U.S. Census data, compiled by Pansop.com, show that divorce rates in Pike County are lower than the national average, but in Wayne County, the rate among males is notably higher.

WAYNE & PIKE – U.S. Census data, compiled by Pansop.com, show that divorce rates in Pike County are lower than the national average, but in Wayne County, the rate among males is notably higher.

Data analyst for Pansop.com, Kevin Pryor, in a report released by his group in September, show the statistics for divorce from 2009 to 2015.

Overall, the numbers of divorced individuals in the United States have increased by 11.65 percent in that period, but Pike County experienced a decrease of both divorced males and females over the six year span.

In contrast, The number of divorced males in Wayne County rose by 22.5%, with only a slight decrease in the number of divorced females.  

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Data for Pike County

From 2009 to 2015, the numbers for divorced females decreased by 25.9 percent while the number of divorced males decreased by 11.2 percent.  This makes Pike County one of the highest in the U.S. for a decrease in divorced females, Pansop.com points out. 

In 2009, in Pike County, there were 2,950 divorced females; in 2015, there were 2,187.
Data for males show that in 2009 there were 2,211 who were divorced, compared to 1,964 in 2015.
The population in Pike County in that time span grew from 58,335 to 56,632.

The information is best represented in graphs from http://www.pansop.com/metric-article/22/2296/
Here you can see how the number of divorced females under preformed the Pennsylvania by -36.5 percent and the nation by -37.9 percent while the number of divorced males under preformed Pennsylvania by -19.4 percent and the nation by -22.5 percent.

“Such a decrease in divorced individuals for Pike County goes against the general increase that is happening on both state and national levels. The numbers indicate that marriages in Pike County following a more successful trend,” said Pryor.

In Wayne County

In neighboring Wayne County, there was a slight decrease (- 0.4%) in the number of divorced females and an increase of 22.5% of divorced males, during this time span.

In 2009, there were 2,129 divorced females, and only one more, in 2015.
In contrast, in 2009 in Wayne County, there were 2,074 males that were divorced, and in 2015 there were 2,602.
Total population grew from 51,233 in 2009 to 51,642 in 2015, in Wayne County.

To view the Wayne County, Pa. data, visit:
 http://www.pansop.com/metric-article/22/2308/.

Many factors

“Divorces commonly occur for a number of reasons but further studies suggest that divorces can be impacted by income levels, education levels, and a lack of guidance,” the Pansop.com report adds.

For more information, contact Kevin Pryor at 203-518-2348 or email at kevin@gridlex.com.

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Visit the U.S. Census Bureau online for more information on divorce rates.
https://www.census.gov/topics/families/marriage-and-divorce.html