The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Indiana For 2021


We used science and data to determine which cities in Indiana 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 Indiana.

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Are you trying to find love in Indiana?

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

So, what was the best city for singles in Indiana? Bloomington ranks as the best place for singles in Indiana 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 Indiana? That would be Hobart.

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 Indiana or the safest places to live in Indiana.

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The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Indiana For 2021

Bloomington, IN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 84,116
Median Age: 24.0
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 17.3%
More on Bloomington: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Lafayette, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 72,581
Median Age: 33.2
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 26.0%
More on Lafayette: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

West Lafayette, IN

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 48,551
Median Age: 21.7
Married households: 5.0%
Households with kids: 18.9%
More on West Lafayette: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Greencastle, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,296
Median Age: 26.7
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 25.7%
More on Greencastle: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Muncie, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 68,750
Median Age: 28.6
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 23.6%
More on Muncie: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Mishawaka, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 49,245
Median Age: 35.2
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 25.2%
More on Mishawaka: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Indianapolis, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 864,447
Median Age: 34.2
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 27.6%
More on Indianapolis: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Valparaiso, IN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 33,355
Median Age: 36.0
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 26.3%
More on Valparaiso: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Vincennes, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 17,304
Median Age: 35.7
Married households: 27.0%
Households with kids: 28.4%
More on Vincennes: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Terre Haute, IN

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 60,673
Median Age: 32.5
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 26.7%
More on Terre Haute: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

How do you determine which city is best for singles in Indiana anyways?

To give you the places in Indiana 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 Hoosier 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 Indiana, 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 Indiana, that meant a total of 73 cities. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Hobart
  2. St. John
  3. Bedford

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Indiana

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Bloomington, IN 84,116 24.0
2 Lafayette, IN 72,581 33.2
3 West Lafayette, IN 48,551 21.7
4 Greencastle, IN 10,296 26.7
5 Muncie, IN 68,750 28.6
6 Mishawaka, IN 49,245 35.2
7 Indianapolis, IN 864,447 34.2
8 Valparaiso, IN 33,355 36.0
9 Vincennes, IN 17,304 35.7
10 Terre Haute, IN 60,673 32.5
11 Hammond, IN 76,547 35.7
12 Dyer, IN 15,953 46.0
13 Evansville, IN 118,588 37.6
14 South Bend, IN 102,037 33.3
15 Speedway, IN 12,266 33.8
16 New Albany, IN 36,647 38.4
17 Lawrence, IN 48,699 35.3
18 Frankfort, IN 15,634 34.6
19 Elkhart, IN 52,257 33.5
20 Munster, IN 22,689 45.3
21 Logansport, IN 17,966 37.8
22 Griffith, IN 16,228 38.6
23 Fort Wayne, IN 265,752 35.0
24 Washington, IN 12,412 36.2
25 East Chicago, IN 28,201 33.8
26 Columbus, IN 48,150 35.3
27 Clarksville, IN 21,548 40.3
28 Goshen, IN 34,108 37.6
29 Marion, IN 27,956 35.4
30 La Porte, IN 21,577 36.8
31 Peru, IN 11,584 38.7
32 Lake Station, IN 12,002 35.9
33 Schererville, IN 28,590 44.1
34 Greenwood, IN 57,764 35.0
35 Warsaw, IN 15,458 31.3
36 Kokomo, IN 58,145 40.3
37 Beech Grove, IN 14,990 36.3
38 Auburn, IN 13,056 38.1
39 Martinsville, IN 11,635 38.3
40 New Castle, IN 17,287 40.1
41 Westfield, IN 39,610 35.2
42 Seymour, IN 19,623 36.4
43 Gary, IN 76,010 39.0
44 Crawfordsville, IN 16,090 37.5
45 Richmond, IN 35,539 38.9
46 Noblesville, IN 63,071 34.3
47 Jeffersonville, IN 47,673 37.9
48 Chesterton, IN 14,119 37.6
49 Anderson, IN 54,513 38.3
50 Cedar Lake, IN 12,491 35.7
51 Plymouth, IN 10,054 35.7
52 Greensburg, IN 11,228 40.1
53 Huntington, IN 17,067 36.9
54 Madison, IN 11,813 43.0
55 Avon, IN 17,453 35.1
56 Merrillville, IN 34,889 38.2
57 Plainfield, IN 32,879 38.0
58 Crown Point, IN 29,850 41.0
59 Franklin, IN 25,106 37.9
60 Carmel, IN 97,464 39.4
61 Connersville, IN 13,165 41.9
62 Portage, IN 36,648 38.4
63 New Haven, IN 16,279 37.1
64 Shelbyville, IN 18,951 36.2
65 Zionsville, IN 27,463 39.1
66 Brownsburg, IN 26,046 35.5
67 Greenfield, IN 22,160 37.9
68 Jasper, IN 15,827 40.3
69 Lebanon, IN 15,932 39.0
70 Wabash, IN 10,089 41.3
71 Bedford, IN 13,272 42.2
72 St. John, IN 17,426 43.9
73 Hobart, IN 28,049 38.2

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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.

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