New York Divorce Statistics and Facts

Nobody starts out their marriage hoping for a divorce (we hope). Spodek Law Group has put out an infographic looking at what separates New Yorkers from the rest of the U.S. Why do we care about this? Because according to this infographic, New York has an exceptionally low divorce rate – 5.5% according to the 2011 census. So what makes the residents of New York so different? According to the infographic, there are three unique traits. The first is median family income – New York reports a median family income of $69,202 compared to the nation’s $52,762. The second is age of first marriage – in New York, people tend to marry older. Women are 28.4 years old (US 26.9) and the men are 30 years (US 28.9) old. The final differentiator is education level – New Yorkers tend to be better educated than the rest of the country. According to the infographic, 32.4% of New Yorkers have a Bachelors degree compared to 27.9% of the U.S.

New York Divorce Statistics and Facts