The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Idaho For 2021


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

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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 2021

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

So, what was the best city for singles in Idaho? Rexburg 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 Kuna.

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 2021

Rexburg, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 28,414
Median Age: 23.2
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 33.8%
More on Rexburg: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Moscow, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 25,319
Median Age: 25.0
Married households: 11.0%
Households with kids: 17.3%
More on Moscow: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Coeur D

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 50,540
Median Age: 36.8
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 28.2%
More on Coeur D'alene: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Nampa, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 93,952
Median Age: 32.4
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 35.6%
More on Nampa: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Meridian, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 101,905
Median Age: 36.2
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 35.8%
More on Meridian: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Mountain Home, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 14,166
Median Age: 31.8
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 30.8%
More on Mountain Home: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Idaho Falls, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 61,459
Median Age: 33.4
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 35.9%
More on Idaho Falls: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Caldwell, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 54,887
Median Age: 29.7
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 44.1%
More on Caldwell: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Jerome, ID

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 11,653
Median Age: 31.1
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 40.5%
More on Jerome: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Post Falls, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 33,225
Median Age: 33.9
Married households: 11.0%
Households with kids: 39.3%
More on Post Falls: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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 2015-2019 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 Rexburg is the talk of the town while Kuna is probably a bit on the boring side.

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

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. Kuna
  2. Hayden
  3. Ammon

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Idaho

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Rexburg, ID 28,414 23.2
2 Moscow, ID 25,319 25.0
3 Coeur D'alene, ID 50,540 36.8
4 Nampa, ID 93,952 32.4
5 Meridian, ID 101,905 36.2
6 Mountain Home, ID 14,166 31.8
7 Idaho Falls, ID 61,459 33.4
8 Caldwell, ID 54,887 29.7
9 Jerome, ID 11,653 31.1
10 Post Falls, ID 33,225 33.9
11 Eagle, ID 26,514 47.1
12 Pocatello, ID 55,525 32.5
13 Blackfoot, ID 11,907 31.8
14 Twin Falls, ID 48,951 33.3
15 Chubbuck, ID 14,995 32.2
16 Burley, ID 10,313 30.1
17 Lewiston, ID 32,664 39.8
18 Ammon, ID 15,859 31.6
19 Hayden, ID 14,698 43.2
20 Kuna, ID 19,580 29.1

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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.

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