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States that remarry the most

  • 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. 

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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

  • #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

  • #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

  • #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

  • #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

  • #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

  • #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

  • #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

  • #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

  • #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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