These Are the 20 US States With The Lowest Rates Of Divorce, 2017

It’s interesting to note, Massachusetts has the lowest divorce rate in the United States as 12.3 per 1,000 married couples got divorced in 2016, according to data from the 24/7 Wall St, while Hawaii and New Jersey placed second and third, respectively.

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Couples in these three states (Massachusetts, Hawaii, and New Jersey) are least likely to get divorced.

The 2017 rankings placed New York in 4th ahead of Minnesota into 5th; while South Dakota ranked 6th, and Vermont 7th.

Overall, among the 20 US states with the lowest rates of divorce, the 8th, 9th, and 10th positions are held by the Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa.

Tennessee took the No. 11 spot, followed by the West Virginia (No. 12) and Montana (No. 13). Meanwhile, Wyoming ranked No. 14 in the US states with the lowest rates of divorce ranking 2017.

Indiana came in fifteenth place, followed by Oklahoma (sixteenth), Louisiana (seventeenth), Nevada (eighteenth), and Idaho, ranked nineteenth. Out of 20 with the lowest rates of divorce, Arkansas ranked twentieth.

These are the 20 US states with the lowest rates of divorce:

  1. Massachusetts
    Divorce rate: 12.3 per 1,000 married people
    Marriage rate: 13.2 1,000 people (14th lowest)
    Unemployment rate: 3.7% (10th lowest)
    Average Wedding Cost: $38,191 (3rd highest)
  2. Hawaii
    Divorce rate: 12.6 per 1,000 married people
    Marriage rate: 16.9 per 1,000 people (6th highest)
    Unemployment rate: 3.0% (3rd lowest)
    Average Wedding Cost: $37,755 (4th highest)
  3. New Jersey
    Divorce rate: 12.7 per 1,000 married people
    Marriage rate: 11.6 per 1,000 people (4th lowest)
    Unemployment rate: 5.0% (18th highest)
    Average Wedding Cost: $39,602 (the highest)
  4. New York
    Divorce rate: 12.8 per 1,000 married people
    Marriage rate: 12.5 per 1,000 people (10th lowest)
    Unemployment rate: 4.8% (25th highest)
    Average Wedding Cost: $36,978 (5th highest)
  5. Minnesota
    Divorce rate: 12.8 per 1,000 married people
    Marriage rate: 13.9 per 1,000 people (23rd lowest)
    Unemployment rate: 3.9% (13th lowest)
    Average Wedding Cost: $28,778 (17th highest)
  6. South Dakota
    Divorce rate: 12.9 per 1,000 married people
    Marriage rate: 15.0 per 1,000 people (21st highest)
    Unemployment rate: 2.8% (2nd lowest)
    Average Wedding Cost: $23,047 (12th lowest)
  7. Vermont
    Divorce rate: 13.3 per 1,000 married people
    Marriage rate: 11.1 per 1,000 people (the lowest)
    Unemployment rate: 3.3% (7th lowest)
    Average Wedding Cost: $32,120 (11th highest)
  8. Illinois
    Divorce rate: 13.9 per 1,000 married people
    Marriage rate: 13.0 per 1,000 people (12th lowest)
    Unemployment rate: 5.9% (6th highest)
    Average Wedding Cost: $28,413 (19th highest)
  9. Wisconsin
    Divorce rate: 14.0 per 1,000 married people
    Marriage rate: 13.4 per 1,000 people (19th lowest)
    Unemployment rate: 4.1% (17th lowest)
    Average Wedding Cost: $26,462 (25th highest)
  10. Iowa
    Divorce rate: 14.1 per 1,000 married people
    Marriage rate: 12.9 per 1,000 people (11th lowest)
    Unemployment rate: 3.7% (10th lowest)
    Average Wedding Cost: $24,182 (18th lowest)
  11. Tennessee
    Divorce rate: 19.1 per 1,000 married people
    Marriage rate: 16.5 per 1,000 people (8th highest)
    Unemployment rate: 4.8% (25th highest)
    Average Wedding Cost: $21,173 (6th lowest)
  12. West Virginia
    Divorce rate: 19.2 per 1,000 married people
    Marriage rate: 11.4 per 1,000 people (3rd lowest)
    Unemployment rate: 6.0% (4th highest)
    Average Wedding Cost: $19,367 (2nd lowest)
  13. Montana
    Divorce rate: 19.4 per 1,000 married people
    Marriage rate: 14.8 per 1,000 people (23rd highest)
    Unemployment rate: 4.1% (17th lowest)
    Average Wedding Cost: $22,098 (7th lowest)
  14. Wyoming
    Divorce rate: 19.5 per 1,000 married people
    Marriage rate: 18.4 per 1,000 people (4th highest)
    Unemployment rate: 5.3% (13th highest)
    Average Wedding Cost: $26,679 (23rd highest)
  15. Indiana
    Divorce rate: 19.6 per 1,000 married people
    Marriage rate: 16.0 per 1,000 people (11th highest)
    Unemployment rate: 4.4% (21st lowest)
    Average Wedding Cost: $23,912 (16th lowest)
  16. Oklahoma
    Divorce rate: 20.4 per 1,000 married people
    Marriage rate: 16.3 per 1,000 people (9th highest)
    Unemployment rate: 4.9% (20th highest)
    Average Wedding Cost: $22,105 (8th lowest)
  17. Louisiana
    Divorce rate: 20.8 per 1,000 married people
    Marriage rate: 11.9 per 1,000 people (7th lowest)
    Unemployment rate: 6.1% (3rd highest)
    Average Wedding Cost: $22,701 (10th lowest)
  18. Nevada
    Divorce rate: 21.3 per 1,000 married people
    Marriage rate: 15.3 per 1,000 people (17th highest)
    Unemployment rate: 5.7% (8th highest)
    Average Wedding Cost: $28,672 (18th highest)
  19. Idaho
    Divorce rate: 21.9 per 1,000 married people
    Marriage rate: 15.8 per 1,000 people (13th highest)
    Unemployment rate: 3.8% (11th lowest)
    Average Wedding Cost: $22,905 (11th lowest)
  20. Arkansas
    Divorce rate: 23.4 per 1,000 married people
    Marriage rate: 17.3 per 1,000 people (5th highest)
    Unemployment rate: 4.0% (15th lowest)
    Average Wedding Cost: $20,041 (3rd lowest)
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