The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Delaware For 2021


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.

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

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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 2021

  1. Newark
  2. Wilmington
  3. Dover
  4. Blades
  5. Elsmere
  6. Newport
  7. Selbyville
  8. Rehoboth Beach
  9. Bellefonte
  10. New Castle

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 2021

Newark, DE

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 33,448
Median Age: 24.8
Married households: 6.0%
Households with kids: 15.9%
More on Newark: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Wilmington, DE

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 70,644
Median Age: 35.6
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 25.2%
More on Wilmington: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Dover, DE

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 37,523
Median Age: 30.7
Married households: 7.0%
Households with kids: 30.1%
More on Dover: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,374
Median Age: 33.6
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 42.6%
More on Blades: Homes For Sale | Data

Elsmere, DE

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,943
Median Age: 34.8
Married households: 12.0%
Households with kids: 28.6%
More on Elsmere: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Newport, DE

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,182
Median Age: 32.0
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 34.2%
More on Newport: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Selbyville, DE

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 2,444
Median Age: 44.6
Married households: 4.0%
Households with kids: 29.3%
More on Selbyville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Rehoboth Beach, DE

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 1,400
Median Age: 64.1
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 8.5%
More on Rehoboth Beach: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Bellefonte, DE

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 1,173
Median Age: 41.9
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 29.6%
More on Bellefonte: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

New Castle, DE

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,242
Median Age: 51.0
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 13.6%
More on New Castle: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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 2015-2019 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 1,000 people. For Delaware, that meant a total of 29 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.

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

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. Camden
  3. Lewes

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Delaware

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Newark, DE 33,448 24.8
2 Wilmington, DE 70,644 35.6
3 Dover, DE 37,523 30.7
4 Blades, DE 1,374 33.6
5 Elsmere, DE 5,943 34.8
6 Newport, DE 1,182 32.0
7 Selbyville, DE 2,444 44.6
8 Rehoboth Beach, DE 1,400 64.1
9 Bellefonte, DE 1,173 41.9
10 New Castle, DE 5,242 51.0
11 Smyrna, DE 11,484 37.6
12 Wyoming, DE 1,381 34.6
13 Felton, DE 1,355 42.0
14 Ocean View, DE 2,272 59.4
15 Greenwood, DE 1,225 29.9
16 Milford, DE 11,111 38.3
17 Clayton, DE 3,282 34.5
18 Millville, DE 1,755 54.0
19 Seaford, DE 7,715 39.0
20 Bridgeville, DE 3,137 53.8
21 Milton, DE 2,893 47.4
22 Harrington, DE 3,652 28.8
23 Townsend, DE 2,434 32.5
24 Laurel, DE 4,179 22.9
25 Cheswold, DE 1,483 40.8
26 Millsboro, DE 4,342 38.9
27 Lewes, DE 3,198 66.0
28 Camden, DE 3,484 41.5
29 Delmar, DE 1,808 39.1

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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.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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