The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Colorado For 2021


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.

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

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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.

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Colorado For 2021

  1. Denver
  2. Boulder
  3. Fort Collins
  4. Englewood
  5. Colorado Springs
  6. Westminster
  7. Golden
  8. Fountain
  9. Northglenn
  10. Durango

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 Fruita.

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.

For more Colorado reading, check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Colorado For 2021

Denver, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 705,576
Median Age: 34.5
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 24.6%
More on Denver: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Boulder, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 106,392
Median Age: 28.6
Married households: 4.0%
Households with kids: 18.7%
More on Boulder: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Fort Collins, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 165,609
Median Age: 29.3
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 26.6%
More on Fort Collins: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Englewood, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 34,259
Median Age: 36.4
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 19.5%
More on Englewood: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Colorado Springs, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 464,871
Median Age: 34.7
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 30.9%
More on Colorado Springs: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Westminster, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 112,962
Median Age: 36.6
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 30.2%
More on Westminster: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Golden, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 20,693
Median Age: 33.5
Married households: 8.0%
Households with kids: 21.5%
More on Golden: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Fountain, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 29,784
Median Age: 29.9
Married households: 8.0%
Households with kids: 46.9%
More on Fountain: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Northglenn, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 38,973
Median Age: 32.5
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 36.9%
More on Northglenn: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Durango, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 18,588
Median Age: 34.5
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 23.6%
More on Durango: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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 2015-2019 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 42 cities. You can download the data here.

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

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

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. Fruita
  2. Windsor
  3. Firestone

For more Colorado reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Colorado

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Denver, CO 705,576 34.5
2 Boulder, CO 106,392 28.6
3 Fort Collins, CO 165,609 29.3
4 Englewood, CO 34,259 36.4
5 Colorado Springs, CO 464,871 34.7
6 Westminster, CO 112,962 36.6
7 Golden, CO 20,693 33.5
8 Fountain, CO 29,784 29.9
9 Northglenn, CO 38,973 32.5
10 Durango, CO 18,588 34.5
11 Federal Heights, CO 12,745 30.8
12 Aurora, CO 369,111 34.4
13 Thornton, CO 136,868 33.8
14 Evans, CO 20,533 29.1
15 Greeley, CO 105,888 31.5
16 Lakewood, CO 155,146 38.6
17 Centennial, CO 110,218 41.3
18 Longmont, CO 94,445 38.1
19 Superior, CO 13,077 35.9
20 Steamboat Springs, CO 12,928 37.0
21 Lafayette, CO 28,742 39.3
22 Broomfield, CO 67,886 37.8
23 Fort Morgan, CO 11,377 32.5
24 Parker, CO 54,352 34.7
25 Littleton, CO 47,989 41.0
26 Wheat Ridge, CO 31,331 41.2
27 Louisville, CO 20,860 41.6
28 Loveland, CO 76,972 39.9
29 Pueblo, CO 110,841 37.7
30 Grand Junction, CO 62,062 37.1
31 Sterling, CO 14,478 34.6
32 Castle Rock, CO 62,417 35.8
33 Arvada, CO 118,746 40.2
34 Castle Pines, CO 10,591 42.2
35 Lone Tree, CO 12,923 40.0
36 Erie, CO 24,223 37.1
37 Brighton, CO 39,836 33.2
38 Frederick, CO 12,767 35.8
39 Montrose, CO 19,238 43.6
40 Firestone, CO 14,033 35.3
41 Windsor, CO 26,806 38.9
42 Fruita, CO 13,236 38.4

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