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


We analyzed over 76 places in Oregon 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 Oregon 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 165,192 people living in Oregon 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 Beaver 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 Oregon 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 Oregon 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 OR.

What is the city in Oregon with the highest divorce rate? That would be Junction City, with 10.0% of people over 15 years of age being divorced, per the most recent census data.

What is the overall Oregon divorce rate? According to the 2015-2019 Community Survey, the overall divorce rate in Oregon is 5.0%, which compares to the US divorce rate of 10.9%.

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

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Junction City, OR

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,053
Divorce Rate: 10.0%
Divorcees: 484
Median Income: $55,000
More on Junction City:  Cost Of Living

Tillamook, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,231
Divorce Rate: 10.0%
Divorcees: 418
Median Income: $41,109
More on Tillamook:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Seaside, OR

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,737
Divorce Rate: 9.0%
Divorcees: 485
Median Income: $46,505
More on Seaside:  Cost Of Living

Molalla, OR

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 9,155
Divorce Rate: 9.0%
Divorcees: 659
Median Income: $65,064
More on Molalla:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Sweet Home, OR

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,619
Divorce Rate: 9.0%
Divorcees: 692
Median Income: $43,589
More on Sweet Home:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Eagle Point, OR

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 9,154
Divorce Rate: 8.0%
Divorcees: 585
Median Income: $78,235
More on Eagle Point:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Dallas, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 16,168
Divorce Rate: 8.0%
Divorcees: 1,034
Median Income: $56,429
More on Dallas:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

St. Helens, OR

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 13,559
Divorce Rate: 8.0%
Divorcees: 867
Median Income: $51,199
More on St. Helens:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Gladstone, OR

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 12,170
Divorce Rate: 8.0%
Divorcees: 778
Median Income: $64,045
More on Gladstone:  Cost Of Living

Warrenton, OR

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,549
Divorce Rate: 8.0%
Divorcees: 355
Median Income: $58,191
More on Warrenton:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

How We Determined The Places In Oregon 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 76 places in Oregon 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 Oregon the place with the highest incidence of divorcees, Junction City.

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

Getting Some Closure In Oregon After Untying The Know

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

Rank City Divorce Rate
1 Junction City, OR 10.0%
2 Tillamook, OR 10.0%
3 Seaside, OR 9.0%
4 Molalla, OR 9.0%
5 Sweet Home, OR 9.0%
6 Eagle Point, OR 8.0%
7 Dallas, OR 8.0%
8 St. Helens, OR 8.0%
9 Gladstone, OR 8.0%
10 Warrenton, OR 8.0%
11 Baker City, OR 8.0%
12 Oregon City, OR 7.0%
13 Lebanon, OR 7.0%
14 Milwaukie, OR 7.0%
15 Pendleton, OR 7.0%
16 Fairview, OR 7.0%
17 Silverton, OR 7.0%
18 Umatilla, OR 7.0%
19 Keizer, OR 7.0%
20 Stayton, OR 7.0%
21 Madras, OR 7.0%
22 Springfield, OR 7.0%
23 Creswell, OR 7.0%
24 Lincoln City, OR 6.0%
25 Ontario, OR 6.0%
26 Prineville, OR 6.0%
27 La Grande, OR 6.0%
28 Klamath Falls, OR 6.0%
29 Albany, OR 6.0%
30 Roseburg, OR 6.0%
31 Salem, OR 6.0%
32 Sandy, OR 6.0%
33 Scappoose, OR 6.0%
34 Gresham, OR 6.0%
35 Sheridan, OR 6.0%
36 The Dalles, OR 6.0%
37 Wilsonville, OR 6.0%
38 Redmond, OR 6.0%
39 North Bend, OR 6.0%
40 Sutherlin, OR 5.0%
41 Talent, OR 5.0%
42 Troutdale, OR 5.0%
43 Medford, OR 5.0%
44 Woodburn, OR 5.0%
45 Astoria, OR 5.0%
46 Mcminnville, OR 5.0%
47 Coos Bay, OR 5.0%
48 Cottage Grove, OR 5.0%
49 Newberg, OR 5.0%
50 Forest Grove, OR 5.0%
51 West Linn, OR 4.0%
52 Beaverton, OR 4.0%
53 Bend, OR 4.0%
54 Tigard, OR 4.0%
55 Canby, OR 4.0%
56 Central Point, OR 4.0%
57 Sherwood, OR 4.0%
58 Newport, OR 4.0%
59 Eugene, OR 4.0%
60 Portland, OR 4.0%
61 Hood River, OR 4.0%
62 Independence, OR 4.0%
63 Monmouth, OR 3.0%
64 Milton-Freewater, OR 3.0%
65 Winston, OR 3.0%
66 Tualatin, OR 3.0%
67 Brookings, OR 3.0%
68 Florence, OR 3.0%
69 Hillsboro, OR 3.0%
70 Cornelius, OR 3.0%
71 Happy Valley, OR 3.0%
72 Grants Pass, OR 3.0%
73 Lake Oswego, OR 3.0%
74 Corvallis, OR 2.0%
75 Hermiston, OR 2.0%
76 Ashland, OR 2.0%

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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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