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

We analyzed over 256 places in Ohio 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 Ohio 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 840,619 people living in Ohio 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 Buckeye 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 Ohio 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 Ohio 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 OH.

What is the city in Ohio with the highest divorce rate? That would be Geneva, with 17.0% of people over 15 years of age being divorced, per the most recent census data.

What is the overall Ohio divorce rate? According to the 2016-2020 Community Survey, the overall divorce rate in Ohio is 9.0%, which compares to the US divorce rate of 10.9%.

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

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Geneva, OH

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Population: 5,947
Divorce Rate: 17.0%
Divorcees: 808
Median Income: $36,500
More on Geneva:  Cost Of Living

Clyde, OH

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Population: 6,175
Divorce Rate: 16.0%
Divorcees: 790
Median Income: $50,054
More on Clyde:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Bedford Heights, OH

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Population: 10,530
Divorce Rate: 16.0%
Divorcees: 1,347
Median Income: $43,912
More on Bedford Heights:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Zanesville, OH

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Population: 25,246
Divorce Rate: 15.0%
Divorcees: 3,029
Median Income: $33,158
More on Zanesville:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Canal Fulton, OH

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Population: 5,413
Divorce Rate: 15.0%
Divorcees: 649
Median Income: $48,908
More on Canal Fulton:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Toronto, OH

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Population: 5,357
Divorce Rate: 15.0%
Divorcees: 642
Median Income: $41,971
More on Toronto:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Chillicothe, OH

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Population: 21,668
Divorce Rate: 15.0%
Divorcees: 2,600
Median Income: $45,251
More on Chillicothe:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

North College Hill, OH

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Population: 9,310
Divorce Rate: 15.0%
Divorcees: 1,117
Median Income: $49,564
More on North College Hill:  Cost Of Living

New Carlisle, OH

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Population: 5,577
Divorce Rate: 15.0%
Divorcees: 669
Median Income: $42,696
More on New Carlisle:  Cost Of Living

Wellston, OH

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Population: 5,522
Divorce Rate: 14.0%
Divorcees: 618
Median Income: $45,082
More on Wellston:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

How We Determined The Places In Ohio 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 254 places in Ohio 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 Ohio the place with the highest incidence of divorcees, Geneva.

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

Getting Some Closure In Ohio After Untying The Know

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

Rank City Divorce Rate
1 Geneva, OH 17.0%
2 Clyde, OH 16.0%
3 Bedford Heights, OH 16.0%
4 Zanesville, OH 15.0%
5 Canal Fulton, OH 15.0%
6 Toronto, OH 15.0%
7 Chillicothe, OH 15.0%
8 North College Hill, OH 15.0%
9 New Carlisle, OH 15.0%
10 Wellston, OH 14.0%
11 London, OH 14.0%
12 Circleville, OH 14.0%
13 Massillon, OH 14.0%
14 Salem, OH 14.0%
15 Bryan, OH 14.0%
16 Cheviot, OH 14.0%
17 Warren, OH 14.0%
18 Mentor-On-The-Lake, OH 14.0%
19 Deer Park, OH 14.0%
20 Mount Healthy, OH 14.0%
21 Maple Heights, OH 14.0%
22 Alliance, OH 14.0%
23 Fostoria, OH 14.0%
24 Hillsboro, OH 14.0%
25 Willard, OH 14.0%
26 Ashtabula, OH 14.0%
27 Marion, OH 14.0%
28 Fremont, OH 13.0%
29 Germantown, OH 13.0%
30 Grafton, OH 13.0%
31 Huron, OH 13.0%
32 Eaton, OH 13.0%
33 East Liverpool, OH 13.0%
34 Urbana, OH 13.0%
35 Upper Sandusky, OH 13.0%
36 Shelby, OH 13.0%
37 Vandalia, OH 13.0%
38 Greenville, OH 13.0%
39 Galion, OH 13.0%
40 Cambridge, OH 13.0%
41 Brookville, OH 13.0%
42 Washington Court House, OH 13.0%
43 Bedford, OH 13.0%
44 Piqua, OH 13.0%
45 Campbell, OH 12.0%
46 Xenia, OH 12.0%
47 Norton, OH 12.0%
48 New Philadelphia, OH 12.0%
49 South Lebanon, OH 12.0%
50 Canton, OH 12.0%
51 Ironton, OH 12.0%
52 Kenton, OH 12.0%
53 Portsmouth, OH 12.0%
54 Sheffield Lake, OH 12.0%
55 Mansfield, OH 12.0%
56 Rossford, OH 12.0%
57 Lebanon, OH 12.0%
58 Lima, OH 12.0%
59 Louisville, OH 12.0%
60 Bucyrus, OH 12.0%
61 Lancaster, OH 12.0%
62 Oregon, OH 11.0%
63 Norwalk, OH 11.0%
64 Girard, OH 11.0%
65 Painesville, OH 11.0%
66 Tiffin, OH 11.0%
67 Struthers, OH 11.0%
68 Niles, OH 11.0%
69 Sandusky, OH 11.0%
70 Hamilton, OH 11.0%
71 Springfield, OH 11.0%
72 Marysville, OH 11.0%
73 Reading, OH 11.0%
74 Napoleon, OH 11.0%
75 Mount Vernon, OH 11.0%
76 Middletown, OH 11.0%
77 Jackson, OH 11.0%
78 Ravenna, OH 11.0%
79 Streetsboro, OH 11.0%
80 Newark, OH 11.0%
81 Olmsted Falls, OH 11.0%
82 Celina, OH 11.0%
83 Conneaut, OH 11.0%
84 Willoughby, OH 11.0%
85 Van Wert, OH 11.0%
86 Bellefontaine, OH 11.0%
87 Bellevue, OH 11.0%
88 Coshocton, OH 11.0%
89 Belpre, OH 11.0%
90 Wilmington, OH 11.0%
91 Barberton, OH 11.0%
92 West Carrollton, OH 11.0%
93 Trotwood, OH 11.0%
94 Toledo, OH 11.0%
95 Englewood, OH 11.0%
96 Port Clinton, OH 10.0%
97 Wapakoneta, OH 10.0%
98 Youngstown, OH 10.0%
99 Wickliffe, OH 10.0%
100 Vermilion, OH 10.0%

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About Chris Kolmar

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