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


We analyzed over 349 places in Texas 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 Texas 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.

Far.

Away.

But, don't just take my word for it, take the word of the some 1,356,521 people living in Texas 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 Lone Star 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 Texas 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 Texas with highest rates of divorcees.

The 10 Cities In Texas With The Highest Divorce Rates

  1. Sinton
  2. Krum
  3. Burnet (Photos)
  4. Paris (Photos)
  5. Crockett (Photos)
  6. Rusk
  7. Slaton (Photos)
  8. Lacy-Lakeview
  9. Gladewater (Photos)
  10. Cameron (Photos)

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

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

What is the overall Texas divorce rate? According to the 2015-2019 Community Survey, the overall divorce rate in Texas is 6.0%, which compares to the US divorce rate of 10.9%.

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

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Overall SnackAbility

2
/10

Population: 5,504
Divorce Rate: 14.0%
Divorcees: 616
Median Income: $30,048
More on Sinton:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,014
Divorce Rate: 13.0%
Divorcees: 521
Median Income: $74,004
More on Krum:

Burnet, TX

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,266
Divorce Rate: 13.0%
Divorcees: 651
Median Income: $58,869
More on Burnet:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Paris, TX

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 24,807
Divorce Rate: 13.0%
Divorcees: 2,579
Median Income: $32,544
More on Paris:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Crockett, TX

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 6,447
Divorce Rate: 13.0%
Divorcees: 670
Median Income: $26,856
More on Crockett:  Cost Of Living

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,559
Divorce Rate: 13.0%
Divorcees: 578
Median Income: $53,109
More on Rusk:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Slaton, TX

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 5,960
Divorce Rate: 13.0%
Divorcees: 619
Median Income: $36,295
More on Slaton:  Cost Of Living

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 6,633
Divorce Rate: 13.0%
Divorcees: 689
Median Income: $35,310
More on Lacy-Lakeview:  Cost Of Living

Gladewater, TX

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 5,991
Divorce Rate: 13.0%
Divorcees: 623
Median Income: $31,265
More on Gladewater:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Cameron, TX

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,489
Divorce Rate: 12.0%
Divorcees: 526
Median Income: $37,448
More on Cameron:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

How We Determined The Places In Texas 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 353 places in Texas 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 Texas the place with the highest incidence of divorcees, Sinton.

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

Getting Some Closure In Texas After Untying The Know

Besides just coming up with what we thought would be a great new blog/book title, "Untying the Knot In Texas: Life After Divorce", we now have a sense of what places in the Lone Star 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 Texas 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 Texas

Rank City Divorce Rate
1 Sinton, TX 14.0%
2 Krum, TX 13.0%
3 Burnet, TX 13.0%
4 Paris, TX 13.0%
5 Crockett, TX 13.0%
6 Rusk, TX 13.0%
7 Slaton, TX 13.0%
8 Lacy-Lakeview, TX 13.0%
9 Gladewater, TX 13.0%
10 Cameron, TX 12.0%
11 Carthage, TX 12.0%
12 Borger, TX 12.0%
13 Diboll, TX 12.0%
14 Atlanta, TX 12.0%
15 Terrell, TX 12.0%
16 Rockdale, TX 12.0%
17 Joshua, TX 12.0%
18 Rockport, TX 12.0%
19 Kaufman, TX 11.0%
20 Willis, TX 11.0%
21 Lancaster, TX 11.0%
22 Pleasanton, TX 11.0%
23 Edna, TX 11.0%
24 Henderson, TX 11.0%
25 Littlefield, TX 11.0%
26 Cuero, TX 11.0%
27 Sulphur Springs, TX 11.0%
28 Kerrville, TX 11.0%
29 Greenville, TX 11.0%
30 Floresville, TX 11.0%
31 Livingston, TX 11.0%
32 Breckenridge, TX 11.0%
33 Bellmead, TX 11.0%
34 Gilmer, TX 11.0%
35 Lumberton, TX 11.0%
36 Gatesville, TX 11.0%
37 Gonzales, TX 11.0%
38 Port Lavaca, TX 11.0%
39 Silsbee, TX 11.0%
40 Robstown, TX 11.0%
41 Beeville, TX 11.0%
42 Sweetwater, TX 10.0%
43 Cleburne, TX 10.0%
44 Denison, TX 10.0%
45 Seminole, TX 10.0%
46 Center, TX 10.0%
47 Lampasas, TX 10.0%
48 Clute, TX 10.0%
49 Huntsville, TX 10.0%
50 Jacksonville, TX 10.0%
51 Texas City, TX 10.0%
52 Gun Barrel City, TX 10.0%
53 White Settlement, TX 10.0%
54 Lockhart, TX 10.0%
55 Angleton, TX 10.0%
56 White Oak, TX 10.0%
57 Wharton, TX 10.0%
58 Giddings, TX 10.0%
59 Weatherford, TX 10.0%
60 Marlin, TX 10.0%
61 Lake Dallas, TX 10.0%
62 Mexia, TX 10.0%
63 Elgin, TX 10.0%
64 Vidor, TX 10.0%
65 Bowie, TX 10.0%
66 Brady, TX 10.0%
67 La Marque, TX 10.0%
68 Vernon, TX 10.0%
69 Brownwood, TX 10.0%
70 Orange, TX 9.0%
71 Palestine, TX 9.0%
72 Marble Falls, TX 9.0%
73 Kilgore, TX 9.0%
74 Plainview, TX 9.0%
75 El Campo, TX 9.0%
76 Ennis, TX 9.0%
77 Mineral Wells, TX 9.0%
78 Humble, TX 9.0%
79 Seagoville, TX 9.0%
80 Lamesa, TX 9.0%
81 San Benito, TX 9.0%
82 Big Spring, TX 9.0%
83 Bonham, TX 9.0%
84 Uvalde, TX 9.0%
85 Hutchins, TX 9.0%
86 Brownfield, TX 9.0%
87 Tomball, TX 9.0%
88 Azle, TX 9.0%
89 Carrizo Springs, TX 9.0%
90 Aransas Pass, TX 9.0%
91 Victoria, TX 9.0%
92 Alice, TX 9.0%
93 Corpus Christi, TX 9.0%
94 Sherman, TX 9.0%
95 Alpine, TX 9.0%
96 Taylor, TX 9.0%
97 Andrews, TX 8.0%
98 Wake Village, TX 8.0%
99 Gainesville, TX 8.0%
100 Wichita Falls, TX 8.0%

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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.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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