North Dakota is listed in one of these lists. Where do you think we figure? The top 5 states with the best or worst divorce rate?

24/7 Wall St. recently published their findings of the states with the largest and smallest divorce rate. Here is the breakdown.

Highest Divorce Rate

  • West Virginia
  • Arkansas
  • Oklahoma
  • Nevada
  • Maine (#1)

Lowest Divorce Rate

  • Hawaii
  • North Dakota (#4)
  • Utah
  • New Jersey
  • New York (#1)

There are several factors that contributed in the numbers published.  Of course population played a huge role as did the number of people that get married in each state. For example, in New York and New Jersey, many couple live together and never get married. Other factors included economic conditions and education in each state.

You can see the complete lists and contributing factors here.

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