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


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 2022. 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 1,374,501 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 2022.

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. Hudson
  2. Krum
  3. Crockett (Photos)
  4. Cameron (Photos)
  5. Lacy-Lakeview
  6. Beeville (Photos)
  7. Brady (Photos)
  8. Lamesa (Photos)
  9. Seminole (Photos)
  10. Paris (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 Hudson, with 19.0% 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 2016-2020 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

5
/10

Population: 5,038
Divorce Rate: 19.0%
Divorcees: 765
Median Income: $40,218
More on Hudson:  | Crime Report

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,088
Divorce Rate: 18.0%
Divorcees: 732
Median Income: $72,405
More on Krum:

Crockett, TX

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,424
Divorce Rate: 16.0%
Divorcees: 822
Median Income: $27,308
More on Crockett:  Cost Of Living

Cameron, TX

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,476
Divorce Rate: 15.0%
Divorcees: 657
Median Income: $44,194
More on Cameron:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 6,698
Divorce Rate: 15.0%
Divorcees: 803
Median Income: $36,282
More on Lacy-Lakeview:  Cost Of Living

Beeville, TX

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 14,261
Divorce Rate: 14.0%
Divorcees: 1,597
Median Income: $39,595
More on Beeville:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Brady, TX

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 5,282
Divorce Rate: 14.0%
Divorcees: 591
Median Income: $45,577
More on Brady:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Lamesa, TX

Overall SnackAbility

2
/10

Population: 9,179
Divorce Rate: 14.0%
Divorcees: 1,028
Median Income: $34,522
More on Lamesa:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Seminole, TX

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,683
Divorce Rate: 13.0%
Divorcees: 799
Median Income: $58,344
More on Seminole:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Paris, TX

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 24,814
Divorce Rate: 13.0%
Divorcees: 2,580
Median Income: $35,794
More on Paris:  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 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 359 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, Hudson.

And if you're trying to avoid divorce, check out Melissa, 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 Hudson, TX 19.0%
2 Krum, TX 18.0%
3 Crockett, TX 16.0%
4 Cameron, TX 15.0%
5 Lacy-Lakeview, TX 15.0%
6 Beeville, TX 14.0%
7 Brady, TX 14.0%
8 Lamesa, TX 14.0%
9 Seminole, TX 13.0%
10 Paris, TX 13.0%
11 Bastrop, TX 13.0%
12 Gatesville, TX 13.0%
13 Gladewater, TX 13.0%
14 Carthage, TX 13.0%
15 Henderson, TX 13.0%
16 Livingston, TX 12.0%
17 Sinton, TX 12.0%
18 Lake Dallas, TX 12.0%
19 Hutchins, TX 12.0%
20 Cuero, TX 12.0%
21 Childress, TX 12.0%
22 Terrell, TX 12.0%
23 Rockdale, TX 12.0%
24 Floresville, TX 12.0%
25 Rusk, TX 12.0%
26 Kaufman, TX 11.0%
27 Lancaster, TX 11.0%
28 Borger, TX 11.0%
29 Center, TX 11.0%
30 Burnet, TX 11.0%
31 Sulphur Springs, TX 11.0%
32 Pearsall, TX 11.0%
33 Huntsville, TX 11.0%
34 Elgin, TX 11.0%
35 Gonzales, TX 11.0%
36 Bellmead, TX 11.0%
37 Wharton, TX 11.0%
38 Silsbee, TX 11.0%
39 Vernon, TX 11.0%
40 Kilgore, TX 11.0%
41 Gilmer, TX 10.0%
42 Giddings, TX 10.0%
43 Joshua, TX 10.0%
44 Littlefield, TX 10.0%
45 Marlin, TX 10.0%
46 Cleburne, TX 10.0%
47 Santa Fe, TX 10.0%
48 Mineral Wells, TX 10.0%
49 Everman, TX 10.0%
50 Robstown, TX 10.0%
51 Kerrville, TX 10.0%
52 Raymondville, TX 10.0%
53 Ennis, TX 10.0%
54 Gun Barrel City, TX 10.0%
55 Cleveland, TX 10.0%
56 Diboll, TX 10.0%
57 Crystal City, TX 10.0%
58 Angleton, TX 10.0%
59 Aransas Pass, TX 10.0%
60 Uvalde, TX 10.0%
61 Bay City, TX 10.0%
62 Sweetwater, TX 10.0%
63 Brownwood, TX 10.0%
64 Vidor, TX 10.0%
65 White Settlement, TX 10.0%
66 Atlanta, TX 10.0%
67 Brownfield, TX 10.0%
68 Texas City, TX 10.0%
69 Burleson, TX 9.0%
70 Denison, TX 9.0%
71 Port Lavaca, TX 9.0%
72 Big Spring, TX 9.0%
73 Victoria, TX 9.0%
74 Pampa, TX 9.0%
75 Palestine, TX 9.0%
76 Lufkin, TX 9.0%
77 Lumberton, TX 9.0%
78 Wake Village, TX 9.0%
79 Greenville, TX 9.0%
80 Lampasas, TX 9.0%
81 Rockport, TX 9.0%
82 Weatherford, TX 9.0%
83 Brenham, TX 9.0%
84 Seguin, TX 9.0%
85 Addison, TX 9.0%
86 Breckenridge, TX 9.0%
87 La Marque, TX 9.0%
88 Taylor, TX 9.0%
89 San Angelo, TX 9.0%
90 Jacksonville, TX 9.0%
91 Galveston, TX 8.0%
92 Groves, TX 8.0%
93 Longview, TX 8.0%
94 Wolfforth, TX 8.0%
95 Lubbock, TX 8.0%
96 Lockhart, TX 8.0%
97 Hillsboro, TX 8.0%
98 Alice, TX 8.0%
99 Azle, TX 8.0%
100 Liberty, 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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