These States Have The Highest Divorce Rates For People Under 30
There's a multitude of factors that contribute to a divorce: your profession could prove critical in collapsing a marriage, as could settling down to appease your nagging family, especially if it's with the wrong person.
But the national landscape of divorce varies state by state, as do things like obesity, education and just about everything in between. A new study from career guidance website Zippia explains which states have the highest and lowest rates of divorce for people under 30. Citing the most recent findings from the American Community Survey's PUMS data, Zippia was able to pinpoint the deep south as the region with the highest divorce rates for people in their 20s, although Idaho and West Virginia also have a high share of cratered marriages.
States leading the solemn statistic with the top five highest rates of divorce are listed below:
- Arkansas, 20%
- Idaho, 17.6%
- Oklahoma, 17.21%
- Alabama, 15.52%
- West Virginia, 15.38%
States with the lowest divorce rates for people under 30 are listed below:
- New York, 4.97%
- New Jersey, 5.34%
- Massachusetts, 5.5%
- Connecticut, 6.27%
- Pennsylvania, 6.59%