Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Ex: How Many Are Out There?

51 million. According to a new Census Bureau report, 21 percent of men and 22 percent of women aged 15 or older have ever divorced. Do the math, and this translates into roughly 51 million exes haunting their former spouses in the United States.

Most likely to have an ex are men born in the 1940s (aged 60 to 69 in 2009, the year of the analysis) and women born in the 1950s (aged 50 to 59). Thirty-seven percent have divorced at least once.

Source: Census Bureau, Number, Timing and Duration of Marriages and Divorces: 2009

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