With many marriages ending in divorce, it’s always a bit of relief when your home state deviates from that trend.
Take, for instance, the state of Louisiana, which had the ninth-lowest rate of divorce of any state in the country, at 2.2.
With April 14 being National Ex-Spouse’s Day, we briefly pause on the latest Louisiana sports betting to bring you the latest divorce rates in the U.S.
States Ranked by Divorce Rate
LouisianaBets.com used data from the National Center for Health Statistics to determine the states with the highest and lowest divorce rates. The figures for the divorce rate are per 1,000 women in 2021, the latest year for which the data has been compiled by the Center.
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Where Does Louisiana Compare to Other States?
The Pelican State ranked 37th nationally when it comes to divorce rates, tying with Georgia, New Jersey and New York.
Louisiana had a lower rate than neighboring states, such as Arkansas (3.6) and Mississippi (3.3), while Texas had a slightly lower divorce rate, at 1.4 (ranking 44th nationally by that metric).
Overall, Nevada (4.2), Oklahoma (3.8), Wyoming (3.7), Alabama, and Arkansas (3.6 apiece) ranked atop the list when it comes to highest divorce rates.
On the flip side, Kansas (1.9), Maryland (1.6), Texas (1.4), Illinois (1.3), and Massachusetts (1.0) had the lowest rates in America, proving that love might still be alive and well in certain parts of the country.
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