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Travel Tip: U.S. Cities With the Highest & Lowest Divorce Rates

Locations in this article:  New York City, NY

If you’re looking for more harmony when you travel—especially in terms of your relationships—consider this.

The good news is that the divorce rate in the United States has fallen from four per thousand people in 2000 to a little more than three per thousand people now.

But that may be due to fewer marriages.

One in ten people over the age of fifteen is divorced.

But in some cities, that number is much higher.

So, if you’re thinking of traveling or moving to another city, it might be good to know which cities have the most divorces:

1. Carson City, Nevada
2. Hot Springs, Arkansas
3. Grant Pass, Oregon
4. Medford, Oregon
5. Santa Fe, New Mexico
6. Prescott, Arizona
7. Lake Havasu City-Kingman, Arizona
8. Lewiston, Idaho
9. Kokomo, Indiana
10. Danville, Illinois
11. Charleston, West Virginia
12. Casper, Wyoming
13. Lewiston-Auburn, Maine
14. Reno, Nevada
15. Redding, California

More than 14 percent of the population of these cities is divorced.

What about the city that ranked number one?

Well, 17.9 percent of the population in Carson City is divorced.

What about the cities with the least number of divorces?

1. Provo-Orem, Utah
2. Ames, Iowa
3. Logan, Utah
4. State College, Pennsylvania
5. McAllen-Edinburgh-Mission, Texas
6. Manhattan, Kansas
7. Mankato-North Mankato, Minnesota
8. College Station-Bryan, Texas
9. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
10. New York, New York Newark, New Jersey, and Jersey City, Pennsylvania
11. Ithaca, New York
12. Trenton, New Jersey
13. Salinas, California
14. Lancaster, Pennsylvania
15. Harrisonburg, Virginia

One interesting note: the cities with the least amount of divorce have more residents who have never been married.

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