The American South has the country's highest divorce rates
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August 25th, 2011
11:30 PM ET

The American South has the country's highest divorce rates

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A Census Bureau report released Thursday found that men and women in the Southern United States have the highest rates of divorce in the country, while men and women in the Northeast have the lowest.

The report, titled "Marital Events of Americans: 2009," found that in 2009, 10.2 men per 1,000 and 11.1 women per 1,000 in the South got divorced. By contrast, in the Northeast, the numbers per thousand for men and women were 7.2 and 7.5, respectively.

Overall, the national divorce rate was 9.2 for men and 9.7 for women. FULL POST

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Topics: Sex • United States
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