The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Idaho For 2022


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

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

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Idaho For 2022

  1. Moscow
  2. Rexburg
  3. Coeur d'Alene
  4. Mountain Home
  5. Nampa
  6. Jerome
  7. Caldwell
  8. Idaho Falls
  9. Meridian
  10. Chubbuck

So, what was the best city for singles in Idaho? Moscow ranks as the best place for singles in Idaho 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 Idaho? That would be Blackfoot.

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 Idaho or the safest places to live in Idaho.

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The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Idaho For 2022

Moscow, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 25,652
Median Age: 25.2
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 18.9%
More on Moscow: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Rexburg, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 29,064
Median Age: 23.1
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 33.7%
More on Rexburg: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Coeur D'Alene, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 51,491
Median Age: 37.3
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 27.0%
More on Coeur D'alene: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Mountain Home, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 14,308
Median Age: 31.2
Married households: 8.0%
Households with kids: 29.6%
More on Mountain Home: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Nampa, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 96,825
Median Age: 33.3
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 34.6%
More on Nampa: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Jerome, ID

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 11,824
Median Age: 30.1
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 46.6%
More on Jerome: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Caldwell, ID

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 56,734
Median Age: 29.5
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 44.0%
More on Caldwell: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Idaho Falls, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 62,417
Median Age: 33.4
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 35.4%
More on Idaho Falls: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Meridian, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 107,787
Median Age: 35.9
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 36.7%
More on Meridian: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Chubbuck, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 15,301
Median Age: 32.1
Married households: 28.0%
Households with kids: 33.9%
More on Chubbuck: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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

To give you the places in Idaho 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 Gem 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 Idaho, 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 Idaho, that meant a total of 20 cities. You can download the data here.

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

Summary: The Best Cities for Singles in Idaho for 2022

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

  1. Blackfoot
  2. Ammon
  3. Eagle

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Idaho

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Moscow, ID 25,652 25.2
2 Rexburg, ID 29,064 23.1
3 Coeur D'alene, ID 51,491 37.3
4 Mountain Home, ID 14,308 31.2
5 Nampa, ID 96,825 33.3
6 Jerome, ID 11,824 30.1
7 Caldwell, ID 56,734 29.5
8 Idaho Falls, ID 62,417 33.4
9 Meridian, ID 107,787 35.9
10 Chubbuck, ID 15,301 32.1
11 Pocatello, ID 56,016 32.9
12 Twin Falls, ID 49,819 33.6
13 Burley, ID 10,476 32.9
14 Post Falls, ID 34,971 32.9
15 Kuna, ID 20,985 28.4
16 Hayden, ID 15,049 43.6
17 Lewiston, ID 32,853 39.8
18 Eagle, ID 28,145 46.1
19 Ammon, ID 16,403 32.5
20 Blackfoot, ID 11,936 33.2

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 Idaho.

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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