The 10 Loneliest Cities in Texas for Seniors

Seniors in Texas Living Alone

Below we are analyzing the senior population in Texas that lives alone. We rank and list the cities in Texas that have the most senior isolation (highest % of seniors living alone) and which have the lowest proportion of seniors living alone.

Nationwide, Texas actually has the 5th lowest percentage of seniors living alone.

See our Senior Isolation - Full Ranking of the States.

Texas Ranks 5th Lowest for Seniors Living Alone
Texas has the 5th Lowest Percentage of Seniors Living Alone

Of the 2,601,886 seniors in Texas, 24.55% of them live alone.

Senior isolation varies wildly among cities in Texas, so we break down the state by those cities that have the highest and lowest number of seniors living by themselves.

We analyze the biggest cities in Texas. There were 31 Cities in Texas that had over 10,000 seniors (those 65+ living in them) per the 2010 U.S. Census. Waco, TX has the highest proportion of seniors living alone, while Laredo, TX had the lowest.

31.8% of Waco seniors live alone, compared to 17.01% of Laredo's

Cities with Highest Senior Isolation in Texas

Below we rank the 10 cities in Texas with the highest proportion of seniors that live alone. We are only including cities that have over 10,000 residents aged 65 and older.

  1. Waco: All Seniors: 31.8% - Men: 21.66% - Women: 38.29%

  2. Beaumont: All Seniors: 31.54% - Men: 22.32% - Women: 37.90%
  3. Wichita Falls 31.49% of the 12,913 live alone 38.75% of the senior women live alone 21.00% of the senior men
  4. San Angelo 31.35% of the 12,847 live alone 38.88% of the senior women live alone20.75% of the senior men

  5. Tyler 30.75% of the 13,990 live alone 39.28% of the senior women live alone 17.59% of the senior men

  6. Longview 30.06% of the 10,770 live alone 37.88% of the senior women live alone 18.40% of the senior men

  7. Amarillo 29.90% of the 22,845 live alone 37.55% of the senior women live alone 19.16% of the senior men

  8. Dallas 29.88% of the 105,943 live alone 35.50% of the senior women live alone 21.97% of the senior men

  9. Abilene 29.42% of the 14,660 live alone 36.81% of the senior women live alone 18.66% of the senior men

  10. Odessa 29.25% of the 10,765 live alone 36.36% of the senior women live alone 19.10% of the senior men

Lowest Senior Isolation in Texas

The cities below have the lowest percentage of seniors living alone in Texas. We are only analyzing cities that have over 10,000 senior residents.

#1 Laredo

  • 17.01% of the 18,604 live alone
  • 20.56% of the senior women live alone
  • 11.84% of the senior men

#2 McAllen

  • 18.83% of the 14,115 live alone
  • 22.78% of the senior women live alone
  • 13.60% of the senior men

#3 Brownsville

  • 19.13% of the 17,328 live alone
  • 23.31% of the senior women live alone
  • 13.13% of the senior men

#4 Georgetown

  • 21.12% of the 12,205 live alone
  • 29.84% of the senior women live alone
  • 10.42% of the senior men

#5 Grand Prairie, TX

  • 22.40% of the 11,671 live alone
  • 27.79% of the senior women live alone
  • 15.30% of the senior men

#6 El Paso, TX

  • 22.80% of the 72,617 live alone
  • 27.51% of the senior women live alone
  • 15.99% of the senior men

#7 Plano, TX

  • 23.01% of the 23,055 live alone
  • 31.60% of the senior women live alone
  • 11.89% of the senior men

#8 Garland, TX

  • 23.35% of the 20,919 live alone
  • 30.47% of the senior women live alone
  • 13.44% of the senior men

#9 Arlington, TX

  • 23.91% of the 29,752 live alone
  • 30.66% of the senior women live alone
  • 14.94% of the senior men

#10 Richardson, TX

  • 24.08% of the 12,499 live alone
  • 31.58% of the senior women live alone
  • 14.10% of the senior men

Loneliest Small Towns in Texas for Seniors

While conducting our research, we found some interesting smaller cities and towns.

Loneliest Cities in Texas for Senior Women

Loneiest Cities in Texas for Senior Men

Our Methodology

There were 1098 Cities in Texas in the 2010 US Census that had over 100 seniors, 468 that had over 500, 268 that had over 1000, 64 that had over 5000, 31 that had over 10,000. We took the largest 31 cities that had over 10,000 seniors for this initial ranking.



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