The 10 Cities In Oklahoma With The Highest Divorce Rates For 2022

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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2022. 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 221,163 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 2022.

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. Holdenville (Photos)
  2. Anadarko (Photos)
  3. Purcell (Photos)
  4. Okmulgee (Photos)
  5. Pauls Valley (Photos)
  6. El Reno (Photos)
  7. Ada (Photos)
  8. Wagoner (Photos)
  9. Henryetta (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 Holdenville, with 15.0% 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 2016-2020 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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Holdenville, OK

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Population: 5,662
Divorce Rate: 15.0%
Divorcees: 679
Median Income: $32,141
More on Holdenville:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Anadarko, OK

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Population: 6,600
Divorce Rate: 13.0%
Divorcees: 686
Median Income: $42,892
More on Anadarko:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Purcell, OK

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Population: 6,508
Divorce Rate: 13.0%
Divorcees: 676
Median Income: $50,703
More on Purcell:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Okmulgee, OK

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Population: 11,768
Divorce Rate: 12.0%
Divorcees: 1,129
Median Income: $31,572
More on Okmulgee:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Pauls Valley, OK

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Population: 6,128
Divorce Rate: 12.0%
Divorcees: 588
Median Income: $37,846
More on Pauls Valley:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

El Reno, OK

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Population: 19,539
Divorce Rate: 12.0%
Divorcees: 1,875
Median Income: $42,659
More on El Reno:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Ada, OK

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Population: 17,399
Divorce Rate: 11.0%
Divorcees: 1,531
Median Income: $41,070
More on Ada:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Wagoner, OK

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Population: 9,061
Divorce Rate: 11.0%
Divorcees: 797
Median Income: $42,863
More on Wagoner:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Henryetta, OK

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Population: 5,586
Divorce Rate: 11.0%
Divorcees: 491
Median Income: $33,438
More on Henryetta:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Shawnee, OK

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Population: 31,361
Divorce Rate: 11.0%
Divorcees: 2,759
Median Income: $41,123
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 2016-2020 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, Holdenville.

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 Holdenville, OK 15.0%
2 Anadarko, OK 13.0%
3 Purcell, OK 13.0%
4 Okmulgee, OK 12.0%
5 Pauls Valley, OK 12.0%
6 El Reno, OK 12.0%
7 Ada, OK 11.0%
8 Wagoner, OK 11.0%
9 Henryetta, OK 11.0%
10 Shawnee, OK 11.0%
11 Seminole, OK 11.0%
12 Ponca City, OK 11.0%
13 Sallisaw, OK 11.0%
14 Mustang, OK 10.0%
15 Guthrie, OK 10.0%
16 Del City, OK 10.0%
17 Cushing, OK 10.0%
18 Blackwell, OK 10.0%
19 Claremore, OK 10.0%
20 Vinita, OK 10.0%
21 Chickasha, OK 10.0%
22 Collinsville, OK 10.0%
23 Midwest City, OK 9.0%
24 Ardmore, OK 9.0%
25 Muskogee, OK 9.0%
26 Sulphur, OK 9.0%
27 Coweta, OK 9.0%
28 Catoosa, OK 9.0%
29 Pryor Creek, OK 9.0%
30 Durant, OK 9.0%
31 Lone Grove, OK 9.0%
32 Sapulpa, OK 9.0%
33 Woodward, OK 9.0%
34 Noble, OK 8.0%
35 Tecumseh, OK 8.0%
36 Sand Springs, OK 8.0%
37 Mcalester, OK 8.0%
38 Yukon, OK 8.0%
39 Duncan, OK 8.0%
40 Clinton, OK 8.0%
41 Enid, OK 8.0%
42 Tulsa, OK 7.0%
43 The Village, OK 7.0%
44 Bartlesville, OK 7.0%
45 Tahlequah, OK 7.0%
46 Bethany, OK 7.0%
47 Choctaw, OK 7.0%
48 Owasso, OK 7.0%
49 Idabel, OK 7.0%
50 Oklahoma City, OK 7.0%
51 Miami, OK 7.0%
52 Hugo, OK 7.0%
53 Moore, OK 7.0%
54 Glenpool, OK 7.0%
55 Harrah, OK 6.0%
56 Blanchard, OK 6.0%
57 Newcastle, OK 6.0%
58 Lawton, OK 6.0%
59 Poteau, OK 6.0%
60 Elk City, OK 6.0%
61 Norman, OK 6.0%
62 Broken Arrow, OK 5.0%
63 Jenks, OK 5.0%
64 Bixby, OK 5.0%
65 Alva, OK 5.0%
66 Warr Acres, OK 5.0%
67 Weatherford, OK 5.0%
68 Edmond, OK 4.0%
69 Piedmont, OK 4.0%
70 Tuttle, OK 4.0%
71 Altus, OK 4.0%
72 Grove, OK 4.0%
73 Stillwater, OK 3.0%
74 Guymon, OK 1.0%

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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