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Michigan marriages last longer compared to most states, study finds

Financial benefits of marriage
Posted at 9:56 AM, Jun 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-25 13:23:18-04

(WXYZ) — Matrimony in Michigan tends to last longer than most states, according to a new study.

Researchers at LifeStorage.com found the average duration for marriage in Michigan was 21.6 years. Maine and West Virginia tied for the top spot at 22.6 years. Wisconsin (22.3 years), Pennsylvania (22.1 years) and Hampshire (22.1) came in ahead of Michigan.

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On the flipside, Nevada had the highest rate of divorce per capita. Meanwhile, Louisiana and Illinois tied for lowest divorce rates throughout the nation.

Per capita, Michigan had a divorce rate of 2.8.

LifeStorage.com used U.S. Census Bureau data to examine the best states for marriage based on the number of people tying the knot, divorce rates and marriage longevity.

View the full study here.