Friday, August 5, 2011

Sunset leads Utah in percent of divorced males; Hyde Park rate shows smallest share

With 20.4 percent of Sunset’s male population over 15 being divorced, the city’s rate ranks second highest in the state for communities with more than 1,000 male residents. That equates to about 376 residents. Topping the list, according to statistics gathered from 2005-09 for the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, is Gunnison. The city, which is home to the state’s Central Utah Correctional Facility, has the highest divorce rate at just under 30 percent of the male population. That equals about 530 residents. The average divorce rate for men statewide is 7.94 percent, or 77,291 divorced men. Other cities with high-ranking divorce rates include South Salt Lake, with a rate of 15.4 percent or 1,450 men, and Draper, with a rate of 13.3 percent or 2,040 men.

The lowest divorce rate of communities with male populations over 1,000 was in Hyde Park, with only 0.41 percent of the male community reported as divorced, or five men. The second-lowest percentage was in Santa Clara, with 1.56 percent of men divorced, which is about 34 men. Salt Lake Tribune

Note: Traditionally, "divorce rates" are calculated and the number of divorces per 1,000 population. These divorce rates are available from the Utah Department of Health here.

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