The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Alabama For 2023

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 2023

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

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 Clay.

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 2023

Auburn, AL

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Overall SnackAbility


Population: 74,637
Median Age: 26.6
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 27.6%
More on Auburn: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Tuscaloosa, AL

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Population: 99,252
Median Age: 29.5
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 25.3%
More on Tuscaloosa: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Jacksonville, AL

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Overall SnackAbility


Population: 13,076
Median Age: 30.8
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 21.1%
More on Jacksonville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Huntsville, AL

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 210,081
Median Age: 37.1
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 24.4%
More on Huntsville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Birmingham, AL

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Population: 202,234
Median Age: 36.2
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 20.9%
More on Birmingham: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Enterprise, AL

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Overall SnackAbility


Population: 28,242
Median Age: 37.0
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 32.4%
More on Enterprise: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Florence, AL

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 39,709
Median Age: 35.0
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 26.2%
More on Florence: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Madison, AL

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 55,551
Median Age: 38.8
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 40.9%
More on Madison: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Troy, AL

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Overall SnackAbility


Population: 17,765
Median Age: 25.0
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 21.3%
More on Troy: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Fairfield, AL

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 10,108
Median Age: 32.1
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 31.7%
More on Fairfield: 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 2017-2021 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 61 cities. You can download the data here.

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

Summary: The Best Cities for Singles in Alabama for 2023

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. Clay
  2. Saraland
  3. Trussville

For more Alabama reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Alabama

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Auburn, AL 74,637 26.6
2 Tuscaloosa, AL 99,252 29.5
3 Jacksonville, AL 13,076 30.8
4 Huntsville, AL 210,081 37.1
5 Birmingham, AL 202,234 36.2
6 Enterprise, AL 28,242 37.0
7 Florence, AL 39,709 35.0
8 Madison, AL 55,551 38.8
9 Troy, AL 17,765 25.0
10 Fairfield, AL 10,108 32.1
11 Homewood, AL 26,206 30.7
12 Montgomery, AL 201,022 36.1
13 Mobile, AL 187,445 37.8
14 Decatur, AL 57,303 40.6
15 Selma, AL 18,429 38.6
16 Gadsden, AL 34,317 40.5
17 Irondale, AL 13,457 41.3
18 Daphne, AL 27,088 37.8
19 Valley, AL 10,498 32.1
20 Talladega, AL 15,782 39.5
21 Prattville, AL 37,977 37.3
22 Center Point, AL 16,422 33.5
23 Hoover, AL 91,371 38.3
24 Fairhope, AL 21,825 43.1
25 Vestavia Hills, AL 38,504 40.0
26 Bessemer, AL 26,171 42.0
27 Boaz, AL 10,091 36.1
28 Millbrook, AL 16,675 35.8
29 Dothan, AL 70,318 40.0
30 Oxford, AL 22,210 37.5
31 Russellville, AL 10,691 32.5
32 Foley, AL 20,170 52.9
33 Jasper, AL 14,370 35.9
34 Opelika, AL 30,810 40.7
35 Northport, AL 30,334 33.0
36 Athens, AL 25,213 41.9
37 Helena, AL 20,680 38.1
38 Ozark, AL 14,396 41.0
39 Prichard, AL 19,645 36.5
40 Alabaster, AL 33,133 37.8
41 Gulf Shores, AL 14,712 50.0
42 Albertville, AL 22,268 33.6
43 Muscle Shoals, AL 15,969 38.0
44 Fort Payne, AL 14,730 39.8
45 Cullman, AL 17,892 41.9
46 Anniston, AL 21,455 42.3
47 Moody, AL 13,100 40.6
48 Mountain Brook, AL 22,184 41.9
49 Scottsboro, AL 15,446 42.6
50 Leeds, AL 12,385 38.8
51 Eufaula, AL 12,753 37.4
52 Hueytown, AL 16,694 36.2
53 Gardendale, AL 15,920 40.5
54 Calera, AL 16,126 32.4
55 Hartselle, AL 15,308 40.1
56 Pelham, AL 24,134 40.6
57 Chelsea, AL 14,710 36.6
58 Sylacauga, AL 12,512 37.6
59 Trussville, AL 25,027 41.6
60 Saraland, AL 15,942 43.3
61 Clay, AL 10,320 40.2

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2023. This is our tenth 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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