NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Not every marriage is perfect, everyone knows that. According to the American Psychological Association, about 40% to 50% of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. While that sounds like a lot, it doesn't mean that almost half of the country is divorced, or that the number of divorces is spread evenly across the country.
It's difficult to find a pattern in divorce rates across the country. Thanks to a 2012 report from the U.S. Census and data aggregation by Bloomberg we are able to say which states have higher divorce rates than others. These states are spread across the country, making it tough to say that people living in a particular region are more likely than others to be divorced.
This list reflects the 10 states with the highest percentage of divorced people aged 15 and older.
So if you're looking to find other divorcees you might want to look into moving to these states. Or you might want to avoid them if you think higher divorce rates are bad luck for your own marriage.
Percentage divorced: 13%
Percentage married: 49.1%
Percentage separated: 2.3%
9. New Mexico
Percentage divorced: 13.1%
Percentage married: 46.1%
Percentage separated: 1.8%