The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Arkansas For 2023


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.

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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 Bryant.

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 2023

Fayetteville, AR

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 92,070
Median Age: 28.4
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 25.8%
More on Fayetteville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Arkadelphia, AR

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,332
Median Age: 24.5
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 22.1%
More on Arkadelphia: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Springdale, AR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 85,887
Median Age: 32.1
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 43.2%
More on Springdale: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Rogers, AR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 68,340
Median Age: 32.9
Married households: 12.0%
Households with kids: 40.7%
More on Rogers: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Searcy, AR

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 23,074
Median Age: 30.4
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 30.8%
More on Searcy: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Fort Smith, AR

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 89,116
Median Age: 37.0
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 32.5%
More on Fort Smith: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Siloam Springs, AR

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 16,944
Median Age: 30.7
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 41.0%
More on Siloam Springs: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Harrison, AR

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 13,081
Median Age: 38.3
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 25.4%
More on Harrison: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Mountain Home, AR

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 12,722
Median Age: 43.1
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 22.5%
More on Mountain Home: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

El Dorado, AR

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 17,800
Median Age: 36.0
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 29.6%
More on El Dorado: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Methodology: 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 2017-2021 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 35 cities. You can download the data here.

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

Summary: The Best Cities for Singles in Arkansas for 2023

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. Bryant
  2. Blytheville
  3. Maumelle

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Arkansas

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Fayetteville, AR 92,070 28.4
2 Arkadelphia, AR 10,332 24.5
3 Springdale, AR 85,887 32.1
4 Rogers, AR 68,340 32.9
5 Searcy, AR 23,074 30.4
6 Fort Smith, AR 89,116 37.0
7 Siloam Springs, AR 16,944 30.7
8 Harrison, AR 13,081 38.3
9 Mountain Home, AR 12,722 43.1
10 El Dorado, AR 17,800 36.0
11 Little Rock, AR 201,893 36.7
12 North Little Rock, AR 64,444 35.4
13 Conway, AR 63,746 29.1
14 Russellville, AR 29,057 28.4
15 Batesville, AR 11,117 37.3
16 Bentonville, AR 52,565 32.2
17 Cabot, AR 26,411 35.8
18 Van Buren, AR 23,213 35.1
19 Magnolia, AR 11,205 28.7
20 Sherwood, AR 32,544 39.5
21 West Memphis, AR 24,666 33.1
22 Jacksonville, AR 29,385 33.5
23 Pine Bluff, AR 41,964 36.6
24 Camden, AR 10,644 39.5
25 Texarkana, AR 29,492 40.4
26 Hot Springs, AR 38,050 43.2
27 Centerton, AR 17,455 31.6
28 Benton, AR 34,746 37.3
29 Paragould, AR 29,327 35.2
30 Malvern, AR 10,626 38.4
31 Jonesboro, AR 77,520 33.8
32 Marion, AR 13,624 34.8
33 Maumelle, AR 19,070 39.1
34 Blytheville, AR 13,559 36.3
35 Bryant, AR 20,399 37.3

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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 Arkansas.

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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