The 10 Cities In Indiana With The Highest Divorce Rates For 2022

We analyzed over 121 places in Indiana to identify the ones that have the highest rates of divorce.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our third time ranking the cities in Indiana 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.



But, don't just take my word for it, take the word of the some 428,601 people living in Indiana over fifteen years of age who are divorced. Or compare that to the 28,339,199 dAmericans who are already divorced in 2022.

A lot of people make the decision to run away - or simply split up - across the Hoosier 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 Indiana 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 Indiana 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 IN.

What is the city in Indiana with the highest divorce rate? That would be Elwood, with 19.0% of people over 15 years of age being divorced, per the most recent census data.

What is the overall Indiana divorce rate? According to the 2016-2020 Community Survey, the overall divorce rate in Indiana is 8.0%, which compares to the US divorce rate of 10.9%.

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

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Elwood, IN

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Population: 8,435
Divorce Rate: 19.0%
Divorcees: 1,282
Median Income: $44,752
More on Elwood:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Rushville, IN

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Population: 6,194
Divorce Rate: 16.0%
Divorcees: 792
Median Income: $53,789
More on Rushville:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Connersville, IN

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Population: 13,096
Divorce Rate: 16.0%
Divorcees: 1,676
Median Income: $38,980
More on Connersville:  Cost Of Living

Rochester, IN

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Population: 6,026
Divorce Rate: 15.0%
Divorcees: 723
Median Income: $47,479
More on Rochester:  Cost Of Living

Martinsville, IN

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Population: 11,807
Divorce Rate: 15.0%
Divorcees: 1,416
Median Income: $50,264
More on Martinsville:  Cost Of Living

Anderson, IN

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Population: 54,476
Divorce Rate: 14.0%
Divorcees: 6,101
Median Income: $37,110
More on Anderson:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Columbia City, IN

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Population: 9,115
Divorce Rate: 14.0%
Divorcees: 1,020
Median Income: $48,690
More on Columbia City:  Cost Of Living

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Population: 6,715
Divorce Rate: 14.0%
Divorcees: 752
Median Income: $36,089
More on Scottsburg:  Cost Of Living

New Whiteland, IN

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Population: 6,178
Divorce Rate: 14.0%
Divorcees: 691
Median Income: $67,840
More on New Whiteland:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Monticello, IN

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Population: 5,255
Divorce Rate: 14.0%
Divorcees: 588
Median Income: $42,565
More on Monticello:  Cost Of Living

How We Determined The Places In Indiana 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 2016-2020 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 118 places in Indiana 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 Indiana the place with the highest incidence of divorcees, Elwood.

And if you're trying to avoid divorce, check out West Lafayette, the city with the lowest divorce rate in Indiana.

Getting Some Closure In Indiana After Untying The Know

Besides just coming up with what we thought would be a great new blog/book title, "Untying the Knot In Indiana: Life After Divorce", we now have a sense of what places in the Hoosier 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 Indiana 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 Indiana

Rank City Divorce Rate
1 Elwood, IN 19.0%
2 Rushville, IN 16.0%
3 Connersville, IN 16.0%
4 Rochester, IN 15.0%
5 Martinsville, IN 15.0%
6 Anderson, IN 14.0%
7 Columbia City, IN 14.0%
8 Scottsburg, IN 14.0%
9 New Whiteland, IN 14.0%
10 Monticello, IN 14.0%
11 Marion, IN 14.0%
12 Madison, IN 14.0%
13 Linton, IN 14.0%
14 Wabash, IN 14.0%
15 Washington, IN 14.0%
16 Mount Vernon, IN 13.0%
17 New Castle, IN 13.0%
18 North Vernon, IN 13.0%
19 Yor, IN 13.0%
20 Huntingburg, IN 13.0%
21 Michigan City, IN 13.0%
22 Decatur, IN 13.0%
23 Kokomo, IN 13.0%
24 Westville, IN 13.0%
25 Boonville, IN 13.0%
26 Salem, IN 13.0%
27 Seymour, IN 13.0%
28 Shelbyville, IN 13.0%
29 Bedford, IN 13.0%
30 Princeton, IN 12.0%
31 Beech Grove, IN 12.0%
32 Tell City, IN 12.0%
33 Rensselaer, IN 12.0%
34 Brazil, IN 12.0%
35 Logansport, IN 12.0%
36 Evansville, IN 12.0%
37 Ellettsville, IN 12.0%
38 Richmond, IN 12.0%
39 Huntington, IN 12.0%
40 Lebanon, IN 12.0%
41 Peru, IN 11.0%
42 Mishawaka, IN 11.0%
43 Hartford City, IN 11.0%
44 Vincennes, IN 10.0%
45 Warsaw, IN 10.0%
46 Mooresville, IN 10.0%
47 Muncie, IN 10.0%
48 Speedway, IN 10.0%
49 New Haven, IN 10.0%
50 La Porte, IN 10.0%
51 Portland, IN 10.0%
52 Terre Haute, IN 10.0%
53 Plymouth, IN 10.0%
54 Lake Station, IN 10.0%
55 Hunte, IN 10.0%
56 Auburn, IN 10.0%
57 Cumberland, IN 10.0%
58 Garrett, IN 10.0%
59 Crawfordsville, IN 10.0%
60 Bluffton, IN 10.0%
61 Charlestown, IN 10.0%
62 Greensburg, IN 10.0%
63 Kendallville, IN 9.0%
64 Plainfield, IN 9.0%
65 Portage, IN 9.0%
66 Franklin, IN 9.0%
67 Nappanee, IN 9.0%
68 Columbus, IN 9.0%
69 Greenfield, IN 9.0%
70 Elkhart, IN 9.0%
71 Lawrenceburg, IN 9.0%
72 Lafayette, IN 9.0%
73 North Manchester, IN 9.0%
74 Brownsburg, IN 8.0%
75 Greenwood, IN 8.0%
76 Gary, IN 8.0%
77 Bargersville, IN 8.0%
78 New Albany, IN 8.0%
79 Frankfort, IN 8.0%
80 Jasper, IN 8.0%
81 South Bend, IN 8.0%
82 Valparaiso, IN 7.0%
83 Batesville, IN 7.0%
84 Avon, IN 7.0%
85 Angola, IN 7.0%
86 East Chicago, IN 7.0%
87 Griffith, IN 7.0%
88 Fort Wayne, IN 7.0%
89 Indianapolis, IN 7.0%
90 Gas City, IN 7.0%
91 Greencastle, IN 7.0%
92 Mccordsville, IN 6.0%
93 Highland, IN 6.0%
94 Cedar Lake, IN 6.0%
95 Sellersburg, IN 6.0%
96 Hobart, IN 6.0%
97 Merrillville, IN 6.0%
98 Clarksville, IN 6.0%
99 Danville, IN 6.0%
100 Chesterton, IN 6.0%

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