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    States that remarry the most

    In 2012, Psychology Today released a report that painted a bleak picture of marriage as it pertains to the likelihood of divorce—and the report's statistics still ring true today. If you're married, toss a coin. That's the chance that you'll wind up divorced. The divorce rate in the United States is almost exactly 50%—but only the first time around. Those who remarry face much longer odds. The divorce rate for second marriages climbs to 67%. Nearly three out of four people who hope the third time will be the charm will eventually wind up signing divorce papers—the divorce rate for third marriages is 73%.

    In the United States, about 1 in 4 people—24.6%—get married at least twice. But the probability of multiple marriages is not equal throughout the country. Stacker used data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the American Community Survey estimates for 2016 to find the rate of remarriage in every state and Washington, D.C. Next, the team merged the percentage of men and women getting remarried into one figure, and ranked the entries by the percentage of people who got married two or more times, and then by the number of people who got married three or more times in order to break any ties in the ranking.

    Here's a look at the percentage of people married two or more times in each state and the District of Columbia, ranked in order of least to most, with the highest-percentage state more than doubling the rate of the lowest. 

    ALSO: What marriage rates were the year you were born

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    #51. New Jersey

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 16.5%

    Estimated population in 2016: 8,944,469
    Number of people that never married: 2,492,269
    Number of people that married once: 3,994,927
    Number of people that married twice: 684,128
    Number of people that married three times or more: 90,632

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    #50. Massachusetts

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 16.8%

    Estimated population in 2016: 6,811,779
    Number of people that never married: 2,050,062
    Number of people that married once: 2,952,360
    Number of people that married twice: 525,450
    Number of people that married three times or more: 75,297

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    #49. New York

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 17.15%

    Estimated population in 2016: 19,745,289
    Number of people that never married: 6,201,002
    Number of people that married once: 8,326,594
    Number of people that married twice: 1,461,465
    Number of people that married three times or more: 217,424

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    #48. Washington, D.C.

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 17.55%

    Estimated population in 2016: 681,170
    Number of people that never married: 313,981
    Number of people that married once: 204,482
    Number of people that married twice: 35,787
    Number of people that married three times or more: 5,623

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    #47. North Dakota

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 18.6%

    Estimated population in 2016: 757,952
    Number of people that never married: 189,429
    Number of people that married once: 328,587
    Number of people that married twice: 63,166
    Number of people that married three times or more: 12,886

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    #46. Minnesota

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 18.6%

    Estimated population in 2016: 5,519,952
    Number of people that never married: 1,385,788
    Number of people that married once: 2,433,540
    Number of people that married twice: 474,196
    Number of people that married three times or more: 88,833

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    #45. Connecticut

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 19.05%

    Estimated population in 2016: 3,576,452
    Number of people that never married: 1,014,754
    Number of people that married once: 1,576,233
    Number of people that married twice: 319,408
    Number of people that married three times or more: 50,263

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    #44. Rhode Island

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 19.75%

    Estimated population in 2016: 1,056,426
    Number of people that never married: 317,067
    Number of people that married once: 453,442
    Number of people that married twice: 95,682
    Number of people that married three times or more: 14,675

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    #43. Hawaii

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 19.9%

    Estimated population in 2016: 1,428,557
    Number of people that never married: 382,365
    Number of people that married once: 622,107
    Number of people that married twice: 123,746
    Number of people that married three times or more: 25,304

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    #42. Pennsylvania

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 20.15%

    Estimated population in 2016: 12,784,227
    Number of people that never married: 3,530,912
    Number of people that married once: 5,590,764
    Number of people that married twice: 1,214,129
    Number of people that married three times or more: 225,499

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    #41. Wisconsin

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 20.6%

    Estimated population in 2016: 5,778,708
    Number of people that never married: 1,487,393
    Number of people that married once: 2,521,987
    Number of people that married twice: 561,236
    Number of people that married three times or more: 107,861

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    #40. California

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 20.75%

    Estimated population in 2016: 39,250,017
    Number of people that never married: 11,386,522
    Number of people that married once: 15,772,547
    Number of people that married twice: 3,193,760
    Number of people that married three times or more: 726,049

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    #39. Illinois

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 21%

    Estimated population in 2016: 12,801,539
    Number of people that never married: 3,626,700
    Number of people that married once: 5,356,797
    Number of people that married twice: 1,134,160
    Number of people that married three times or more: 264,020

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    #38. South Dakota

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 21.5%

    Estimated population in 2016: 865,454
    Number of people that never married: 203,949
    Number of people that married once: 367,232
    Number of people that married twice: 82,357
    Number of people that married three times or more: 21,065

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    #37. Nebraska

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 21.8%

    Estimated population in 2016: 1,907,116
    Number of people that never married: 441,648
    Number of people that married once: 815,862
    Number of people that married twice: 186,404
    Number of people that married three times or more: 44,898

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    #36. Maryland

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 22%

    Estimated population in 2016: 6,016,447
    Number of people that never married: 1,698,129
    Number of people that married once: 2,454,924
    Number of people that married twice: 580,671
    Number of people that married three times or more: 109,250

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    #35. Utah

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 22.95%

    Estimated population in 2016: 3,051,217
    Number of people that never married: 645,613
    Number of people that married once: 1,183,836
    Number of people that married twice: 268,835
    Number of people that married three times or more: 85,771

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    #34. Iowa

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 23.2%

    Estimated population in 2016: 3,134,693
    Number of people that never married: 726,882
    Number of people that married once: 1,362,049
    Number of people that married twice: 326,999
    Number of people that married three times or more: 85,304

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    #33. Vermont

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 24.05%

    Estimated population in 2016: 624,594
    Number of people that never married: 164,858
    Number of people that married once: 275,181
    Number of people that married twice: 72,321
    Number of people that married three times or more: 15,240

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    #32. Virginia

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 24.3%

    Estimated population in 2016: 8,411,808
    Number of people that never married: 2,150,915
    Number of people that married once: 3,483,181
    Number of people that married twice: 909,307
    Number of people that married three times or more: 214,607

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    #31. Michigan

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 24.35%

    Estimated population in 2016: 9,928,300
    Number of people that never married: 2,664,366
    Number of people that married once: 4,089,299
    Number of people that married twice: 1,063,126
    Number of people that married three times or more: 269,886

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    #30. New Hampshire

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 24.4%

    Estimated population in 2016: 1,334,795
    Number of people that never married: 327,259
    Number of people that married once: 593,591
    Number of people that married twice: 155,729
    Number of people that married three times or more: 34,789

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    #29. Delaware

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 25.2%

    Estimated population in 2016: 952,065
    Number of people that never married: 255,378
    Number of people that married once: 381,641
    Number of people that married twice: 103,626
    Number of people that married three times or more: 24,465

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    #28. Ohio

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 26.05%

    Estimated population in 2016: 11,614,373
    Number of people that never married: 2,986,297
    Number of people that married once: 4,751,081
    Number of people that married twice: 1,307,156
    Number of people that married three times or more: 367,652

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    #27. Texas

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 26.1%

    Estimated population in 2016: 27,862,596
    Number of people that never married: 6,764,560
    Number of people that married once: 10,528,328
    Number of people that married twice: 2,812,310
    Number of people that married three times or more: 883,960

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    #26. Colorado

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 26.25%

    Estimated population in 2016: 5,540,545
    Number of people that never married: 1,350,800
    Number of people that married once: 2,202,434
    Number of people that married twice: 604,361
    Number of people that married three times or more: 159,039

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    #25. New Mexico

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 26.7%

    Estimated population in 2016: 2,081,015
    Number of people that never married: 568,446
    Number of people that married once: 803,589
    Number of people that married twice: 225,294
    Number of people that married three times or more: 67,728

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    #24. North Carolina

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 26.75%

    Estimated population in 2016: 10,146,788
    Number of people that never married: 2,501,668
    Number of people that married once: 4,044,892
    Number of people that married twice: 1,168,025
    Number of people that married three times or more: 324,308

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    #23. Kansas

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 26.95%

    Estimated population in 2016: 2,907,289
    Number of people that never married: 664,117
    Number of people that married once: 1,193,941
    Number of people that married twice: 329,046
    Number of people that married three times or more: 108,785

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    #22. South Carolina

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 27.25%

    Estimated population in 2016: 4,961,119
    Number of people that never married: 1,257,490
    Number of people that married once: 1,935,427
    Number of people that married twice: 575,152
    Number of people that married three times or more: 163,344

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    #21. Washington

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 27.55%

    Estimated population in 2016: 7,288,000
    Number of people that never married: 1,767,698
    Number of people that married once: 2,907,228
    Number of people that married twice: 814,052
    Number of people that married three times or more: 247,123

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    #20. Georgia

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 27.55%

    Estimated population in 2016: 10,310,371
    Number of people that never married: 2,711,720
    Number of people that married once: 3,836,104
    Number of people that married twice: 1,123,769
    Number of people that married three times or more: 353,066

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    #19. Louisiana

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 27.55%

    Estimated population in 2016: 4,681,666
    Number of people that never married: 1,304,768
    Number of people that married once: 1,755,577
    Number of people that married twice: 503,238
    Number of people that married three times or more: 152,495

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    #18. Maine

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 27.65%

    Estimated population in 2016: 1,331,479
    Number of people that never married: 313,131
    Number of people that married once: 580,639
    Number of people that married twice: 178,271
    Number of people that married three times or more: 46,362

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    #17. Arizona

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 28.15%

    Estimated population in 2016: 6,931,071
    Number of people that never married: 1,774,778
    Number of people that married once: 2,586,614
    Number of people that married twice: 774,386
    Number of people that married three times or more: 246,051

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    #16. Montana

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 28.45%

    Estimated population in 2016: 1,042,520
    Number of people that never married: 237,759
    Number of people that married once: 427,179
    Number of people that married twice: 130,056
    Number of people that married three times or more: 40,613

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    #15. Indiana

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 28.55%

    Estimated population in 2016: 6,633,053
    Number of people that never married: 1,614,675
    Number of people that married once: 2,606,193
    Number of people that married twice: 790,132
    Number of people that married three times or more: 269,033

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    #14. Alaska

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 28.65%

    Estimated population in 2016: 741,894
    Number of people that never married: 200,106
    Number of people that married once: 274,234
    Number of people that married twice: 80,610
    Number of people that married three times or more: 24,371

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    #13. West Virginia

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 28.7%

    Estimated population in 2016: 1,831,102
    Number of people that never married: 419,573
    Number of people that married once: 778,320
    Number of people that married twice: 255,755
    Number of people that married three times or more: 78,513

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    #12. Missouri

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 29%

    Estimated population in 2016: 6,093,000
    Number of people that never married: 1,482,368
    Number of people that married once: 2,417,775
    Number of people that married twice: 743,579
    Number of people that married three times or more: 259,574

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    #11. Florida

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 29.95%

    Estimated population in 2016: 20,612,439
    Number of people that never married: 5,187,602
    Number of people that married once: 8,021,785
    Number of people that married twice: 2,583,283
    Number of people that married three times or more: 785,211

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    #10. Mississippi

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 30%

    Estimated population in 2016: 2,988,726
    Number of people that never married: 797,540
    Number of people that married once: 1,105,136
    Number of people that married twice: 355,106
    Number of people that married three times or more: 123,019

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    #9. Idaho

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 30.1%

    Estimated population in 2016: 1,683,140
    Number of people that never married: 340,362
    Number of people that married once: 650,233
    Number of people that married twice: 206,584
    Number of people that married three times or more: 78,471

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    #8. Kentucky

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 30.3%

    Estimated population in 2016: 4,436,974
    Number of people that never married: 1,008,934
    Number of people that married once: 1,777,319
    Number of people that married twice: 577,774
    Number of people that married three times or more: 205,461

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    #7. Oregon

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 30.5%

    Estimated population in 2016: 4,093,465
    Number of people that never married: 991,647
    Number of people that married once: 1,597,381
    Number of people that married twice: 505,076
    Number of people that married three times or more: 174,081

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    #6. Wyoming

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 30.6%

    Estimated population in 2016: 585,501
    Number of people that never married: 126,641
    Number of people that married once: 235,042
    Number of people that married twice: 77,323
    Number of people that married three times or more: 27,171

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    #5. Alabama

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 31.4%

    Estimated population in 2016: 4,863,300
    Number of people that never married: 1,181,823
    Number of people that married once: 1,887,649
    Number of people that married twice: 626,233
    Number of people that married three times or more: 233,001

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    #4. Nevada

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 31.5%

    Estimated population in 2016: 2,940,058
    Number of people that never married: 747,539
    Number of people that married once: 1,064,169
    Number of people that married twice: 348,089
    Number of people that married three times or more: 125,615

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    #3. Tennessee

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 31.5%

    Estimated population in 2016: 6,651,194
    Number of people that never married: 1,561,788
    Number of people that married once: 2,562,594
    Number of people that married twice: 864,812
    Number of people that married three times or more: 318,294

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    #2. Oklahoma

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 33.6%

    Estimated population in 2016: 3,923,561
    Number of people that never married: 865,437
    Number of people that married once: 1,472,506
    Number of people that married twice: 525,588
    Number of people that married three times or more: 214,057

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    #1. Arkansas

    Average percent of people married two or more times: 34.55%

    Estimated population in 2016: 2,988,248
    Number of people that never married: 655,270
    Number of people that married once: 1,123,886
    Number of people that married twice: 415,272
    Number of people that married three times or more: 186,047

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