U.S. Census Bureau Compare Divorce Rates in Washington’s 14 Biggest Cities

Posted on Oct 29, 2012

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released new information regarding divorce and separation rates in its annual American Community Survey. For Washington State, the survey provided information on just what percentage of Washington State residents were divorced and separated while ranking the top 14 cities in order of divorce rate. King County had a low 14.5 percent divorce rate, while Washington State as a whole had a divorce rate of 15.9 percent. The state’s largest city, Seattle, boasted the lowest divorce rate, while the state’s northern coastal city Vancouver had the highest rate of divorced residents.

 

How did the biggest cities in Washington State fare when it comes to divorced and separated residents?

 

  1. Seattle: 13.8 percent of residents are divorced or separated
  2. Kent: 14.1 percent of residents are divorced or separated
  3. Yakima: 14.8 percent of residents are divorced or separated
  4. Bellevue: 15.1 percent of residents are divorced or separated
  5. Auburn: 17.1 percent of residents are divorced or separated
  6. Bellingham: 17.5 percent of residents are divorced or separated
  7. Kennewick: 17.6 percent of residents are divorced or separated
  8. Spokane: 18.1 percent of residents are divorced or separated
  9. Renton: 18.3 percent of residents are divorced or separated
  10. Tacoma: 18.3 percent of residents are divorced or separated
  11. Spokane Valley: 19.2 percent of residents are divorced or separated
  12. Federal Way: 19.6 percent of residents are divorced or separated
  13. Everett: 23.1 percent of residents are divorced or separated
  14. Vancouver: 24.3 percent of residents are divorced or separated

 

Readers should note that the Washington cities with the highest divorce rates aren’t necessarily the cities where your marriage is more likely to end – rather, they are the cities were more divorced individuals reside.

 

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