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Midwest has eight of 15 cities with most divorced persons

Certainly Illinois residents who are married know that whether or not they remain married or get divorced really depends on factors within their marriage more than what other couples around them do. However, it can be interesting to know just how many people in a given area might actually get or be divorced. If nothing else, this may help someone going through a divorce to feel less alone and more understood during such a difficult experience.

A survey looked at data from 2015 and evaluated the divorces of residents in cities across the country with at least 10,000 people living in them. The survey then came up with a list of the 15 cities with the most divorced people per capita. Of those 15 cities, eight of them happen to be in the midwest although none are in Illinois. Coming in at number 13 is Independence, Missouri where 16.1 percent of all residents have been divorced. Three Ohio cities were on the list. In Youngstown, Hamilton and Canton, 16.3, 16.6 and 17.1 percent of people have been divorced, respectively.

Also with three cities appearing on the list was Indiana. There, 16.6, 17.6 and 18.1 percent of people have gotten divorced at least once in Evansville, Kokomo and Anderson, respectively. Flint, Michigan was in eighth position with 16.8 percent of divorced residents.

When facing the prospect of a marriage ending, reaching out to an attorney may be one way that Illinois residents can find the help and support they need to avoid feeling like nobody understands them.

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "Where are the divorce capitals of America?", July 3, 2017

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