Washington cities with the highest and lowest divorce rates

On Behalf of | Feb 23, 2022 | Firm News

Just as every marriage is unique, every divorce is as well. Financial problems, infidelity, different values and beliefs, and communication problems may ultimately lead to the breakdown of a marriage.

Geography certainly doesn’t play a part in divorce rates – or does it?

WalletHub published its list of Best Places to Raise a Family in Washington State list. To determine which cities are considered the best to raise a family, WalletHub compared 114 of the largest cities in Washington State on 21 key factors, including housing costs, crime rates, median family income, and more.

One other factor considered was each city’s divorce rate, which, as a divorce and family law firm, we find very interesting.

Which Washington cities have the highest (and lowest) divorce rates?

The Washington cities with the highest divorce rates are.

  • Kelso (highest)
  • Centralia
  • Port Angeles
  • Bremerton
  • Moses Lake

The Washington cities with the lowest divorce rates are.

  • Fort Lewis (lowest)
  • Sammamish
  • Snoqualmie
  • Union Hill-Novelty Hill
  • Cottage Lake

The data is pulled from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and other government sources.

The article does not touch on why these cities have the highest (or lowest) divorce rates. Rather, this is one of many factors that is considered in determining what cities are considered the best in which to raise a family.

Best cities to raise a family

WalletHub determined these cities to be the best places to raise a family in Washington State.

  • West Richland
  • Snoqualmie
  • Sammamish
  • Bainbridge Island
  • Richland

No matter where you are from, if you are facing divorce or another family law matter, you deserve to have a dedicated attorney on your side. At Lutz & Associates, P.S., we serve clients throughout Washington, with offices in Tacoma, Kent, Bellevue, and Fircrest.