The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Alabama For 2022


We used science and data to determine which cities in Alabama have the best set up for singles: no kids, no old people, and a lot to do.

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Are you trying to find love in Alabama?

Or are you just looking to hook up?

Either way, we've got you covered here. At least, we'll point you in the right direction - which is why you came here in the first place, right?

According to the Pew Research Center, the number of Americans who have remained single (not married) is growing. That means, people are dating a lot longer than they used to.

There are many reasons for that, including financial and cultural. And, we suspect smartphones and social media has a lot to do with it, too. After all, we're all a lot more distracted these days.

If you live in Alabama, there's a pretty good chance there are a lot of singles in your area. The Heart of Dixie ranks in the top 10 when it comes to number of people over the age of 18 who aren't married, or in a serious relationship. That's great news for people looking for their match.

So, where are the best cities for singles in Alabama? We've got the answers here.

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Alabama For 2022

  1. Auburn
  2. Tuscaloosa
  3. Huntsville
  4. Jacksonville
  5. Birmingham
  6. Florence
  7. Daphne
  8. Fairfield
  9. Troy
  10. Irondale

So, what was the best city for singles in Alabama? Auburn ranks as the best place for singles in Alabama if you care about things singles care about like night life, affordable housing, and other singles.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each city ranked. If you live in or really close to one of these cities, and you're single, you should probably get out more often. And stop staring at your phone. Just sayin'.

The most boring place in Alabama? That would be Scottsboro.

And after you find a mate, you'll no doubt want to start a family and buy a home right? Don't forget to check out the best places to live in Alabama or the safest places to live in Alabama.

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The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Alabama For 2022

Auburn, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 65,508
Median Age: 25.2
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 25.7%
More on Auburn: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Tuscaloosa, AL

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 100,633
Median Age: 29.5
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 25.1%
More on Tuscaloosa: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Huntsville, AL

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 199,845
Median Age: 36.8
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 24.9%
More on Huntsville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Jacksonville, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,796
Median Age: 28.8
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 22.3%
More on Jacksonville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Birmingham, AL

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 210,928
Median Age: 36.2
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 21.5%
More on Birmingham: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Florence, AL

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 40,652
Median Age: 34.5
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 25.4%
More on Florence: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Daphne, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 26,578
Median Age: 39.5
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 27.5%
More on Daphne: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Fairfield, AL

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,749
Median Age: 32.4
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 29.3%
More on Fairfield: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Troy, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 18,995
Median Age: 26.3
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 19.9%
More on Troy: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Irondale, AL

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 13,068
Median Age: 37.8
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 25.3%
More on Irondale: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How do you determine which city is best for singles in Alabama anyways?

To give you the places in Alabama which are best for singles to find one another, we have to look at a handful of metrics. Of course, we want to measure the type of people who live in each city, and make some assumptions about what single people like.

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the numbers for the Heart of Dixie

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using the 2016-2020 American Community Survey Census data produced for the state of Alabama, we looked at every single city in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Population density
  • % of population that's male vs. female (closer to a 50-50 ratio is better)
  • % of households with kids
  • Median age
  • Number of unmarried people in each city

We then gave each city a Singles Score.

The higher the score, the better the city is for singles to find one another. We also limited our results to cities with populations over 10,000 people. For Alabama, that meant a total of 57 cities. You can download the data here.

Read on to see why Auburn is the talk of the town while Scottsboro is probably a bit on the boring side.

Summary: The Best Cities for Singles in Alabama for 2022

If you're looking for a breakdown of cities in Alabama ranked by criteria that most would agree make a place a great spot for finding a single person (and potentially love), this is an accurate list.

Here's a look at the most boring cities in Alabama according to the data:

  1. Scottsboro
  2. Saraland
  3. Trussville

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Alabama

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Auburn, AL 65,508 25.2
2 Tuscaloosa, AL 100,633 29.5
3 Huntsville, AL 199,845 36.8
4 Jacksonville, AL 12,796 28.8
5 Birmingham, AL 210,928 36.2
6 Florence, AL 40,652 34.5
7 Daphne, AL 26,578 39.5
8 Fairfield, AL 10,749 32.4
9 Troy, AL 18,995 26.3
10 Irondale, AL 13,068 37.8
11 Mobile, AL 189,994 37.3
12 Montgomery, AL 199,054 36.0
13 Madison, AL 50,717 39.6
14 Homewood, AL 25,170 30.6
15 Center Point, AL 15,971 34.1
16 Enterprise, AL 28,170 36.2
17 Decatur, AL 54,344 40.4
18 Selma, AL 17,762 36.8
19 Prattville, AL 36,599 37.3
20 Talladega, AL 15,405 39.5
21 Fairhope, AL 22,035 42.4
22 Gadsden, AL 35,224 40.3
23 Muscle Shoals, AL 14,379 36.4
24 Hoover, AL 85,386 37.9
25 Dothan, AL 68,608 40.0
26 Athens, AL 26,686 41.3
27 Millbrook, AL 16,037 35.9
28 Prichard, AL 21,618 38.1
29 Jasper, AL 13,584 36.0
30 Vestavia Hills, AL 34,482 39.9
31 Foley, AL 19,337 51.7
32 Gulf Shores, AL 12,550 50.6
33 Bessemer, AL 26,063 42.4
34 Albertville, AL 21,620 32.9
35 Northport, AL 25,970 33.3
36 Alabaster, AL 33,373 37.0
37 Oxford, AL 21,282 37.3
38 Opelika, AL 30,589 40.7
39 Pelham, AL 23,707 40.4
40 Hartselle, AL 14,421 40.9
41 Helena, AL 18,631 38.0
42 Ozark, AL 14,350 41.6
43 Cullman, AL 16,072 41.1
44 Anniston, AL 21,518 41.4
45 Hueytown, AL 15,446 35.9
46 Eufaula, AL 11,878 37.1
47 Sylacauga, AL 12,132 36.5
48 Mountain Brook, AL 20,178 42.3
49 Moody, AL 13,004 39.8
50 Chelsea, AL 13,599 35.4
51 Leeds, AL 12,555 37.1
52 Calera, AL 14,327 32.7
53 Fort Payne, AL 14,063 39.7
54 Gardendale, AL 14,021 38.1
55 Trussville, AL 22,590 42.9
56 Saraland, AL 14,561 41.5
57 Scottsboro, AL 14,452 42.5

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the best cities for singles in Alabama.

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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