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Photos: Top Ten States for Divorce -- and Where Colorado Ranks

Back in 2013, we posted about the top ten cities for divorce -- and two of them were in Colorado. Given that, it's not too surprising Colorado ranks in the top ten states for divorce, according to U.S. government statistics. Count down the photo-illustrated top ten below, supplemented by the stats, including a document showing trends in all fifty states over more than two decades.

See also: Photos: Top Ten Cities for Divorce in America -- and the Two Colorado Places on the List, published in November 2013

Number 1:

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Nevada

Number of divorces per 1,000 residents: 5.6

Number 2:

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Arkansas

Number of divorces per 1,000 residents: 5.3

Continue to keep counting down the top ten states for divorce. Number 3 (tie)

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Oklahoma

Number of divorces per 1,000 residents: 5.2

Number 3 (tie)

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West Virginia

Number of divorces per 1,000 residents: 5.2

Continue to keep counting down the top ten states for divorce. Number 5

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Idaho

Number of divorces per 1,000 residents: 4.9

Number 6 (tie)

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Alaska

Number of divorces per 1,000 residents: 4.8

Continue to keep counting down the top ten states for divorce. Number 6 (tie)

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Wyoming

Number of divorces per 1,000 residents: 4.8

Number 8:

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Florida

Number of divorces per 1,000 residents: 4.5

Continue to keep counting down the top ten states for divorce. Number 9 (tie):

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Colorado

Number of divorces per 1,000 residents: 4.4

Number 9 (tie):

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Kentucky

Number of divorces per 1,000 residents: 4.4

Here's the complete breakdown of statistics for all fifty states from 1990 to 2011, the most recent year with statistics available.

Divorce Rates by State

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