The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Connecticut For 2022


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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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 2022

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

So, what was the best city for singles in Connecticut? New London 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 2022

New London, CT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 27,001
Median Age: 31.8
Married households: 7.0%
Households with kids: 29.2%
More on New London: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

New Britain, CT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 72,543
Median Age: 32.9
Married households: 11.0%
Households with kids: 29.8%
More on New Britain: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hartford, CT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 122,549
Median Age: 32.9
Married households: 5.0%
Households with kids: 30.7%
More on Hartford: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Stamford, CT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 130,057
Median Age: 37.9
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 29.3%
More on Stamford: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

New Haven, CT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 130,381
Median Age: 30.7
Married households: 7.0%
Households with kids: 29.9%
More on New Haven: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Bridgeport, CT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 145,014
Median Age: 34.6
Married households: 6.0%
Households with kids: 35.2%
More on Bridgeport: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

West Haven, CT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 54,666
Median Age: 35.0
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 32.6%
More on West Haven: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Norwalk, CT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 88,755
Median Age: 40.1
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 29.8%
More on Norwalk: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Waterbury, CT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 107,841
Median Age: 36.4
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 31.3%
More on Waterbury: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Ansonia, CT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 18,709
Median Age: 42.4
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 24.3%
More on Ansonia: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Methodology: 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 2016-2020 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 London is the talk of the town while Shelton is probably a bit on the boring side.

Summary: The Best Cities for Singles in Connecticut for 2022

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. Derby
  3. Bristol

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Connecticut

Rank City Population Median Age
1 New London, CT 27,001 31.8
2 New Britain, CT 72,543 32.9
3 Hartford, CT 122,549 32.9
4 Stamford, CT 130,057 37.9
5 New Haven, CT 130,381 30.7
6 Bridgeport, CT 145,014 34.6
7 West Haven, CT 54,666 35.0
8 Norwalk, CT 88,755 40.1
9 Waterbury, CT 107,841 36.4
10 Ansonia, CT 18,709 42.4
11 Middletown, CT 46,406 38.7
12 Milford, CT 52,902 44.3
13 Danbury, CT 84,650 38.9
14 Norwich, CT 39,112 38.8
15 Naugatuck, CT 31,201 39.8
16 Meriden, CT 59,512 40.8
17 Torrington, CT 34,259 45.2
18 Bristol, CT 60,039 40.5
19 Derby, CT 12,420 46.5
20 Shelton, CT 41,162 48.1

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 Connecticut.

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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