Divorce Statistics in Arizona

According to a study conducted by the American Community Survey in combination with the Daily Beast, Arizona has the highest divorce rates in the United States at 10.98-12.63 per 1,000 people successfully seeking dissolution of marriage. On top of that, Sierra Vista is No. 2 on the top 10 cities with the highest rate of divorce. This study left many concluding that where you live could actually predict the likelihood that your marriage will end in divorce.

Having said that, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that Arizona residents were actually more likely (albeit only slightly) to have been married in the past year in comparison to the national average in the USA. Experts agree that states with higher marriage rates typically have higher rates of divorce, too.

There 14 states (including Arizona) that exhibited divorce rates above the national average. Data used to compile the report was pulled from the 2009 American Community Survey. Speaking about overall averages, divorce is statistically more common in the Western and Southern regions of the United States.


Additional Divorce Statistics in Arizona vs. U.S.

Marriage in Arizona – 20.3 out of 1,000 men and 19 out of 1,000 women

Marriage in the U.S. – 19.1 out of 1,000 men and 17.6 out of 1,000 women

Divorce in Arizona – 10.8 out of 1,000 men and 11.9 out of 1,000 women

Divorce in the U.S. – 9.2 out of 1,000 men and 9.7 out of 1,000 women

When considering the divorce process, many feel unsure and find themselves asking a number of questions. It is a difficult time for most and there are countless misconceptions that compound the misunderstandings in an already confusing Arizona divorce process. Remember that it’s okay to ask questions of those with experience handling similar matters.

If you have questions regarding divorce in Arizona or would like to discuss more Arizona divorce statistics, please get in touch as soon as possible so one of the experienced Arizona family law attorneys at Hildebrand Law can answer your questions.