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


We analyzed over 42 places in Wyoming 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 Wyoming 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 23,240 people living in Wyoming 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 Equality 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 Wyoming 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 Wyoming with highest rates of divorcees.

The 10 Cities In Wyoming With The Highest Divorce Rates

  1. Pinedale (Photos)
  2. Mills
  3. Marbleton
  4. Bar Nunn
  5. Thermopolis (Photos)
  6. Lovell (Photos)
  7. Lusk (Photos)
  8. Riverton (Photos)
  9. Torrington (Photos)
  10. Rock Springs (Photos)

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

What is the city in Wyoming with the highest divorce rate? That would be Pinedale, with 21.0% of people over 15 years of age being divorced, per the most recent census data.

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

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Pinedale, WY

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7
/10

Population: 1,962
Divorce Rate: 21.0%
Divorcees: 329
Median Income: $86,550
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6
/10

Population: 3,919
Divorce Rate: 13.0%
Divorcees: 407
Median Income: $46,240
More on Mills:  | Crime Report

Marbleton, WY

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6
/10

Population: 1,404
Divorce Rate: 10.0%
Divorcees: 112
Median Income: $73,542
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6
/10

Population: 2,782
Divorce Rate: 8.0%
Divorcees: 178
Median Income: $95,529
More on Bar Nunn:

Thermopolis, WY

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7
/10

Population: 2,703
Divorce Rate: 8.0%
Divorcees: 172
Median Income: $53,162
More on Thermopolis:  | Crime Report

Lovell, WY

Source: Public domain
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6
/10

Population: 2,237
Divorce Rate: 7.0%
Divorcees: 125
Median Income: $45,259
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Lusk, WY

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4
/10

Population: 1,558
Divorce Rate: 7.0%
Divorcees: 87
Median Income: $38,477
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Riverton, WY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,891
Divorce Rate: 7.0%
Divorcees: 609
Median Income: $52,463
More on Riverton:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Torrington, WY

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6
/10

Population: 6,675
Divorce Rate: 7.0%
Divorcees: 373
Median Income: $51,818
More on Torrington:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Rock Springs, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 23,319
Divorce Rate: 6.0%
Divorcees: 1,119
Median Income: $76,722
More on Rock Springs:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

How We Determined The Places In Wyoming 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 41 places in Wyoming with a population of over 1,000.

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 Wyoming the place with the highest incidence of divorcees, Pinedale.

And if you're trying to avoid divorce, check out Star Valley Ranch, the city with the lowest divorce rate in Wyoming.

Getting Some Closure In Wyoming After Untying The Know

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

Rank City Divorce Rate
1 Pinedale, WY 21.0%
2 Mills, WY 13.0%
3 Marbleton, WY 10.0%
4 Bar Nunn, WY 8.0%
5 Thermopolis, WY 8.0%
6 Lovell, WY 7.0%
7 Lusk, WY 7.0%
8 Riverton, WY 7.0%
9 Torrington, WY 7.0%
10 Rock Springs, WY 6.0%
11 Casper, WY 6.0%
12 Worland, WY 6.0%
13 Glenrock, WY 6.0%
14 Afton, WY 5.0%
15 Powell, WY 5.0%
16 Rawlins, WY 5.0%
17 Saratoga, WY 5.0%
18 Mountain View, WY 5.0%
19 Newcastle, WY 5.0%
20 Lander, WY 5.0%
21 Greybull, WY 5.0%
22 Green River, WY 5.0%
23 Buffalo, WY 5.0%
24 Sheridan, WY 5.0%
25 Upton, WY 4.0%
26 Gillette, WY 4.0%
27 Evansville, WY 4.0%
28 Evanston, WY 4.0%
29 Wheatland, WY 4.0%
30 Ranchester, WY 4.0%
31 Cody, WY 4.0%
32 Cheyenne, WY 4.0%
33 Basin, WY 4.0%
34 Sundance, WY 3.0%
35 Lyman, WY 3.0%
36 Kemmerer, WY 3.0%
37 Douglas, WY 3.0%
38 Laramie, WY 2.0%
39 Wright, WY 2.0%
40 Jackson, WY 1.0%
41 Star Valley Ranch, WY 0.0%

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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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