10 highest divorce rate states in the U.S.

Posted

Perhaps like you, I have read and been told far too many times that half of all marriages end in divorce. However, a Dec. 4, 2016, Time Magazine article suggests that divorce rates are actually falling, not rising.

Time sites recent data from the National Survey of Family Growth, which suggests that the U.S. divorce rate dropped in 2015 for the third year in a row, reaching its lowest point in nearly 40 years. According to insider.com, a University of Maryland professor found that the U.S. divorce rate dropped 18% from 2008 to 2016. Regardless of who you believe concerning the direction of divorce rates, going through this traumatic ordeal is often a very sad day for both individuals.

Perhaps Mark Twin was spot on when he said, “If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're misinformed.”

Nevertheless, I suggest that nobody is immune from the possibility of getting divorced. To underscore, my position, according to nydailynews.com, the world’s oldest divorcées are a 99-year-old Italian man and his 96-year-old (ex) wife. He divorced her after 60 years of marriage when he found love letters she had written to her lover in the 1940s. They married in 1934 and divorced in 2011.

With the help of INSIDER's data team, and the CDC statistics on divorce, INSIDER ranked the 25 states with the highest divorce rates and the top 10 from that list are below. As you will see, Nevada takes home the “prize” for being the No. 1 state for divorce, which works out to about 20 divorces to 1,000 married people. According to World Atlas, Iowa has the lowest rate of divorce in the U.S. with only 1.3 divorces per 1,000 couples, which is a stark contrast from our friends in Nevada.


10. West Virginia

8. Alaska

8. Florida

5. Alabama

5. Arkansas

5. Kentucky

4. Idaho


3. Wyoming

 

 


2. Oklahoma

1. Nevada

 


 

Harry Pappas Jr. CFP ― Managing director-investments; Master of Science Degree Personal Financial Planning; Certified Estate & Trust Specialist; Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

Pappas Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, 818 North Highway A1A, Ste 200, Ponte Vedra, FL 32082; (904) 273-7955; harry.pappas@wellsfargoadvisors.com.

The use of the CDFA designation does not permit Wells Fargo Advisors or its Financial Advisors to provide legal advice, nor is it meant to imply that the firm or its associates are acting as experts in this field.

Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, Member SIPC, a Registered Broker-Dealer and a non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company.

The opinions expressed in this report are those of the author(s) and are subject to change. The material has been prepared or is distributed solely for information purposes and is not a solicitation or an offer to buy any security or instrument or to participate in any trading strategy.

Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC, a Registered Broker-Dealer and a non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company.

Investment and Insurance Products: Not FDIC-Insured/no bank guarantee/may lose value.

This and/or the accompanying statistical information was prepared by or obtained from sources that Wells Fargo Advisors believes to be reliable, but its accuracy is not guaranteed. The report herein is not a complete analysis of every material fact in respect to any company, industry or security. The opinions expressed here reflect the judgment of the author as of the date of the report and are subject to change without notice. Any market prices are only indications of market values and are subject to change. The material has been prepared or is distributed solely for information purposes and is not a solicitation or an offer to buy any security or instrument or to participate in any trading strategy. Additional information is available upon request.


 

 

Comments

No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
Please log in or register to add your comment