A new report shows that the divorce rate for Wisconsin is at its lowest level since 2003, the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau said Friday.
The report, based on interviews with more than 4,500 Wisconsin adults and 7,500 non-citizens, found that Wisconsin was still below the national average of 5.5 divorces per 1,000 people in 2013.
But the number of divorces dropped sharply during the recession, and the state had the nation’s lowest divorce rates during the first two years of the recession.
“The drop in divorce has been gradual and steady, but it has slowed significantly,” said David Zaslavsky, director of the Legislative Fiscal Office.
“It was not a big surprise that it’s been so steady.”
The report was based on responses to a questionnaire that was administered in mid-May and asked about the marital status of people who had filed for divorce in the state.
Wisconsin is a state that has a unique marital status that can have a major impact on a person’s economic prospects and social status.
Wisconsin was ranked number four in the nation for the proportion of people in their 30s and 40s who were married.
But that statistic was down slightly from last year, when the state ranked number two, with 6.5 percent of adults aged 30 to 39 who were currently married.
Zasavsky noted that the state is home to more than one million people.
Wisconsin’s overall divorce rate dropped from 3.6 divorces in 2013 to 3.1 in 2014, which was the lowest in the country.
The state had one of the lowest rates of divorce in Wisconsin in 2009, but the state also had the lowest number of marriages in the U.S. in 2011, when Wisconsin had about 5.2 million people in the population.
That’s the lowest level in more than 50 years.
In 2014, Wisconsin had a rate of 1.5 divorce per 1.000 people, the lowest rate in the entire nation.
Wisconsin has one of only a handful of states that still allows a noncustodial parent to apply for a divorce.
It’s one of those rare states that allows noncaring spouses to apply, according to the report.
In 2011, the Wisconsin legislature passed a law allowing noncidal parents to file for a temporary divorce in lieu of a permanent separation.
The law was repealed by the state Legislature last year.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld that decision in 2015.
Zaglavsky noted the data from the Legislative fiscal bureau comes from interviews with people who were not married at the time they completed the survey.
The survey included questions about their age, race, gender, marital status and economic status.
The number of people with a bachelor’s degree was not included in the report, and it is unclear whether people with some college education were included in some cases.
It also did not include information about how many divorces were filed by single mothers.
Wisconsin did not rank in the top 25 in terms of the number and percentage of divorcing adults in the United States in 2012.
But it ranked 11th in 2012, when a nationwide survey by the Pew Research Center found that 47.3 percent of U. S. adults were divorced.
In the latest survey, Wisconsin’s divorce rate was 10.1 percent, slightly lower than the 10.7 percent the state recorded in 2013 and 8.3% in 2014.
Wisconsin ranked fifth among states in the number who had been divorced in 2012 and fifth in 2014 according to Zasajslavsky.
The divorce rate in 2012 was 7.3 per 1 at the end of 2014.
Zawazkia said the state has been working to reduce the number, and that they are seeing a decrease in divorces.
The department will continue to work to improve the information and services that are available to help those in our community who are struggling with divorce, he said.