Tuesday, November 18, 2014

County-level maps show U.S. stats for married, never-married, divorced, separated, widowed

FlowingData has created a series of county-level maps that show the number of married, never married, divorced, separated and widowed people in the U.S., Ana Swanson Reports for The Washington Post. "When it comes to people who were never married, America has a singles belt that stretches across much of the South and parts of the West, as well as a big chunk of Alaska." 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, says FlowingData. (To see all the interactive maps click here)

The most married counties are: Loving and Roberts counties in Texas; Banner, Blaine and Logan counties in Nebraska; Bear Lake County, Idaho; King County, Texas;  Worth County, Missouri; Hinsdale, County Colorado; and Garfield County, Utah, says FlowingData. The most single counties are: Lexington City County, Virginia; Shannon County, South Dakatoa; North Slope Borough and Wade Hampton counties in Alaska; Radord City, Williamsburg City, Harrisonburg and Charlottesville City counties in Virginia.; Wade Hampton, Alaska; Hancock County, Georgia; and Washington, D.C.
The most divorced counties are: Esmeralda County, Nevada; Fall River County, South Dakota; Pershing County, Nevada; Skagway Municipality, Alaska; Meagher and Powell counties in Montana; Lyon and Wolfe counties in Kentucky; Terrell County Texas; and Bledsoe County, Tennessee. The most separated counties are: Concho County, Texas; Irwin, Turner and Clay counties in Georgia; Isaquena County, Mississippi; Norton City and Franklin City in Virginia; Sierra County, California; Fairfield County, South Carolina; and Dolores County, Colorado.
Texas is the nation's leader in most widowed, led by Kennedy, Hudspeth, Kinney, Culberson and Edwards counties. Also rated high are Esmeralda and Eureka counties in Nevada; Kalawao County, Hawaii; Terrell County, Georgia; and Clark County, Idaho. (Read more)

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