Depending where you are, the reality is that your divorce could be easier or more difficult to get through. Different parts of the country make it easier to recover financially from divorce. For example, the results of a study completed by LendingTree.com found that Denver was one of the best areas in the United States to recover from a divorce (financially speaking).
What information did the study take into consideration?
The study looked at data about divorced residents collected in the U.S. census. It reviewed their information if they were between the ages of 35 and 64 years old.
The study considered a few different factors to determine its rankings. It looked at things like home ownership, rent expenses for those who are married versus those who are divorced and other information like remarriage data and data pool analyses.
Among the top 10 cities for the best dating prospects were Pittsburgh, Las Vegas, Denver and Kansas City. Those cities, unfortunately, also had the highest percentage of people who had divorced three or more times.
Once the study looked at the top 50 cities in the U.S. and compared them, it was discovered that Denver tied with Pittsburgh as the fourth-best city in the country to recover financially from divorce. Other ranked cities include Minneapolis, which scored best, and Milwaukee and Detroit in second and third place overall.
Where’s the worst place for people recovering from divorce?
New York City was ranked at the bottom of the 50 cities studied. The study named poor dating pool prospects and poor economic outcomes as reasons for the low ranking. Denver, in comparison, has a population that is most equally split between men and women, making it a good area for dating and finding other singles.
Depending on your goals after marriage and divorce, Denver is a good place to be. Financially, you’re likely to be better off than in some other major cities. That’s good news if you’re considering a divorce now, because your future may be determined, at least in the short term, by what happened with your divorce settlement.