The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Delaware For 2022

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

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

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Delaware For 2022

  1. Newark
  2. Wilmington
  3. Elsmere
  4. Dover
  5. Selbyville
  6. Camden
  7. Harrington
  8. Smyrna
  9. Laurel
  10. Clayton

So, what was the best city for singles in Delaware? Newark ranks as the best place for singles in Delaware 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 Delaware? That would be Delmar.

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 Delaware or the safest places to live in Delaware.

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The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Delaware For 2022

Newark, DE

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 33,822
Median Age: 24.7
Married households: 5.0%
Households with kids: 18.5%
More on Newark: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Wilmington, DE

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 70,655
Median Age: 35.9
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 23.0%
More on Wilmington: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Elsmere, DE

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 5,814
Median Age: 34.8
Married households: 11.0%
Households with kids: 29.5%
More on Elsmere: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Dover, DE

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 37,872
Median Age: 33.8
Married households: 8.0%
Households with kids: 26.4%
More on Dover: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Selbyville, DE

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 2,520
Median Age: 42.1
Married households: 3.0%
Households with kids: 28.0%
More on Selbyville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Camden, DE

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Overall SnackAbility


Population: 3,529
Median Age: 36.6
Married households: 8.0%
Households with kids: 34.0%
More on Camden: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Harrington, DE

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 3,658
Median Age: 28.0
Married households: 33.0%
Households with kids: 39.8%
More on Harrington: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Smyrna, DE

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 11,694
Median Age: 36.5
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 40.3%
More on Smyrna: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Laurel, DE

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Overall SnackAbility


Population: 4,311
Median Age: 23.7
Married households: 12.0%
Households with kids: 52.3%
More on Laurel: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Clayton, DE

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 3,393
Median Age: 37.0
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 59.3%
More on Clayton: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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

To give you the places in Delaware 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 First 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 Delaware, 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 2,000 people. For Delaware, that meant a total of 20 cities. You can download the data here.

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

Summary: The Best Cities for Singles in Delaware for 2022

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

  1. Delmar
  2. Millsboro
  3. Milton

For more Delaware reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Delaware

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Newark, DE 33,822 24.7
2 Wilmington, DE 70,655 35.9
3 Elsmere, DE 5,814 34.8
4 Dover, DE 37,872 33.8
5 Selbyville, DE 2,520 42.1
6 Camden, DE 3,529 36.6
7 Harrington, DE 3,658 28.0
8 Smyrna, DE 11,694 36.5
9 Laurel, DE 4,311 23.7
10 Clayton, DE 3,393 37.0
11 Townsend, DE 2,546 34.7
12 Ocean View, DE 2,637 62.6
13 New Castle, DE 5,302 51.7
14 Lewes, DE 3,266 66.4
15 Milford, DE 11,463 40.5
16 Seaford, DE 7,897 37.9
17 Bridgeville, DE 3,508 52.7
18 Milton, DE 2,993 44.7
19 Millsboro, DE 4,448 41.5
20 Delmar, DE 2,153 39.7

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

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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