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11 Cities That Are America's Divorce Capitals

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By    |   Friday, 24 January 2020 09:36 AM

The number of people getting divorced in America is declining. Recent data shows that divorce rates have dropped from 10.5 per 1,000 women in 2008 to 7.7 per 1,000 women in 2018, as reported by 24/7 Tempo.

That is the good news, but the shocking fact about divorce is that, despite the decreasing numbers, about 39% of all marriages will still end.

This is a national average but divorce rates are more concentrated in certain areas. To determine which of America's cities had the largest divorce rates, 24/7 Tempo took a closer look at the statistics.

The outlet took into account the number of people 15 and older that were divorced per state, and then applied the survey to populations greater than 5,000. Other factors such as poverty rates and household income were also considered.

Financial stress is regarded as one of the main reasons why marriages fail, which can be area-specific. Certain cities have better economic growth and more job opportunities than others, which contributes to financial woes.

Furthermore, couples that marry too young are more likely to get divorced, which is also something that varies among cities.

Many of these factors are area-specific, which can be seen in the findings of 24/7 Tempo's analysis.

Based on the results, here are 11 U.S. cities with some of the highest divorce rates:

1. Arizona: Cottonwood

  • Divorced population: 21.0% (the largest out of 83 cities)
  • Married population: 39.8% (10th smallest)
  • Separated population: 2.4% (14th largest)
  • Median household income: $34,209 (3rd lowest)
  • Cottonwood total population: 11,826

2. Florida: Live Oak

  • Divorced population: 22.2% (the largest out of 428 cities)
  • Married population: 37.0% (63rd smallest)
  • Separated population: 5.6% (6th largest)
  • Median household income: $39,827 (74th lowest)
  • Live Oak total population: 6,888

3. Illinois: Harrisburg

  • Divorced population: 22.1% (the largest out of 299 cities)
  • Married population: 41.9% (74th smallest)
  • Separated population: 2.7% (24th largest)
  • Median household income: $34,578 (6th lowest)
  • Harrisburg total population: 8,958

4. Oregon: Umatilla

  • Divorced population: 22.2% (the largest out of 91 cities)
  • Married population: 31.9% (the smallest)
  • Separated population: 2.5% (15th largest)
  • Median household income: $41,707 (14th lowest)
  • Umatilla total population: 7,114

5. Indiana: Martinsville

  • Divorced population: 22.7% (the largest out of 109 cities)
  • Married population: 39.4% (23rd smallest)
  • Separated population: 2.5% (13th largest)
  • Median household income: $46,635 (54th lowest)
  • Martinsville total population: 11,646

6. Kentucky: Leitchfield

  • Divorced population: 23.4% (the largest out of 71 cities)
  • Married population: 43.2% (32nd smallest)
  • Separated population: 4.6% (3rd largest)
  • Median household income: $30,773 (6th lowest)
  • Leitchfield total population: 6,784

7. Mississippi: Waveland

  • Divorced population: 23.3% (the largest out of 58 cities)
  • Married population: 36.8% (24th smallest)
  • Separated population: 4.3% (10th largest)
  • Median household income: $41,998 (27th highest)
  • Waveland total population: 6,358

8. Maine: Augusta

  • Divorced population: 23.4% (the largest out of 26 cities)
  • Married population: 36.2% (2nd smallest)
  • Separated population: 1.0% (10th largest)
  • Median household income: $40,340 (5th lowest)
  • Augusta total population: 18,635

9. Nevada: Laughlin

  • Divorced population: 23.4% (the largest out of 31 cities)
  • Married population: 38.3% (3rd smallest)
  • Separated population: 2.4% (6th largest)
  • Median household income: $33,851 (the lowest)
  • Laughlin total population: 7,502

10. New Mexico: Taos

  • Divorced population: 24.3% (the largest out of 40 cities)
  • Married population: 30.0% (3rd smallest)
  • Separated population: 2.0% (16th largest)
  • Median household income: $30,893 (8th lowest)
  • Taos total population: 6,021

11. Vermont: Barre

  • Divorced population: 24.9% (the largest out of 11 cities)
  • Married population: 32.8% (3rg smallest)
  • Separated population: 1.0% (6th largest)
  • Median household income: $39,187 (the lowest)
  • Barre total population: 8,711

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The number of people getting divorced in America is declining. Recent data shows that divorce rates have dropped from 10.5 per 1,000 women in 2008 to 7.7 per 1,000 women in 2018, as reported by 24/7 Tempo.
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