New census data reveals that residents of rural regions of the United States are equally likely to become divorced as residents of urban areas. Data from previous studies showed that rural residents were less likely to be divorced.
Several reasons have been cited for the rise in rural divorces including a shift in family values, women going to work, smaller cities gaining autonomy, and a lower percentage of residents with college educations. In 2009, there were approximately 121 million married adults in the United States and 26 million divorced adults. In 1980, there were about 100 million married adults and 11 million divorced adults.
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