The highest rates of divorce occur in North West and South. Factors that play into divorce rates are complex – but the occupation which experiences the least amount of divorce are farmers. Farmers, though mostly located in rural areas, do not constitute most of the rural population anymore. Only two occupations have a lower divorce rate than farmers (7.6%): nuclear engineers (7.3%) and optometrists (4.0%). About half of the U.S. population 15 and older is married, 31 percent have never been married, 11 percent are divorced, 2 percent are separated and 6 percent are widowed
The quality of life, health and happiness of a person will contribute to their risk of divorce, but not as much as their personality (some occupations and people are inclined to weather difficulties better than others) as well as the customs of the region: divorce rates are inversely correlated with married rates. Divorce rates are correlated with “single” rates: more divorces inspire more people to remain single and never marry.
Here in Colorado, we have no geographic distribution of divorce. Douglas, Yuma, Washington, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Hinsdale, Mineral, and Archuleta counties are the best places to stay married. Saguache, Huefanero, Crowley, and especially Gilpin, Custer and Bent counties are the best places to divorce. The rest have failry normal divorce/married rates. Los Animas County has the lowest rate of re-marriage among widows and widowers.