North Bay couples have the highest divorce rate in the Bay Area, according to the latest update of census data.

The four North Bay counties have the highest percentage of residents 15 years and older who are divorced, with all four over 10 percent. San Francisco and Santa Clara counties have the lowest percentage.1. Sonoma — 13.6%2. Marin — 12.6%3. Solano — 11.6% 4. Napa — 11.2%5. Contra Costa — 9.8%6. San Mateo — 9.1%7. Alameda — 8.6%8. San Francisco — 8.3%9. Santa Clara — 7.9%[bar color=”Accent-Color” title=”1. Sonoma” percent=”13.6″][bar color=”Extra-Color-1″ title=”2. Marin” percent=”12.6″][bar color=”Accent-Color” title=”3. Solano” percent=”11.6″][bar color=”Extra-Color-1″ title=”4. Napa” percent=”11.2″][bar color=”Accent-Color” title=”5. Contra Costa” percent=”9.8″][bar color=”Extra-Color-1″ title=”6. San Mateo” percent=”9.1″][bar color=”Accent-Color” title=”7. Alameda” percent=”8.6″][bar color=”Extra-Color-1″ title=”8. San Francisco” percent=”8.3″][bar color=”Accent-Color” title=”9. Santa Clara” percent=”7.9″]The North Bay counties have more divorced people than the state rate, which has a rate of 9.5 percent. Santa Clara County, in last place, also has the highest percentage of people currently married at 53.3 percent.


SourceU.S. Census Bureau ACS table S1201

Daniel J. Willis

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