The 10 Cities In Oklahoma With The Highest Divorce Rates For 2021

We analyzed over 76 places in Oklahoma to identify the ones that have the highest rates of divorce.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our third time ranking the cities in Oklahoma with the highest divorce rates.

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If you're married, the thought of divorce has probably popped into your mind at least once.

Come on, admit it.

And if you're not married, let me tell you that there's gonna be a point at 2 a.m. when you have a crying baby and haven't slept in two months that it's gonna run through your head to run.



But, don't just take my word for it, take the word of the some 220,240 people living in Oklahoma over fifteen years of age who are divorced. Or compare that to the 28,339,199 dAmericans who are already divorced in 2021.

A lot of people make the decision to run away - or simply split up - across the Sooner State.

Isn't the divorce rate in America close to 50%? Yes indeed. But that's not quite what we're measuring; we are looking at counts and percentages of people over 15 years old who are currently divorced.

You typically calculate that 50% statistic as percent of marriages.

But we are just going to focus on the actual number of divorced people today -- what better way to measure marital misery than the straight count of people in Oklahoma it affects?

So now that we have you biting your nails, rethinking your world view, and pulling out your hair, let's take a look at the places in Oklahoma with highest rates of divorcees.

The 10 Cities In Oklahoma With The Highest Divorce Rates

  1. Anadarko (Photos)
  2. Henryetta (Photos)
  3. Seminole (Photos)
  4. Okmulgee (Photos)
  5. Wagoner (Photos)
  6. Sallisaw (Photos)
  7. Vinita (Photos)
  8. Holdenville (Photos)
  9. Blackwell (Photos)
  10. Shawnee (Photos)

Let's quickly recap before we dive into the methodology and a closer look at the top ten places in OK.

What is the city in Oklahoma with the highest divorce rate? That would be Anadarko, with 14.0% of people over 15 years of age being divorced, per the most recent census data.

What is the overall Oklahoma divorce rate? According to the 2015-2019 Community Survey, the overall divorce rate in Oklahoma is 7.000000000000001%, which compares to the US divorce rate of 10.9%.

Alrighty, on to how we calculated the places with the highest divorce rates in Oklahoma.

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Anadarko, OK

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Population: 6,626
Divorce Rate: 14.0%
Divorcees: 742
Median Income: $43,072
More on Anadarko:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Henryetta, OK

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Population: 5,633
Divorce Rate: 12.0%
Divorcees: 540
Median Income: $32,589
More on Henryetta:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Seminole, OK

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Population: 7,219
Divorce Rate: 12.0%
Divorcees: 693
Median Income: $37,120
More on Seminole:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Okmulgee, OK

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Population: 11,846
Divorce Rate: 11.0%
Divorcees: 1,042
Median Income: $31,884
More on Okmulgee:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Wagoner, OK

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Population: 8,920
Divorce Rate: 11.0%
Divorcees: 784
Median Income: $35,250
More on Wagoner:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Sallisaw, OK

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Population: 8,571
Divorce Rate: 11.0%
Divorcees: 754
Median Income: $33,145
More on Sallisaw:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Vinita, OK

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Population: 5,423
Divorce Rate: 11.0%
Divorcees: 477
Median Income: $37,953
More on Vinita:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Holdenville, OK

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Population: 5,559
Divorce Rate: 11.0%
Divorcees: 489
Median Income: $32,433
More on Holdenville:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Blackwell, OK

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Population: 6,696
Divorce Rate: 11.0%
Divorcees: 589
Median Income: $42,371
More on Blackwell:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Shawnee, OK

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Population: 31,235
Divorce Rate: 11.0%
Divorcees: 2,748
Median Income: $40,473
More on Shawnee:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

How We Determined The Places In Oklahoma That Get Un-Hitched The Most

Since that this is the 58th category of rankings we are compiling for the site, we had a pretty good idea where to find data on marriage and divorce in America — the U.S. Census Bureau. Because who likes tracking misery more than the U.S. government?

Specifically, we looked at the 2015-2019 American Community Survey specifically table S1201 -- Marital Status.

Pretty straight forward on that front -- we just had to extract the following column of data:

  • Population 15 Years and Over -> Divorced

There's some kinda interesting/fun/sad data in there like .1% of female Americans aged 15-19 are divorced, but 0% of males (That's probably a rounding issue, but still).

But the national data is for another day, today the analysis focuses on the 74 places in Oklahoma with a population of over 5,000.

We ranked each of these places by the percentage of divorcees over 15 years of age from highest to lowest. We crowned the divorce capital of Oklahoma the place with the highest incidence of divorcees, Anadarko.

And if you're trying to avoid divorce, check out Guymon, the city with the lowest divorce rate in Oklahoma.

Getting Some Closure In Oklahoma After Untying The Know

Besides just coming up with what we thought would be a great new blog/book title, "Untying the Knot In Oklahoma: Life After Divorce", we now have a sense of what places in the Sooner State don't pay much attention to the whole "'til death do we part" phrase.

Try to keep in mind that the reason cities rank where they do in Oklahoma could be because of the age, education, and income distribution, as all of those things impact the rate of divorce.

And, in all honestly, that's probably for the best. It's much better to get out of a toxic relationship than stay it.

Just make sure you have your running shoes ready to go.

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Detailed List Of The Cities With The Highest Divorce Rates In Oklahoma

Rank City Divorce Rate
1 Anadarko, OK 14.0%
2 Henryetta, OK 12.0%
3 Seminole, OK 12.0%
4 Okmulgee, OK 11.0%
5 Wagoner, OK 11.0%
6 Sallisaw, OK 11.0%
7 Vinita, OK 11.0%
8 Holdenville, OK 11.0%
9 Blackwell, OK 11.0%
10 Shawnee, OK 11.0%
11 Sulphur, OK 11.0%
12 Chickasha, OK 11.0%
13 Claremore, OK 11.0%
14 Mcalester, OK 10.0%
15 Del City, OK 10.0%
16 Ada, OK 10.0%
17 El Reno, OK 10.0%
18 Ardmore, OK 10.0%
19 Clinton, OK 9.0%
20 Purcell, OK 9.0%
21 Guthrie, OK 9.0%
22 Sapulpa, OK 9.0%
23 Pryor Creek, OK 9.0%
24 Midwest City, OK 9.0%
25 Ponca City, OK 9.0%
26 Muskogee, OK 9.0%
27 Duncan, OK 9.0%
28 Choctaw, OK 9.0%
29 Cushing, OK 9.0%
30 Coweta, OK 9.0%
31 Noble, OK 9.0%
32 Idabel, OK 9.0%
33 Mustang, OK 8.0%
34 Lone Grove, OK 8.0%
35 Collinsville, OK 8.0%
36 Bethany, OK 8.0%
37 Harrah, OK 8.0%
38 Sand Springs, OK 8.0%
39 Tecumseh, OK 8.0%
40 Catoosa, OK 8.0%
41 Tahlequah, OK 8.0%
42 Durant, OK 8.0%
43 Hugo, OK 8.0%
44 Warr Acres, OK 7.0%
45 The Village, OK 7.0%
46 Owasso, OK 7.0%
47 Tulsa, OK 7.0%
48 Yukon, OK 7.0%
49 Enid, OK 7.0%
50 Bartlesville, OK 7.0%
51 Elk City, OK 7.0%
52 Moore, OK 7.0%
53 Oklahoma City, OK 7.0%
54 Miami, OK 7.0%
55 Glenpool, OK 7.0%
56 Blanchard, OK 6.0%
57 Norman, OK 6.0%
58 Pauls Valley, OK 6.0%
59 Poteau, OK 6.0%
60 Lawton, OK 6.0%
61 Woodward, OK 6.0%
62 Piedmont, OK 5.0%
63 Broken Arrow, OK 5.0%
64 Jenks, OK 5.0%
65 Bixby, OK 5.0%
66 Newcastle, OK 5.0%
67 Alva, OK 5.0%
68 Weatherford, OK 5.0%
69 Stillwater, OK 4.0%
70 Edmond, OK 4.0%
71 Altus, OK 4.0%
72 Grove, OK 3.0%
73 Tuttle, OK 3.0%
74 Guymon, OK 3.0%

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About Chris Kolmar

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