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What Cities Have the Highest Divorce Rates in Illinois?

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Wheaton divorce attorneyCan you blame your divorce on where you live? In most cases, the answer is “no;” divorce and place of residence do not usually correlate. However, if you live in Illinois in any of the ten cities listed below, your likelihood of getting divorced may be higher than for those in some of your neighborhood counties.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the number of divorced people in Illinois is close to 1,000,000 people. Throughout the United States, there are over 28 million people who are divorced. Note that the census defines “divorced” as people whose divorce has been finalized (not including married couples who are separated) and who have not remarried. Illinois is actually one of the states with the lowest divorce rates; at a rate of 9.7%, it falls below the national divorce rate of 10.9%

In Illinois, the city with the highest divorce rate is East Alton, a village in Madison County. The top 10 cities in Illinois with the highest divorce rates are as follows:

  1. East Alton
    • Population: 6,158
    • Divorce Rate: 21.5%
    • Median Income: $46,161
  2. Harrisburg
    • Population: 9,344
    • Divorce Rate: 21.1%
    • Median Income: $35,609
  3. Litchfield
    • Population: 6,951
    • Divorce Rate: 19.3%
    • Median Income: $43,045
  4. Countryside
    • Population: 6,000
    • Divorce Rate: 19.0%
    • Median Income: $52,892
  5. West Frankfort
    • Population: 7,867
    • Divorce Rate: 18.4%
    • Median Income: $26,993
  6. Peoria Heights
    • Population: 5,972
    • Divorce Rate: 18.3%
    • Median Income: $45,932
  7. Mount Vernon
    • Population: 14,723
    • Divorce Rate: 18.1%
    • Median Income: $37,358
  8. Fox Lake
    • Population: 10,762
    • Divorce Rate: 18.0%
    • Median Income: $57,702
  9. Mattoon
    • Population: 17,370
    • Divorce Rate: 17.8%
    • Median Income: $38,373
  10. Watseka
    • Population: 5,359
    • Divorce Rate: 17.7%
    • Median Income: $36,173

Contact a Wheaton Divorce Lawyer

If you are getting a divorce, no matter where you live, it is essential to have a knowledgeable and experienced divorce lawyer on your side. Our trustworthy DuPage County family law attorneys can provide you with the representation you need, ensuring that your parental rights are protected and that the decisions made will provide you with the financial resources you need following your divorce. We are prepared to do whatever it takes to help you reach a positive outcome to your divorce. Call us today at 630-462-9500 to set up your initial consultation.



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