Which States Have the Highest and Lowest Divorce Rates?

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In recent years, divorce rates in the US have been on a steady decline. QuoteWizard published a report that found the overall divorce rate decreased by almost 20% between 2009 and 2018. This could be due to two interesting factors: overall, fewer marriages are taking place, and couples these days are getting married later in life.

The report also discovered which states had the highest and lowest divorce rates. The states with the lowest divorce rates are as follows:

  • Illinois: 1.5%
  • Louisiana: 1.7%
  • Massachusetts: 2.1%
  • Iowa: 2.2%
  • Kansas: 2.3%
  • Maryland: 2.4%

On the other hand, the states with the highest divorce rate are:

  • Kentucky: 3.5%
  • Tennessee: 3.5%
  • Florida: 3.6%
  • Alabama: 3.7%
  • Alaska: 3.7%
  • Idaho: 3.8%

As you can see, Maryland has one of the lower divorce rates on a national scale. On a city-wide scale, Cumberland had the highest divorce rate in the state at 11.0%, followed by Bel Air.

If you are a Maryland resident looking to get a divorce, Shah & Kishore can help. Our Maryland divorce lawyers are highly skilled and litigious attorneys who always search for an amicable solution to divorce.

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