The 10 Cities In Vermont With The Highest Divorce Rates For 2024

The cities in Vermont with the highest divorce rate are Newport and Bellows Falls for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

Cities with highest divorce rate in Vermont research summary. We used Saturday Night Science to analyze Vermont’s most recent Census data to determine the divorce rate for each city in Vermont based on the percentage of currently divorced residents. Here are the results of our analysis:

  • The city with the highest divorce rate in Vermont is Newport based on the most recent Census data.

  • Newport is 13.0% Divorced.

  • The city with the lowest divorce rate in Vermont is Winooski.

  • Winooski is 3.0% Divorced.

  • Vermont is 6.0% Divorced.

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There are some 30,903 people living in Vermont over fifteen years of age who are divorced. You can compare that to the 28,339,199 Americans who are currently divorced in 2024.

Many people decide to run away – or split up – across the Green Mountain State.

Isn’t the divorce rate in America close to 50%? Yes indeed. But we’re measuring something else; we are looking at counts and percentages of people over 15 years old who are currently divorced. That 50% statistic is for the percentage of people who have ever been divorced.

For today’s analysis, the focus will be on the number of currently divorced people.

So now that we have you biting your nails, rethinking your worldview, and pulling out your hair, let’s look at the places in Vermont with the highest rates of divorcees.

Let’s quickly recap before we dive into the Saturday Night Science behind the data.

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

What is the overall Vermont divorce rate? According to the 2018-2022 Community Survey, the overall divorce rate in Vermont is 6.0%, which compares to the US divorce rate of 10.9%.

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

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The 10 Places With The Highest Divorce Rate In Vermont For 2024

Newport, VT

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Population: 4,431
Divorce Rate: 13.0%
Divorcees: 460
Median Income: $53,026
More on Newport: Data | Crime | Real Estate

Bellows Falls, VT

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Population: 2,824
Divorce Rate: 10.0%
Divorcees: 225
Median Income: $52,813
More on Bellows Falls: Data | Crime | Real Estate

Barre, VT

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Population: 8,488
Divorce Rate: 10.0%
Divorcees: 679
Median Income: $53,798
More on Barre: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Swanton, VT

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Population: 2,428
Divorce Rate: 10.0%
Divorcees: 194
Median Income: $73,365
More on Swanton: Data | Crime | Real Estate

5. North Bennington

North Bennington, VT

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Population: 1,420
Divorce Rate: 9.0%
Divorcees: 102
Median Income: $62,125
More on North Bennington: Real Estate

6. Enosburg Falls

Enosburg Falls, VT

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Population: 1,554
Divorce Rate: 8.0%
Divorcees: 99
Median Income: $46,250
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Rutland, VT

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Population: 15,819
Divorce Rate: 8.0%
Divorcees: 1,012
Median Income: $53,304
More on Rutland: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

St. Albans, VT

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Population: 6,891
Divorce Rate: 7.0%
Divorcees: 385
Median Income: $49,736
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9. Lyndonville

Lyndonville, VT

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Population: 1,143
Divorce Rate: 7.0%
Divorcees: 64
Median Income: $54,688
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Morrisville, VT

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Population: 2,576
Divorce Rate: 7.0%
Divorcees: 144
Median Income: $63,339
More on Morrisville: Data | Real Estate

How We Determined The Places In Vermont That Get Un-Hitched The Most

Since this is the 58th category of rankings we are compiling for the site, we had a pretty good idea of where to find data on marriage and divorce in America. We used Saturday Night Science to look at the U.S. Census Bureau on divorce rates. Because who likes tracking misery more than the U.S. government?

Specifically, we looked at the 2018-2022 American Community Survey table S1201 — Marital Status.

Pretty straightforward on that front — we just had to extract the following column of data:

  • Population 15 Years and Over -> Divorced

There are some interesting/fun/sad data 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 20 places in Vermont with a population of over 1,000.

We ranked each place by the percentage of divorcees over 15 years of age from highest to lowest. We crowned the divorce capital of Vermont the place with the highest incidence of divorcees, Newport.

And if you’re trying to avoid divorce, check out Winooski, the city with the lowest divorce rate in Vermont.

We updated this article for 2024 and this list is our fifth time ranking the cities in Vermont with the highest divorce rates.

Getting Some Closure In Vermont After Untying The Know

Besides just coming up with what we thought would be a great new blog/book title, “Untying the Knot In Vermont: Life After Divorce,” we now have a sense of what places in the Green Mountain State don’t pay much attention to the whole “’til death do we part” phrase.

The cities with the highest divorce rate in Vermont are Newport, Bellows Falls, Barre, Swanton, North Bennington, Enosburg Falls, Rutland, St. Albans, Lyndonville, and Morrisville.

Try to keep in mind that the reason cities rank where they do in Vermont could be because of the age, education, and income distribution, as all of those things impact the rate of divorce.

And that’s probably for the best. Getting out of a toxic relationship is much better than staying in it.

Just make sure you have your running shoes ready to go.

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Cities With The Highest Divorce Rates In Vermont

Rank City Population Divorcees Divorce Rate
1 Newport, VT 4,431 460 13.0%
2 Bellows Falls, VT 2,824 225 10.0%
3 Barre, VT 8,488 679 10.0%
4 Swanton, VT 2,428 194 10.0%
5 North Bennington, VT 1,420 102 9.0%
6 Enosburg Falls, VT 1,554 99 8.0%
7 Rutland, VT 15,819 1,012 8.0%
8 St. Albans, VT 6,891 385 7.0%
9 Lyndonville, VT 1,143 64 7.0%
10 Morrisville, VT 2,576 144 7.0%
11 Vergennes, VT 2,561 122 6.0%
12 Montpelier, VT 8,030 385 6.0%
13 Essex Junction, VT 10,646 425 5.0%
14 Johnson, VT 1,347 53 5.0%
15 Jericho, VT 1,166 46 5.0%
16 Poultney, VT 1,250 40 4.0%
17 South Burlington, VT 20,241 647 4.0%
18 Woodstock, VT 1,033 33 4.0%
19 Burlington, VT 44,646 1,071 3.0%
20 Winooski, VT 8,122 194 3.0%
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