Divorce Statistics: A Look at Modern Divorce in the U.S. (Pt. 1)

Posted: 8 March, 2024

Divorce statistics in recent years have revealed some interesting trends about what issues and factors are impacting modern marriages in the U.S. In this three-part blog series, we will highlight some fascinating divorce statistics (as compiled by various reputable agencies, including the U.S. Census Bureau and the American Community Survey just to name a few).

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Divorce Statistics: Cities in the U.S. with the Highest Divorce Rates

In 2013 (the most recent year for which these divorce statistics are available), the following cities in the U.S. had the highest divorce rates (in order of most divorce cases to least divorce cases):

  1. Panama City, Florida
  2. Sierra Vista, Arizona
  3. Charleston, West Virginia
  4. Medford, Oregon
  5. Reno, Nevada
  6. Deltona, Florida
  7. Pueblo, Colorado
  8. Palm Bay, Florida
  9. Jacksonville, Florida
  10. Grand Junction, Colorado.

While these cities had the highest divorce rates in the country in 2013, the seven states with the overall highest divorce rates in the country (in 2013) reportedly included (in no particular order):

  • Alaska
  • Nevada
  • Alabama
  • Maine
  • Kentucky
  • Arkansas
  • Oklahoma.

It will be interesting to see if or how these trends in divorce rates changed in 2014 (when these divorce statistics are eventually made available).

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