The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Indiana For 2022


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 2022

Bloomington, IN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 84,691
Median Age: 24.0
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 17.3%
More on Bloomington: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Mishawaka, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 49,675
Median Age: 34.7
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 24.9%
More on Mishawaka: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

West Lafayette, IN

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 49,668
Median Age: 21.6
Married households: 6.0%
Households with kids: 16.8%
More on West Lafayette: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Speedway, IN

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 12,327
Median Age: 34.8
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 26.4%
More on Speedway: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Lafayette, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 72,556
Median Age: 33.0
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 28.0%
More on Lafayette: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Muncie, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 67,739
Median Age: 28.8
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 23.2%
More on Muncie: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Valparaiso, IN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 33,707
Median Age: 36.5
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 26.1%
More on Valparaiso: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Indianapolis, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 869,387
Median Age: 34.2
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 27.5%
More on Indianapolis: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Terre Haute, IN

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 60,690
Median Age: 32.6
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 26.5%
More on Terre Haute: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hammond, IN

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 76,141
Median Age: 35.7
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 33.4%
More on Hammond: 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 2016-2020 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 2022

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. Hobart
  3. Bedford

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Indiana

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Bloomington, IN 84,691 24.0
2 Mishawaka, IN 49,675 34.7
3 West Lafayette, IN 49,668 21.6
4 Speedway, IN 12,327 34.8
5 Lafayette, IN 72,556 33.0
6 Muncie, IN 67,739 28.8
7 Valparaiso, IN 33,707 36.5
8 Indianapolis, IN 869,387 34.2
9 Terre Haute, IN 60,690 32.6
10 Hammond, IN 76,141 35.7
11 South Bend, IN 102,686 33.7
12 Greencastle, IN 10,312 25.0
13 East Chicago, IN 28,044 35.4
14 Lawrence, IN 49,020 34.8
15 New Albany, IN 36,730 38.4
16 Evansville, IN 118,414 37.7
17 Munster, IN 22,604 44.6
18 Frankfort, IN 15,569 35.7
19 Fort Wayne, IN 268,378 35.3
20 Griffith, IN 16,198 39.0
21 Columbus, IN 48,820 35.5
22 Logansport, IN 17,968 37.0
23 Clarksville, IN 21,825 40.5
24 Elkhart, IN 52,657 33.4
25 Lake Station, IN 11,952 36.6
26 Cedar Lake, IN 12,830 36.7
27 Marion, IN 27,730 36.4
28 Martinsville, IN 11,807 38.0
29 Warsaw, IN 15,757 33.5
30 Vincennes, IN 17,091 37.6
31 Schererville, IN 28,559 44.0
32 Goshen, IN 34,586 37.6
33 New Castle, IN 17,234 39.2
34 Washington, IN 12,514 36.6
35 Crawfordsville, IN 16,088 37.0
36 Gary, IN 75,486 37.5
37 Greenwood, IN 58,784 35.7
38 Beech Grove, IN 15,148 36.4
39 Dyer, IN 15,933 47.3
40 Huntington, IN 17,083 38.4
41 Noblesville, IN 64,430 34.1
42 Anderson, IN 54,476 39.4
43 Richmond, IN 35,467 38.6
44 Kokomo, IN 58,066 40.0
45 Shelbyville, IN 18,918 36.3
46 Seymour, IN 19,780 35.7
47 Auburn, IN 13,209 36.4
48 La Porte, IN 21,328 36.4
49 Greensburg, IN 11,221 40.1
50 Jasper, IN 15,681 38.5
51 Connersville, IN 13,096 42.0
52 Jeffersonville, IN 47,932 38.2
53 Crown Point, IN 30,372 39.1
54 Madison, IN 11,783 43.1
55 Chesterton, IN 13,884 37.0
56 Westfield, IN 41,652 36.3
57 Plymouth, IN 10,029 38.2
58 Peru, IN 11,369 40.5
59 Merrillville, IN 34,871 40.1
60 Franklin, IN 25,276 35.7
61 Brownsburg, IN 26,560 35.9
62 Carmel, IN 99,130 40.0
63 Portage, IN 36,524 37.6
64 Plainfield, IN 34,224 38.6
65 Wabash, IN 10,017 40.4
66 St. John, IN 18,382 44.3
67 Avon, IN 18,056 36.3
68 New Haven, IN 15,934 37.5
69 Greenfield, IN 22,561 37.8
70 Bluffton, IN 10,298 37.9
71 Zionsville, IN 28,035 41.0
72 Lebanon, IN 16,317 39.0
73 Bedford, IN 13,246 43.3
74 Hobart, IN 28,120 39.5
75 Danville, IN 10,380 37.7

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 Indiana.

About Chris Kolmar

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