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


We analyzed over 85 places in Utah 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 Utah 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 123,873 people living in Utah 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 Beehive 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 Utah 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 Utah with highest rates of divorcees.

The 10 Cities In Utah With The Highest Divorce Rates

  1. Price (Photos)
  2. Vernal (Photos)
  3. Sunset (Photos)
  4. Roy (Photos)
  5. Murray (Photos)
  6. Washington Terrace (Photos)
  7. Ivins (Photos)
  8. Plain City (Photos)
  9. Hurricane (Photos)
  10. Holladay (Photos)

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

What is the city in Utah with the highest divorce rate? That would be Price, with 11.0% of people over 15 years of age being divorced, per the most recent census data.

What is the overall Utah divorce rate? According to the 2015-2019 Community Survey, the overall divorce rate in Utah 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 Utah.

For more Utah reading, check out:

Price, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,265
Divorce Rate: 11.0%
Divorcees: 727
Median Income: $45,730
More on Price:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Vernal, UT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,574
Divorce Rate: 10.0%
Divorcees: 845
Median Income: $48,325
More on Vernal:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Sunset, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,278
Divorce Rate: 9.0%
Divorcees: 380
Median Income: $62,281
More on Sunset:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Roy, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 39,040
Divorce Rate: 8.0%
Divorcees: 2,498
Median Income: $70,032
More on Roy:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Murray, UT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 49,105
Divorce Rate: 8.0%
Divorcees: 3,142
Median Income: $64,470
More on Murray:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Washington Terrace, UT

Source: Wikipedia
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,162
Divorce Rate: 8.0%
Divorcees: 586
Median Income: $63,503
More on Washington Terrace:  Cost Of Living

Ivins, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,530
Divorce Rate: 7.0%
Divorcees: 477
Median Income: $63,680
More on Ivins:  Cost Of Living

Plain City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,867
Divorce Rate: 7.0%
Divorcees: 384
Median Income: $74,714
More on Plain City:  Cost Of Living

Hurricane, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 17,212
Divorce Rate: 7.0%
Divorcees: 963
Median Income: $55,190
More on Hurricane:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Holladay, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 30,636
Divorce Rate: 7.0%
Divorcees: 1,715
Median Income: $88,728
More on Holladay:  Cost Of Living

How We Determined The Places In Utah 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 87 places in Utah 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 Utah the place with the highest incidence of divorcees, Price.

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

Getting Some Closure In Utah After Untying The Know

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

Rank City Divorce Rate
1 Price, UT 11.0%
2 Vernal, UT 10.0%
3 Sunset, UT 9.0%
4 Roy, UT 8.0%
5 Murray, UT 8.0%
6 Washington Terrace, UT 8.0%
7 Ivins, UT 7.0%
8 Plain City, UT 7.0%
9 Hurricane, UT 7.0%
10 Holladay, UT 7.0%
11 Richfield, UT 7.0%
12 Riverdale, UT 7.0%
13 Ogden, UT 7.0%
14 Tooele, UT 7.0%
15 Brigham City, UT 7.0%
16 Midvale, UT 7.0%
17 Centerville, UT 6.0%
18 Moab, UT 6.0%
19 Grantsville, UT 6.0%
20 Harrisville, UT 6.0%
21 Roosevelt, UT 6.0%
22 Cottonwood Heights, UT 6.0%
23 Clearfield, UT 6.0%
24 Taylorsville, UT 6.0%
25 South Ogden, UT 6.0%
26 Bountiful, UT 6.0%
27 West Jordan, UT 6.0%
28 West Point, UT 5.0%
29 Nephi, UT 5.0%
30 North Ogden, UT 5.0%
31 Sandy, UT 5.0%
32 Payson, UT 5.0%
33 West Haven, UT 5.0%
34 West Valley City, UT 5.0%
35 South Salt Lake, UT 5.0%
36 Woods Cross, UT 5.0%
37 American Fork, UT 5.0%
38 Farmington, UT 5.0%
39 Clinton, UT 5.0%
40 Herriman, UT 5.0%
41 Spanish Fork, UT 4.0%
42 Smithfield, UT 4.0%
43 South Jordan, UT 4.0%
44 Providence, UT 4.0%
45 Pleasant View, UT 4.0%
46 Salt Lake City, UT 4.0%
47 Riverton, UT 4.0%
48 Springville, UT 4.0%
49 Layton, UT 4.0%
50 North Salt Lake, UT 4.0%
51 St. George, UT 4.0%
52 Draper, UT 4.0%
53 Salem, UT 4.0%
54 Kaysville, UT 4.0%
55 Santaquin, UT 3.0%
56 Santa Clara, UT 3.0%
57 Ephraim, UT 3.0%
58 Syracuse, UT 3.0%
59 Eagle Mountain, UT 3.0%
60 Enoch, UT 3.0%
61 Midway, UT 3.0%
62 Heber, UT 3.0%
63 Washington, UT 3.0%
64 West Bountiful, UT 3.0%
65 Hooper, UT 3.0%
66 Pleasant Grove, UT 3.0%
67 Hyrum, UT 3.0%
68 Orem, UT 3.0%
69 Lehi, UT 3.0%
70 Bluffdale, UT 3.0%
71 Lindon, UT 3.0%
72 Logan, UT 3.0%
73 Farr West, UT 3.0%
74 Tremonton, UT 3.0%
75 Cedar Hills, UT 2.0%
76 Vineyard, UT 2.0%
77 Cedar City, UT 2.0%
78 Mapleton, UT 2.0%
79 Saratoga Springs, UT 2.0%
80 Provo, UT 2.0%
81 Park City, UT 2.0%
82 North Logan, UT 2.0%
83 Nibley, UT 2.0%
84 South Weber, UT 2.0%
85 Fruit Heights, UT 1.0%
86 Highland, UT 1.0%
87 Alpine, UT 1.0%

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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.

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