Although the nation’s divorce rates have been declining over the years, divorce is still all too common. Chances are at least two people in your social circle are divorced. And every time you turn on the television or glance at your social media feeds, there seems to be yet another celebrity couple splitting up.
We took a look at data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. We also analyzed data in recent WalletHub studies. Here are the 15 states with the highest divorce rates.
- Divorce rate (per 1,000 people): 3.4
According to CDC data, the divorce rate in Washington is 3.4 as of 2015, which is slightly down from 3.6 the previous year. Washington’s highest divorce rate within the past several years was in 1990 at 5.9 per 1,000 people. If you’re thinking of getting a divorce in Washington, you’re in luck. It’s one of the best states to get a divorce. Only one spouse has to be a resident of the state to file. In addition, there is no minimum residency requirement. The filing fee is just $280.