One of the more sobering realities of 21st-century American life is divorce. Marriages end over a host of issues, including infidelity, stress, money troubles, and personal changes by one or both partners over the course of a marriage. Divorce can be an emotionally wrenching experience and can fracture families. For many children, divorce leaves scars that never heal.
About 40% to 50% of married couples in the United States divorce, according to the American Psychological Association. The divorce rate among those who remarry is even higher.
While divorce is a fact of life in every part of the country, in some states divorce rates are higher than in others. Within all states, there is at least one city where the divorce rate tops the statewide rate.
24/7 Wall St. reviewed Census Bureau data to identify the city in each state that has the highest percentage of divorces among those 15 years and older.