New U.S. Census report finds national divorce rates highest in the south

Southern hospitality is fading when it comes to marriage.

A new U.S. Census report found that in 2009, the southern part of the country had the highest rate of divorce. While couples in the northeast had the most staying power.  

The statistics are part of the Marital Events of Americans 2009 study, which examines marriage, divorce and widowhood in America.  

The national divorce rate was 9.2 for every 1,000 men and 9.7 for women.

In the south, the divorce rate was at least a point higher for both sexes.

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