The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Arizona For 2021


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.

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

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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 2021

  1. Tempe
  2. Flagstaff
  3. Tucson
  4. Phoenix
  5. Scottsdale
  6. Glendale
  7. Mesa
  8. Sierra Vista
  9. Chandler
  10. Oro Valley

So, what was the best city for singles in Arizona? Tempe 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.

For more Arizona reading, check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Arizona For 2021

Tempe, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 187,454
Median Age: 29.5
Married households: 6.0%
Households with kids: 20.1%
More on Tempe: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Flagstaff, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 72,402
Median Age: 25.2
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 24.8%
More on Flagstaff: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Tucson, AZ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 541,482
Median Age: 33.7
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 28.1%
More on Tucson: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Phoenix, AZ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,633,017
Median Age: 33.8
Married households: 8.0%
Households with kids: 35.9%
More on Phoenix: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Scottsdale, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 250,602
Median Age: 47.7
Married households: 5.0%
Households with kids: 18.3%
More on Scottsdale: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Glendale, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 247,813
Median Age: 34.2
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 35.9%
More on Glendale: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Mesa, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 499,720
Median Age: 35.9
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 31.7%
More on Mesa: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Sierra Vista, AZ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 43,398
Median Age: 36.2
Married households: 6.0%
Households with kids: 31.0%
More on Sierra Vista: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Chandler, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 252,692
Median Age: 36.3
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 37.0%
More on Chandler: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Oro Valley, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 44,630
Median Age: 54.0
Married households: 7.0%
Households with kids: 20.2%
More on Oro Valley: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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 2015-2019 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 10,000 people. For Arizona, that meant a total of 41 cities. You can download the data here.

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

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

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. Show Low
  3. Payson

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Arizona

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Tempe, AZ 187,454 29.5
2 Flagstaff, AZ 72,402 25.2
3 Tucson, AZ 541,482 33.7
4 Phoenix, AZ 1,633,017 33.8
5 Scottsdale, AZ 250,602 47.7
6 Glendale, AZ 247,813 34.2
7 Mesa, AZ 499,720 35.9
8 Sierra Vista, AZ 43,398 36.2
9 Chandler, AZ 252,692 36.3
10 Oro Valley, AZ 44,630 54.0
11 Fountain Hills, AZ 24,729 59.4
12 El Mirage, AZ 35,333 30.8
13 Apache Junction, AZ 40,592 52.2
14 Prescott, AZ 42,785 58.3
15 Paradise Valley, AZ 14,362 53.6
16 Somerton, AZ 16,146 27.5
17 Maricopa, AZ 48,629 35.7
18 Yuma, AZ 96,349 31.8
19 Cottonwood, AZ 11,959 46.0
20 Nogales, AZ 20,201 35.2
21 Gilbert, AZ 243,254 34.1
22 Avondale, AZ 84,736 30.8
23 Prescott Valley, AZ 44,311 46.1
24 Florence, AZ 26,420 39.1
25 Surprise, AZ 135,450 41.4
26 Sedona, AZ 10,322 61.2
27 Queen Creek, AZ 43,129 35.1
28 San Luis, AZ 32,985 30.0
29 Kingman, AZ 29,726 42.4
30 Douglas, AZ 16,307 33.2
31 Eloy, AZ 18,666 35.8
32 Casa Grande, AZ 55,653 37.2
33 Sahuarita, AZ 29,905 38.5
34 Peoria, AZ 168,196 39.8
35 Chino Valley, AZ 11,670 51.4
36 Coolidge, AZ 12,685 32.0
37 Goodyear, AZ 80,371 38.7
38 Marana, AZ 45,279 39.4
39 Payson, AZ 15,545 60.0
40 Show Low, AZ 11,130 39.7
41 Camp Verde, AZ 11,196 40.7

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