The 10 Cities In Arkansas With The Highest Divorce Rates For 2021


We analyzed over 62 places in Arkansas to identify the ones that have the highest rates of divorce.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our third time ranking the cities in Arkansas with the highest divorce rates.

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If you're married, the thought of divorce has probably popped into your mind at least once.

Come on, admit it.

And if you're not married, let me tell you that there's gonna be a point at 2 a.m. when you have a crying baby and haven't slept in two months that it's gonna run through your head to run.

Far.

Away.

But, don't just take my word for it, take the word of the some 167,964 people living in Arkansas over fifteen years of age who are divorced. Or compare that to the 28,339,199 dAmericans who are already divorced in 2021.

A lot of people make the decision to run away - or simply split up - across the Natural State.

Isn't the divorce rate in America close to 50%? Yes indeed. But that's not quite what we're measuring; we are looking at counts and percentages of people over 15 years old who are currently divorced.

You typically calculate that 50% statistic as percent of marriages.

But we are just going to focus on the actual number of divorced people today -- what better way to measure marital misery than the straight count of people in Arkansas it affects?

So now that we have you biting your nails, rethinking your world view, and pulling out your hair, let's take a look at the places in Arkansas with highest rates of divorcees.

The 10 Cities In Arkansas With The Highest Divorce Rates

  1. Stuttgart (Photos)
  2. Beebe (Photos)
  3. Newport (Photos)
  4. El Dorado (Photos)
  5. Pocahontas (Photos)
  6. Camden (Photos)
  7. Malvern (Photos)
  8. Walnut Ridge (Photos)
  9. Warren (Photos)
  10. Trumann (Photos)

Let's quickly recap before we dive into the methodology and a closer look at the top ten places in AR.

What is the city in Arkansas with the highest divorce rate? That would be Stuttgart, with 15.0% of people over 15 years of age being divorced, per the most recent census data.

What is the overall Arkansas divorce rate? According to the 2015-2019 Community Survey, the overall divorce rate in Arkansas is 7.000000000000001%, which compares to the US divorce rate of 10.9%.

Alrighty, on to how we calculated the places with the highest divorce rates in Arkansas.

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Stuttgart, AR

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 8,720
Divorce Rate: 15.0%
Divorcees: 1,046
Median Income: $46,227
More on Stuttgart:  Cost Of Living

Beebe, AR

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,078
Divorce Rate: 15.0%
Divorcees: 969
Median Income: $44,939
More on Beebe:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Newport, AR

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 7,616
Divorce Rate: 15.0%
Divorcees: 913
Median Income: $30,398
More on Newport:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

El Dorado, AR

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 17,982
Divorce Rate: 12.0%
Divorcees: 1,726
Median Income: $42,595
More on El Dorado:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Pocahontas, AR

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 6,528
Divorce Rate: 12.0%
Divorcees: 626
Median Income: $34,628
More on Pocahontas:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Camden, AR

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,999
Divorce Rate: 12.0%
Divorcees: 1,055
Median Income: $30,199
More on Camden:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Malvern, AR

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,920
Divorce Rate: 12.0%
Divorcees: 1,048
Median Income: $33,549
More on Malvern:  Cost Of Living

Walnut Ridge, AR

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,098
Divorce Rate: 12.0%
Divorcees: 489
Median Income: $41,172
More on Walnut Ridge:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Warren, AR

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,646
Divorce Rate: 11.0%
Divorcees: 496
Median Income: $38,508
More on Warren:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Trumann, AR

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 7,059
Divorce Rate: 11.0%
Divorcees: 621
Median Income: $42,108
More on Trumann:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

How We Determined The Places In Arkansas That Get Un-Hitched The Most

Since that this is the 58th category of rankings we are compiling for the site, we had a pretty good idea where to find data on marriage and divorce in America — the U.S. Census Bureau. Because who likes tracking misery more than the U.S. government?

Specifically, we looked at the 2015-2019 American Community Survey specifically table S1201 -- Marital Status.

Pretty straight forward on that front -- we just had to extract the following column of data:

  • Population 15 Years and Over -> Divorced

There's some kinda interesting/fun/sad data in there like .1% of female Americans aged 15-19 are divorced, but 0% of males (That's probably a rounding issue, but still).

But the national data is for another day, today the analysis focuses on the 63 places in Arkansas with a population of over 5,000.

We ranked each of these places by the percentage of divorcees over 15 years of age from highest to lowest. We crowned the divorce capital of Arkansas the place with the highest incidence of divorcees, Stuttgart.

And if you're trying to avoid divorce, check out Lowell, the city with the lowest divorce rate in Arkansas.

Getting Some Closure In Arkansas After Untying The Know

Besides just coming up with what we thought would be a great new blog/book title, "Untying the Knot In Arkansas: Life After Divorce", we now have a sense of what places in the Natural State don't pay much attention to the whole "'til death do we part" phrase.

Try to keep in mind that the reason cities rank where they do in Arkansas could be because of the age, education, and income distribution, as all of those things impact the rate of divorce.

And, in all honestly, that's probably for the best. It's much better to get out of a toxic relationship than stay it.

Just make sure you have your running shoes ready to go.

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Detailed List Of The Cities With The Highest Divorce Rates In Arkansas

Rank City Divorce Rate
1 Stuttgart, AR 15.0%
2 Beebe, AR 15.0%
3 Newport, AR 15.0%
4 El Dorado, AR 12.0%
5 Pocahontas, AR 12.0%
6 Camden, AR 12.0%
7 Malvern, AR 12.0%
8 Walnut Ridge, AR 12.0%
9 Warren, AR 11.0%
10 Trumann, AR 11.0%
11 Hot Springs, AR 10.0%
12 Benton, AR 10.0%
13 Helena-West Helena, AR 10.0%
14 Pine Bluff, AR 10.0%
15 Batesville, AR 10.0%
16 Blytheville, AR 9.0%
17 Mena, AR 9.0%
18 North Little Rock, AR 9.0%
19 Sherwood, AR 9.0%
20 Forrest City, AR 9.0%
21 Little Rock, AR 9.0%
22 Morrilton, AR 9.0%
23 Monticello, AR 9.0%
24 Paragould, AR 9.0%
25 Harrison, AR 8.0%
26 Van Buren, AR 8.0%
27 Hope, AR 8.0%
28 Cabot, AR 8.0%
29 West Memphis, AR 8.0%
30 Jonesboro, AR 8.0%
31 Pea Ridge, AR 7.0%
32 Wynne, AR 7.0%
33 Heber Springs, AR 7.0%
34 Farmington, AR 7.0%
35 Clarksville, AR 7.0%
36 Bryant, AR 7.0%
37 White Hall, AR 7.0%
38 Greenbrier, AR 7.0%
39 Prairie Grove, AR 6.0%
40 Russellville, AR 6.0%
41 Searcy, AR 6.0%
42 Texarkana, AR 6.0%
43 Alma, AR 6.0%
44 Maumelle, AR 6.0%
45 Marion, AR 6.0%
46 Jacksonville, AR 6.0%
47 Greenwood, AR 6.0%
48 Fort Smith, AR 6.0%
49 Berryville, AR 6.0%
50 Osceola, AR 6.0%
51 Conway, AR 6.0%
52 Magnolia, AR 5.0%
53 Arkadelphia, AR 5.0%
54 Ward, AR 5.0%
55 De Queen, AR 5.0%
56 Centerton, AR 4.0%
57 Mountain Home, AR 4.0%
58 Siloam Springs, AR 4.0%
59 Fayetteville, AR 4.0%
60 Springdale, AR 4.0%
61 Rogers, AR 3.0%
62 Bentonville, AR 3.0%
63 Lowell, AR 3.0%

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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