With many marriages ending in divorce, it stands to reason that such an outcome isn’t uncommon in a given state.
That seems to be especially true in Kentucky, which has the eighth-highest divorce rate in America, at 3.3, pinning the Bluegrass State in a tie with Mississippi, Tennessee, and Utah on a national scale.
With April 14 being National Ex-Spouse’s Day, it’s not likely that people are buying flowers for their former flame, we take a quick break from Kentucky sports betting updates to bring you the latest divorce rates in the U.S.
Where Does Kentucky Rank for Divorce Rate?
BetKentucky.com used data from the National Center for Health Statistics to determine the states with the highest and lowest divorce rates.
Kentucky Divorce Rank Among It's Neighbors
The state of Kentucky finds itself tied or ranked ahead of its neighbors, with Tennessee having the same divorce rate (3.3), while Virginia (3.1), West Virginia (2.9), Ohio (2.6), Illinois (1.3) all had lower rates than the Bluegrass State.
Nationally, Nevada (4.2), Oklahoma (3.8), Wyoming (3.7), Alabama and Arkansas (3.6 apiece) ranked atop the list when it comes to highest divorce rates.
Conversely, Kansas (1.9), Maryland (1.6), Texas (1.4), Illinois (1.3) and Massachusetts (1.0) had the lowest rates in America, proving that the thrill may not be gone after all.
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Christopher Boan is a staff writer for BetKentucky.com. He has covered sports and sports betting for more than seven years and has worked for publications such as ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.