The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Colorado For 2022


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

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

So, what was the best city for singles in Colorado? Denver ranks as the best place for singles in Colorado 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 Colorado? That would be Frederick.

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 Colorado or the safest places to live in Colorado.

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The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Colorado For 2022

Denver, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 715,878
Median Age: 34.6
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 24.2%
More on Denver: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Boulder, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 108,777
Median Age: 28.8
Married households: 4.0%
Households with kids: 18.0%
More on Boulder: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Fort Collins, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 166,069
Median Age: 29.9
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 26.2%
More on Fort Collins: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Colorado Springs, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 471,686
Median Age: 34.7
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 30.5%
More on Colorado Springs: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Federal Heights, CO

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 13,537
Median Age: 29.6
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 44.9%
More on Federal Heights: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Englewood, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 34,840
Median Age: 36.4
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 19.1%
More on Englewood: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Glenwood Springs, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 10,048
Median Age: 36.3
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 27.1%
More on Glenwood Springs: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Thornton, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 144,186
Median Age: 33.5
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 40.8%
More on Thornton: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Durango, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 19,413
Median Age: 36.4
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 23.1%
More on Durango: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Aurora, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 379,434
Median Age: 34.8
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 34.8%
More on Aurora: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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

To give you the places in Colorado 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 Centennial State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using the 2016-2020 American Community Survey Census data produced for the state of Colorado, 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 Colorado, that meant a total of 43 cities. You can download the data here.

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

Summary: The Best Cities for Singles in Colorado for 2022

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

  1. Frederick
  2. Montrose
  3. Fruita

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Colorado

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Denver, CO 715,878 34.6
2 Boulder, CO 108,777 28.8
3 Fort Collins, CO 166,069 29.9
4 Colorado Springs, CO 471,686 34.7
5 Federal Heights, CO 13,537 29.6
6 Englewood, CO 34,840 36.4
7 Glenwood Springs, CO 10,048 36.3
8 Thornton, CO 144,186 33.5
9 Durango, CO 19,413 36.4
10 Aurora, CO 379,434 34.8
11 Westminster, CO 114,832 37.2
12 Northglenn, CO 39,201 32.8
13 Lakewood, CO 155,733 38.5
14 Louisville, CO 19,342 41.1
15 Golden, CO 20,391 35.0
16 Lafayette, CO 27,952 39.7
17 Greeley, CO 107,445 31.6
18 Parker, CO 55,460 35.3
19 Broomfield, CO 69,444 38.4
20 Superior, CO 13,292 36.3
21 Longmont, CO 95,864 39.1
22 Fountain, CO 30,240 30.3
23 Littleton, CO 46,208 40.2
24 Steamboat Springs, CO 13,048 39.0
25 Evans, CO 22,128 28.9
26 Centennial, CO 111,331 41.3
27 Pueblo, CO 111,776 38.2
28 Loveland, CO 81,774 39.6
29 Wheat Ridge, CO 31,889 41.9
30 Grand Junction, CO 62,218 39.2
31 Castle Rock, CO 65,176 35.5
32 Fort Morgan, CO 11,311 32.8
33 Arvada, CO 120,229 40.0
34 Sterling, CO 14,421 37.2
35 Castle Pines, CO 10,977 43.0
36 Lone Tree, CO 13,381 40.9
37 Firestone, CO 13,165 34.9
38 Brighton, CO 38,355 34.0
39 Windsor, CO 23,679 40.7
40 Erie, CO 27,157 37.1
41 Fruita, CO 14,068 36.6
42 Montrose, CO 19,396 45.2
43 Frederick, CO 10,414 35.4

How Is The Area In ?

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the best cities for singles in Colorado.

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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