What Cities in the U.S. Have the Most Divorcees?

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Observing statistics, divorce rates have dropped in recent times. Many people have their speculations about why a decrease is happening now. One theory is that the drop in marriage rates corresponds with the rise in the median age for those marrying now.

Whatever the reasons are, one may observe that the population of divorcees still makes up more than 10 percent of the adult population. Of these divorcees, 30 percent of men and 54 percent of women reportedly whom have no interest in remarrying in the future.

Statistics also show the cities in the United States with the most divorcees. Using data from the 2020 American Community Survey, the rest of the article will look at some cities with the highest divorce rates.

15 most divorced U.S. cities

Below is a list of some U.S. cities with the most people identifying as divorced. The statistics show the percentages of adults currently divorced, currently separated, currently married, and never married.

Aurora, CO

  •     Percentage of adults currently divorced: 12.7 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently separated: 2.0 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently married: 46.1 percent
  •     Percentage of adults never married: 34.9 percent

New Orleans, LA

  •     Percentage of adults currently divorced: 12.8 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently separated: 2.7 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently married: 28.5 percent
  •     Percentage of adults never married: 50.3 percent.

Oklahoma City, OK

  •     Percentage of adults currently divorced: 12.9 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently separated: 2.3 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently married: 45.1 percent
  •     Percentage of adults never married: 34.2 percent.

Colorado Springs, CO

  •     Percentage of adults currently divorced: 13.0 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently separated: 1.5 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently married: 49.9 percent
  •     Percentage of adults never married: 31.1 percent.

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY

  •     Percentage of adults currently divorced: 13.0 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently separated: 2.0 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently married: 41.9 percent
  •     Percentage of adults never married: 36.6 percent.

Kansas City, MO

  •     Percentage of adults currently divorced: 13.3 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently separated: 2.2 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently married: 39.7 percent
  •     Percentage of adults never married: 39.7 percent.

Wichita, KS

  •     Percentage of adults currently divorced: 13.5 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently separated: 1.9 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently married: 45.9 percent
  •     Percentage of adults never married: 33.4 percent.

Tampa, FL

  •     Percentage of adults currently divorced: 13.5 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently separated: 2.4 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently married: 38.5 percent
  •     Percentage of adults never married: 40.5 percent.

Cleveland, OH

  •     Percentage of adults currently divorced: 13.5 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently separated: 3.4 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently married: 24.7 percent
  •     Percentage of adults never married: 52.3 percent.

Miami, FL

  •     Percentage of adults currently divorced: 13.5 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently separated: 3.5 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently married: 36.8 percent
  •     Percentage of adults never married: 39.8 percent.

Las Vegas, NV

  •     Percentage of adults currently divorced: 13.8 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently separated: 2.0 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently married: 43.8 percent
  •     Percentage of adults never married: 35.3 percent.

Jacksonville, FL

  •     Percentage of adults currently divorced: 14.0 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently separated: 2.2 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently married: 42.3 percent
  •     Percentage of adults never married: 35.8 percent.

Tucson, AZ

  •     Percentage of adults currently divorced: 14.3 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently separated: 2.3 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently married: 35.7 percent
  •     Percentage of adults never married: 42.5 percent.

Tulsa, OK

  •     Percentage of adults currently divorced: 14.6 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently separated: 2.5 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently married: 42.2 percent
  •     Percentage of adults never married: 34.7 percent.

Albuquerque, NM

  •     Percentage of adults currently divorced: 15.1 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently separated: 1.4 percent
  •     Percentage of adults currently married: 39.8 percent
  •     Percentage of adults never married: 38.2 percent.

Conclusion

Compared to the 1960s to 1980s which saw a peak in divorce, divorce rates in the U.S. have dropped. But this does not imply that we do not have divorced people living in the country. Looking at the statistics above, some states in the U.S. have relatively high divorce rates. “Dissolving a marriage can be a stressful and emotional time, but finding the right divorce lawyer to help you through the transition can definitely take away some of the burden” says attorney Allison C. Williams, founder and managing partner of the Williams Law Group.

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