Special Report

American Cities With the Highest and Lowest Divorce Rates

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20. Brownsville-Harlingen, TX
> Divorced population: 8.39% or 26,738
> Separated population: 10,733 (3.37% – #12 highest of 384 metros)
> Married, not separated pop.: 156,995 (49.24% – #132 highest of 384)
> Never married population: 104,234 (32.69% – #199 highest of 384)
> Total population: 423,163 – #128 largest of 384 metros

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19. Merced, CA
> Divorced population: 8.31% or 17,524
> Separated population: 5,802 (2.75% – #29 highest of 384 metros)
> Married, not separated pop.: 95,536 (45.30% – #290 highest of 384)
> Never married population: 82,344 (39.04% – #35 highest of 384)
> Total population: 277,680 – #175 largest of 384 metros

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18. Stockton, CA
> Divorced population: 8.26% or 49,019
> Separated population: 10,318 (1.74% – #181 highest of 384 metros)
> Married, not separated pop.: 282,589 (47.62% – #202 highest of 384)
> Never married population: 219,622 (37.01% – #63 highest of 384)
> Total population: 762,148 – #77 largest of 384 metros

17. California-Lexington Park, MD
> Divorced population: 8.14% or 7,459
> Separated population: 1,718 (1.87% – #149 highest of 384 metros)
> Married, not separated pop.: 45,667 (49.83% – #109 highest of 384)
> Never married population: 30,998 (33.82% – #157 highest of 384)
> Total population: 113,510 – #339 largest of 384 metros

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16. Morgantown, WV
> Divorced population: 8.13% or 9,687
> Separated population: 1,582 (1.33% – #266 highest of 384 metros)
> Married, not separated pop.: 54,258 (45.51% – #281 highest of 384)
> Never married population: 47,326 (39.70% – #30 highest of 384)
> Total population: 139,044 – #298 largest of 384 metros

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