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Residents of Florida cities have high rates of remarriage

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A large number of Florida residents like to go down the wedding aisle more than once.

New figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday shows that Florida has among the highest rates for residents who have married two or more times.

The rate for Florida men was 30.5 percent in 2012, and the rate for women was 29.4 percent.

Nationally, just under a quarter of U.S. residents have been married twice or more.

Only Alabama, Arkansas, Nevada, Oklahoma and Tennessee had higher rates.

Three Florida cities are among the top 20 metro areas when it comes to the rates of residents who have been married twice or more.

Those metro areas are Punta Gorda, Panama City and Ocala, and they all have remarriage rates higher than 36 percent.

Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

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