The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Arizona For 2023

We used science and data to determine which cities in Arizona 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 Arizona?

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 Arizona, there's a pretty good chance there are a lot of singles in your area. The Grand Canyon State 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 Arizona? We've got the answers here.

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Arizona For 2023

  1. Flagstaff
  2. Tempe
  3. Phoenix
  4. Tucson
  5. Fountain Hills
  6. Scottsdale
  7. Chandler
  8. Glendale
  9. El Mirage
  10. Mesa

So, what was the best city for singles in Arizona? Flagstaff ranks as the best place for singles in Arizona 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 Arizona? That would be Camp Verde.

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 Arizona or the safest places to live in Arizona.

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The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Arizona For 2023

Flagstaff, AZ

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 76,228
Median Age: 25.8
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 25.5%
More on Flagstaff: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Tempe, AZ

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 178,862
Median Age: 29.6
Married households: 6.0%
Households with kids: 19.2%
More on Tempe: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Phoenix, AZ

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Overall SnackAbility


Population: 1,591,119
Median Age: 34.1
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 35.0%
More on Phoenix: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Tucson, AZ

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Overall SnackAbility


Population: 538,167
Median Age: 34.2
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 28.0%
More on Tucson: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Fountain Hills, AZ

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 23,639
Median Age: 59.7
Married households: 4.0%
Households with kids: 13.7%
More on Fountain Hills: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Scottsdale, AZ

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 238,685
Median Age: 47.9
Married households: 5.0%
Households with kids: 17.8%
More on Scottsdale: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Chandler, AZ

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 272,439
Median Age: 36.9
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 35.8%
More on Chandler: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Glendale, AZ

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 245,685
Median Age: 33.7
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 37.1%
More on Glendale: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

El Mirage, AZ

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 35,410
Median Age: 32.3
Married households: 8.0%
Households with kids: 45.6%
More on El Mirage: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Mesa, AZ

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 497,752
Median Age: 36.6
Married households: 11.0%
Households with kids: 31.0%
More on Mesa: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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

To give you the places in Arizona 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 Grand Canyon State

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 Arizona, 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 11,000 people. For Arizona, that meant a total of 40 cities. You can download the data here.

Read on to see why Flagstaff is the talk of the town while Camp Verde is probably a bit on the boring side.

Summary: The Best Cities for Singles in Arizona for 2023

If you're looking for a breakdown of cities in Arizona 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 Arizona according to the data:

  1. Camp Verde
  2. Goodyear
  3. Chino Valley

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Arizona

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Flagstaff, AZ 76,228 25.8
2 Tempe, AZ 178,862 29.6
3 Phoenix, AZ 1,591,119 34.1
4 Tucson, AZ 538,167 34.2
5 Fountain Hills, AZ 23,639 59.7
6 Scottsdale, AZ 238,685 47.9
7 Chandler, AZ 272,439 36.9
8 Glendale, AZ 245,685 33.7
9 El Mirage, AZ 35,410 32.3
10 Mesa, AZ 497,752 36.6
11 Sierra Vista, AZ 44,944 37.3
12 Prescott Valley, AZ 46,014 47.1
13 Apache Junction, AZ 38,311 53.5
14 Prescott, AZ 45,063 60.5
15 Avondale, AZ 88,065 31.2
16 Gilbert, AZ 262,249 35.3
17 Somerton, AZ 14,126 30.9
18 Kingman, AZ 32,204 41.0
19 Oro Valley, AZ 46,515 53.9
20 Yuma, AZ 95,154 31.7
21 Surprise, AZ 141,875 41.7
22 San Luis, AZ 35,289 30.8
23 Florence, AZ 25,356 41.5
24 Paradise Valley, AZ 12,666 54.4
25 Maricopa, AZ 57,075 36.3
26 Nogales, AZ 19,829 36.9
27 Eloy, AZ 15,171 36.3
28 Peoria, AZ 187,733 40.8
29 Cottonwood, AZ 12,073 53.3
30 Douglas, AZ 16,470 32.9
31 Sahuarita, AZ 33,524 36.3
32 Queen Creek, AZ 57,728 37.7
33 Marana, AZ 50,834 41.2
34 Casa Grande, AZ 53,488 37.0
35 Payson, AZ 16,229 59.1
36 Coolidge, AZ 13,347 34.6
37 Show Low, AZ 11,623 41.3
38 Chino Valley, AZ 12,854 54.0
39 Goodyear, AZ 93,651 39.5
40 Camp Verde, AZ 11,942 41.2

How Is The Area In ?

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2023. This is our tenth time ranking the best cities for singles in Arizona.

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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