The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Arkansas For 2021


We used science and data to determine which cities in Arkansas 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 Arkansas.

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Are you trying to find love in Arkansas?

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

So, what was the best city for singles in Arkansas? Fayetteville ranks as the best place for singles in Arkansas 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 Arkansas? That would be Blytheville.

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 Arkansas or the safest places to live in Arkansas.

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The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Arkansas For 2021

Fayetteville, AR

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 85,166
Median Age: 27.3
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 24.2%
More on Fayetteville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Arkadelphia, AR

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,670
Median Age: 23.9
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 25.1%
More on Arkadelphia: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Springdale, AR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 79,598
Median Age: 31.7
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 44.2%
More on Springdale: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Rogers, AR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 66,344
Median Age: 33.1
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 40.8%
More on Rogers: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Russellville, AR

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 29,193
Median Age: 28.0
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 31.5%
More on Russellville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Siloam Springs, AR

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 16,715
Median Age: 28.6
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 42.6%
More on Siloam Springs: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Conway, AR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 66,127
Median Age: 28.9
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 29.7%
More on Conway: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Fort Smith, AR

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 87,743
Median Age: 36.5
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 31.2%
More on Fort Smith: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Bentonville, AR

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 49,467
Median Age: 32.6
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 40.9%
More on Bentonville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Searcy, AR

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 23,767
Median Age: 28.5
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 31.4%
More on Searcy: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

How do you determine which city is best for singles in Arkansas anyways?

To give you the places in Arkansas 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 Natural 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 Arkansas, 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 Arkansas, that meant a total of 36 cities. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Blytheville
  2. Camden
  3. Paragould

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Arkansas

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Fayetteville, AR 85,166 27.3
2 Arkadelphia, AR 10,670 23.9
3 Springdale, AR 79,598 31.7
4 Rogers, AR 66,344 33.1
5 Russellville, AR 29,193 28.0
6 Siloam Springs, AR 16,715 28.6
7 Conway, AR 66,127 28.9
8 Fort Smith, AR 87,743 36.5
9 Bentonville, AR 49,467 32.6
10 Searcy, AR 23,767 28.5
11 Little Rock, AR 197,958 36.7
12 North Little Rock, AR 66,075 34.2
13 Harrison, AR 13,063 36.2
14 Mountain Home, AR 12,393 46.9
15 Van Buren, AR 23,413 33.7
16 Cabot, AR 26,217 34.5
17 Helena-West Helena, AR 10,749 35.1
18 Jacksonville, AR 28,456 33.5
19 West Memphis, AR 24,823 33.3
20 Batesville, AR 10,706 35.1
21 Pine Bluff, AR 43,091 35.5
22 Hot Springs, AR 38,559 41.9
23 Texarkana, AR 29,901 39.5
24 El Dorado, AR 17,982 36.4
25 Sherwood, AR 31,004 39.1
26 Marion, AR 12,404 34.8
27 Jonesboro, AR 76,036 32.8
28 Centerton, AR 14,203 31.6
29 Magnolia, AR 11,562 28.4
30 Maumelle, AR 18,142 39.8
31 Malvern, AR 10,920 40.4
32 Bryant, AR 20,231 38.5
33 Benton, AR 35,679 36.6
34 Paragould, AR 28,568 35.5
35 Camden, AR 10,999 35.4
36 Blytheville, AR 14,011 34.2

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