The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Alabama For 2021


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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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the best cities for singles in Alabama.

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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 2021

  1. Auburn
  2. Tuscaloosa
  3. Jacksonville
  4. Birmingham
  5. Huntsville
  6. Florence
  7. Mobile
  8. Madison
  9. Troy
  10. Talladega

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 Trussville.

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.

For more Alabama reading, check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Alabama For 2021

Auburn, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 64,054
Median Age: 24.8
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 26.9%
More on Auburn: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Tuscaloosa, AL

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 99,390
Median Age: 29.3
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 26.8%
More on Tuscaloosa: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Jacksonville, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,651
Median Age: 28.1
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 26.4%
More on Jacksonville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Birmingham, AL

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 212,297
Median Age: 35.9
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 23.4%
More on Birmingham: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Huntsville, AL

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 196,219
Median Age: 36.9
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 26.1%
More on Huntsville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Florence, AL

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 40,309
Median Age: 35.5
Married households: 25.0%
Households with kids: 26.8%
More on Florence: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Mobile, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 190,432
Median Age: 37.7
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 24.8%
More on Mobile: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Madison, AL

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 49,327
Median Age: 39.1
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 37.2%
More on Madison: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Troy, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 19,112
Median Age: 25.7
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 20.1%
More on Troy: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Talladega, AL

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 15,522
Median Age: 38.3
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 26.8%
More on Talladega: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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 2015-2019 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 Trussville is probably a bit on the boring side.

There You Have It - The Best Cities for Singles in Alabama for 2021

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. Trussville
  2. Saraland
  3. Scottsboro

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Alabama

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Auburn, AL 64,054 24.8
2 Tuscaloosa, AL 99,390 29.3
3 Jacksonville, AL 12,651 28.1
4 Birmingham, AL 212,297 35.9
5 Huntsville, AL 196,219 36.9
6 Florence, AL 40,309 35.5
7 Mobile, AL 190,432 37.7
8 Madison, AL 49,327 39.1
9 Troy, AL 19,112 25.7
10 Talladega, AL 15,522 38.3
11 Fairfield, AL 10,720 37.2
12 Montgomery, AL 199,783 35.7
13 Daphne, AL 25,901 37.9
14 Homewood, AL 25,534 30.8
15 Prichard, AL 21,773 35.2
16 Gadsden, AL 35,486 40.2
17 Prattville, AL 35,925 36.7
18 Enterprise, AL 27,947 37.1
19 Decatur, AL 54,478 39.9
20 Selma, AL 18,276 37.7
21 Albertville, AL 21,541 32.7
22 Irondale, AL 12,637 36.6
23 Jasper, AL 13,649 37.2
24 Alabaster, AL 33,176 37.5
25 Cullman, AL 15,729 38.4
26 Vestavia Hills, AL 34,307 39.2
27 Dothan, AL 67,894 39.6
28 Bessemer, AL 26,680 39.5
29 Hoover, AL 85,175 37.8
30 Foley, AL 18,533 47.0
31 Center Point, AL 16,353 34.6
32 Millbrook, AL 15,645 35.4
33 Northport, AL 25,874 33.1
34 Fairhope, AL 21,083 43.7
35 Opelika, AL 30,232 37.7
36 Hartselle, AL 14,428 41.6
37 Athens, AL 25,922 40.6
38 Oxford, AL 21,323 37.6
39 Hueytown, AL 15,540 36.9
40 Gulf Shores, AL 12,267 49.6
41 Helena, AL 18,463 39.2
42 Fort Payne, AL 14,115 38.8
43 Ozark, AL 14,413 44.7
44 Leeds, AL 12,600 36.9
45 Pelham, AL 23,428 40.5
46 Mountain Brook, AL 20,436 40.4
47 Chelsea, AL 13,098 34.9
48 Moody, AL 12,840 37.1
49 Sylacauga, AL 12,226 36.9
50 Calera, AL 13,856 33.1
51 Anniston, AL 21,688 40.8
52 Eufaula, AL 12,065 38.0
53 Muscle Shoals, AL 14,103 38.2
54 Gardendale, AL 14,016 41.1
55 Scottsboro, AL 14,526 43.5
56 Saraland, AL 14,391 37.7
57 Trussville, AL 21,876 39.9

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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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