The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Indiana For 2023


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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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 Danville.

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 2023

Bloomington, IN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 80,064
Median Age: 24.0
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 16.3%
More on Bloomington: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Mishawaka, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 50,823
Median Age: 34.1
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 24.3%
More on Mishawaka: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Lafayette, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 70,928
Median Age: 32.5
Married households: 24.0%
Households with kids: 26.7%
More on Lafayette: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

West Lafayette, IN

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 44,515
Median Age: 21.5
Married households: 6.0%
Households with kids: 15.1%
More on West Lafayette: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Speedway, IN

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 13,613
Median Age: 35.3
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 27.0%
More on Speedway: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Muncie, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 65,571
Median Age: 28.6
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 22.6%
More on Muncie: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Frankfort, IN

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 16,134
Median Age: 34.9
Married households: 25.0%
Households with kids: 30.6%
More on Frankfort: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Terre Haute, IN

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 58,450
Median Age: 32.5
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 26.3%
More on Terre Haute: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hammond, IN

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 77,491
Median Age: 36.3
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 32.3%
More on Hammond: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Indianapolis, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 880,104
Median Age: 34.3
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 27.4%
More on Indianapolis: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Methodology: 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 2017-2021 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 75 cities. You can download the data here.

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

Summary: The Best Cities for Singles in Indiana for 2023

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. Danville
  2. Avon
  3. Plainfield

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Indiana

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Bloomington, IN 80,064 24.0
2 Mishawaka, IN 50,823 34.1
3 Lafayette, IN 70,928 32.5
4 West Lafayette, IN 44,515 21.5
5 Speedway, IN 13,613 35.3
6 Muncie, IN 65,571 28.6
7 Frankfort, IN 16,134 34.9
8 Terre Haute, IN 58,450 32.5
9 Hammond, IN 77,491 36.3
10 Indianapolis, IN 880,104 34.3
11 South Bend, IN 102,786 33.9
12 Elkhart, IN 53,838 34.0
13 Evansville, IN 117,184 38.2
14 Fort Wayne, IN 262,676 35.1
15 Valparaiso, IN 33,820 36.5
16 Munster, IN 23,717 44.6
17 Clarksville, IN 22,169 40.3
18 Schererville, IN 29,381 44.2
19 Vincennes, IN 16,892 38.0
20 Lake Station, IN 13,292 36.5
21 Logansport, IN 18,471 36.4
22 East Chicago, IN 26,502 35.8
23 New Albany, IN 37,350 38.8
24 Lawrence, IN 49,048 34.2
25 New Castle, IN 17,465 40.5
26 Griffith, IN 16,213 37.8
27 Beech Grove, IN 15,202 36.0
28 Marion, IN 27,757 36.6
29 Columbus, IN 50,718 35.7
30 Peru, IN 11,123 41.5
31 Jeffersonville, IN 49,178 37.9
32 Shelbyville, IN 19,710 35.2
33 Greenwood, IN 62,914 35.8
34 Seymour, IN 21,192 34.4
35 Warsaw, IN 15,905 34.1
36 Martinsville, IN 11,848 36.3
37 Noblesville, IN 68,885 34.4
38 Cedar Lake, IN 13,725 39.2
39 Dyer, IN 16,422 44.0
40 Anderson, IN 54,459 39.2
41 Huntington, IN 17,018 37.1
42 Kokomo, IN 59,263 40.0
43 Crawfordsville, IN 16,279 36.1
44 Goshen, IN 34,792 37.1
45 Plymouth, IN 10,209 35.4
46 Richmond, IN 35,854 38.2
47 Gary, IN 69,739 37.1
48 Auburn, IN 13,281 36.2
49 La Porte, IN 21,993 36.3
50 Greensburg, IN 11,573 39.6
51 Washington, IN 12,015 36.1
52 Chesterton, IN 14,045 36.7
53 Connersville, IN 13,556 42.2
54 Merrillville, IN 36,196 38.7
55 Jasper, IN 16,231 38.5
56 Greenfield, IN 23,024 38.1
57 Crown Point, IN 33,518 39.7
58 Portage, IN 37,540 37.1
59 Madison, IN 12,227 43.9
60 Franklin, IN 25,112 35.2
61 Westfield, IN 45,695 36.5
62 Wabash, IN 10,420 41.1
63 Lowell, IN 10,569 37.5
64 Carmel, IN 98,137 40.3
65 Hobart, IN 29,516 40.2
66 Brownsburg, IN 28,420 35.4
67 St. John, IN 19,805 41.9
68 Bedford, IN 13,726 42.2
69 New Haven, IN 15,922 38.1
70 Lebanon, IN 17,196 36.3
71 Zionsville, IN 30,258 41.3
72 Bluffton, IN 10,548 37.8
73 Plainfield, IN 34,311 38.1
74 Avon, IN 20,848 36.8
75 Danville, IN 10,424 37.3

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2023. This is our tenth time ranking the best cities for singles in Indiana.

About Chris Kolmar

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