Births, Marriages, Divorces Decline in Montana

By Beacon Staff

Much has been written about how the recession affects our personal lives and how our priorities change when we have less money in our pockets. And numbers from the Centers for Disease Control show a subtle, but noticeable, decline in the number of marriages, divorces and births in Montana from 2008 to 2009. Here’s a few statistics recently released by the CDC:

Number of Births
Jan.-Nov. 2008: 11,541
Jan.-Nov. 2009: 11,276

Number of Marriages
Jan.-Nov. 2008: 7,016
Jan.-Nov. 2009: 6,734

Number of Divorces
Jan.-Nov. 2008: 3,766
Jan.-Nov. 2009: 3,505

Here’s nationwide numbers.