Despite all the temptations the Big Apple has to offer, New York State had one of the lowest divorce rates in the U.S. last year.
That’s according to new census data that found New Yorkers are more likely to keep the love alive when compared to those couples married throughout the nation. The Garden State and North Dakota had rates lower than New York state’s 8.4 percent divorce rate in 2008, a number that reportedly dropped even lower in city boroughs – including Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.
The Big Apple’s 10 percent divorce rate was a bit lower than the national average of 10.7 percent.
The county in the Empire State with the highest divorce rate was upstate in Chemung. 12% of people are likely to divorce there – but the population is only about 2,700.
None of the counties in New York came even close to the what’s being described as the new divorce capital of America – which is Wayne County, Indiana, at 19.2 percent.
Researchers are blaming the nation’s souring economy on the divorce rate – which puts more stress on both husbands and wives. Indiana – especially – has been hit hard by the ecomony as the auto and manufacturing industries there have suffered tremendously.