Top 5 Cities With the Highest Divorce Rate

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With high-profile celebrity divorces gracing the gossip website headlines, it’s easy to focus on Hollywood breakups. But divorces happen to “normal” couples in cities all over the United States, too — about 50 percent of the time. The 2009 American Community Survey sampled 3 million households to provide the first detailed information on marriages and divorces since a 1996 Center for Health Statistics report.
Top 5 Cities With the Highest Divorce Rate

2Tampa Bay, Florida

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Another spot in Florida makes the Top 5 list of cities with the highest divorce rate. The Tampa Bay metropolitan area—which includes Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater—is home to more than 2.7 million people, and more than 280,000 of them are divorced—11.6 percent of men and 14.2 percent of females.

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