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


We analyzed over 427 places in California 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 California 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 1,257,071 people living in California 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 Golden 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 California 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 California with highest rates of divorcees.

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

What is the city in California with the highest divorce rate? That would be Shasta Lake, with 13.0% of people over 15 years of age being divorced, per the most recent census data.

What is the overall California divorce rate? According to the 2015-2019 Community Survey, the overall divorce rate in California is 4.0%, which compares to the US divorce rate of 10.9%.

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

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