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 of the top 10 cities with the highest rate of divorce.
This study left many concluding that where you live could predict the likelihood that your marriage will end in divorce. Having said that, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that Arizona residents were 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.
These 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 many questions. It is a difficult time for most, and many misconceptions 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.
Chris Hildebrand wrote this article about divorce statistics in Arizona to ensure everyone has access to information about divorce in Arizona. Chris is a divorce and child custody attorney at Hildebrand Law, PC. He has over 24 years of Arizona family law experience and has received multiple awards, including US News and World Report “Top Arizona Divorce Attorneys”, Phoenix Magazine “Top Divorce Law Firms”, and Arizona Foothills Magazine “Best of the Valley” award. He believes the policies and procedures he uses to get his clients through a divorce should all be guided by the principles of honesty, integrity, and actually caring about what his clients are going through in a divorce.