The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Connecticut For 2021

We used science and data to determine which cities in Connecticut have the best set up for singles: no kids, no old people, and a lot to do.

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

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Are you trying to find love in Connecticut?

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

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Connecticut For 2021

  1. New Britain
  2. West Haven
  3. New Haven
  4. Hartford
  5. Bridgeport
  6. Stamford
  7. New London
  8. Ansonia
  9. Waterbury
  10. Norwalk

So, what was the best city for singles in Connecticut? New Britain ranks as the best place for singles in Connecticut 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 Connecticut? That would be Shelton.

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 Connecticut or the safest places to live in Connecticut.

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The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Connecticut For 2021

New Britain, CT

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 72,767
Median Age: 33.8
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 29.9%
More on New Britain: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

West Haven, CT

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Overall SnackAbility


Population: 54,763
Median Age: 36.6
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 28.5%
More on West Haven: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

New Haven, CT

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 130,331
Median Age: 30.8
Married households: 7.0%
Households with kids: 30.3%
More on New Haven: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hartford, CT

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Overall SnackAbility


Population: 123,088
Median Age: 32.1
Married households: 5.0%
Households with kids: 31.6%
More on Hartford: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Bridgeport, CT

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 145,639
Median Age: 34.3
Married households: 7.0%
Households with kids: 35.0%
More on Bridgeport: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Stamford, CT

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Overall SnackAbility


Population: 129,309
Median Age: 36.9
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 30.2%
More on Stamford: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

New London, CT

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 26,966
Median Age: 31.6
Married households: 7.0%
Households with kids: 30.6%
More on New London: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Ansonia, CT

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 18,802
Median Age: 40.0
Married households: 25.0%
Households with kids: 24.9%
More on Ansonia: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Waterbury, CT

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 108,276
Median Age: 34.8
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 33.1%
More on Waterbury: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Norwalk, CT

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 88,599
Median Age: 40.4
Married households: 12.0%
Households with kids: 30.1%
More on Norwalk: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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

To give you the places in Connecticut 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 Constitution 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 Connecticut, 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 12,000 people. For Connecticut, that meant a total of 20 cities. You can download the data here.

Read on to see why New Britain is the talk of the town while Shelton is probably a bit on the boring side.

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

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

  1. Shelton
  2. Torrington
  3. Bristol

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Connecticut

Rank City Population Median Age
1 New Britain, CT 72,767 33.8
2 West Haven, CT 54,763 36.6
3 New Haven, CT 130,331 30.8
4 Hartford, CT 123,088 32.1
5 Bridgeport, CT 145,639 34.3
6 Stamford, CT 129,309 36.9
7 New London, CT 26,966 31.6
8 Ansonia, CT 18,802 40.0
9 Waterbury, CT 108,276 34.8
10 Norwalk, CT 88,599 40.4
11 Danbury, CT 84,619 38.3
12 Middletown, CT 46,511 37.0
13 Derby, CT 12,485 40.0
14 Milford, CT 52,732 45.5
15 Norwich, CT 39,260 37.9
16 Meriden, CT 59,676 40.9
17 Naugatuck, CT 31,347 39.9
18 Bristol, CT 60,218 40.5
19 Torrington, CT 34,489 44.9
20 Shelton, CT 41,141 47.2

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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.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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