According to a look at U.S. Census data information for many communities in the KDHL listening area the community with the highest divorce rate is Faribault at 13.2 percent.  The median age of people in the city is 37.6 and the median household income $56,580.  The Minnesota divorce rate is approximately 10 percent, median household income statewide is $57,993. Statistics are from 2016 and are for individuals aged 15 and older.  January is by far the month nationwide with the most filings for divorce.

Spring Lake Park is the Minnesota community with the highest divorce rate of 18.1 percent.  Here are the top divorce cities in our neighboring states.

  • Fort Madison, Iowa 16.4%, Median Household Income $42,448
  • Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin  19.1%, Median Household Income $35,775
  • Devils Lake, N.D.  14.4%, Median Household Income $40,453
  • Yankton, S.D.  14.6%, Median Household Income $41,174

The reason median household income was included is the fact according to many marriage counselors and psychologists that money is a big factor in addition to differences of opinion in discipline of children and infidelity in filing for divorce.

Here are the many communities we looked at in comprising this report for you.  We will list Rice County communities and then jump around the area.

In Rice County:

  • Faribault Divorce Rate 13.2%, Median Household Income $56,580
  • Morristown Divorce Rate 12.7%, Median Household Income $55,340
  • Lonsdaled Divorce Rate 9.3%, Median Household Income $77,427
  • Northfield Divorce Rate 7.5%, Median Household Income $67,512
  • Nerstrand Divorce Rate 6.1%, Median Household Income $78,457

Other area communities randomly listed:

  • Kenyon Divorce Rate 10.3% Median Household Income $55,167
  • Owatonna Divorce Rate 11.5%, Median Household Income $58,125
  • Lakeville Divorce Rate 7.1%, Median Household Income $100,579
  • Rochester Divorce Rate 10.7%, Median Household Income $67,712
  • Wanamingo Divorce Rate 15.7%, Median Household Income $51,181
  • Zumbrora Divorce Rate 11.8%, Median Household Income $49,563
  • Goodhue Divorce Rate 7.1%, Median Houshold Income $73,935
  • West Concord Divorce Rate 8.6%, Median Household Income $51,128
  • Dodge Center Divorce Rate 12.5%, Median Household Income $51,884
  • Kasson Divorce Rate 9.1%, Median Household Income $70,769
  • Montgomery Divorce Rate 9.9%, Median Household Income $62,175

If you are wondering about the city in the United States with the highest divorce rate it's Clarkston, Washington with a divorce rate of 25.8% and median household income of $49,000.

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