Cities With the Most and Least Divorce


To determine the cities with the most and least divorce, 24/7 Tempo reviewed the percentage of the population 15 and older that is currently divorced using five-year data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 American Community Survey The Census definition of those who are divorced includes only people who are legally divorced and who have not remarried. Those without a final divorce decree are classified as separated. We only considered cities, towns, and census-designated places where:

1. The population is 20,000 or greater
2. The percentage of the population enrolled in college or graduate school is 15% or less in order to exclude college towns.
3. The percentage of the population employed in the armed forces is 15% or less in order to exclude military bases.

Data on population, school enrollment, and armed forces employment also came from the 2018 ACS. Supplemental data on median age is from the 2018 ACS as well.