|A new study by MagnifyMoney.com shows that compared to other states, West Virginia has a high percentage of residents who have been married at least three times.|
The Mountain State ranked 8th in the country with 5.9% of West Virginians having headed to the altar three times or more.
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Arkansas(7.9%), Oklahoma(6.9%), Tennessee(6.7%), Wyoming(6.7%) and Idaho(6.5%) make up the top five.
Northeast states make up the other end of the spectrum with Rhode Island(2%), Connecticut(1.9%), Massachusetts(1.4%), New Jersey(1.4%) and New York(1.4%) rounding out the bottom five.
âResidents with three or more marriages under their belt tend to start early,â the study says. In West Virginia, the median age for first marriages is 26 for women and 29 for men.