 divorces. However, in 2011, the marriage rate was 3.4 per 1,000 people, and the divorce rate was 3.6 per 1,000 people.
The Oregon divorce rate has steadily declined over the past few decades. Back in 1990, the divorce rate was approximately 5.5 people per 1,000 residents. However, today that figure is closer to 3.4 people per 1,000 residents.
Postnuptial agreements most commonly address the following issues:
- Property division
- Spousal support
- Retirement accounts