The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Kansas For 2023

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

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

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Kansas For 2023

  1. Manhattan
  2. Lawrence
  3. Overland Park
  4. Wichita
  5. Hays
  6. Merriam
  7. Emporia
  8. Olathe
  9. Pittsburg
  10. Lenexa

So, what was the best city for singles in Kansas? Manhattan ranks as the best place for singles in Kansas 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 Kansas? That would be Lansing.

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 Kansas or the safest places to live in Kansas.

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The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Kansas For 2023

Manhattan, KS

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 54,794
Median Age: 25.0
Married households: 11.0%
Households with kids: 23.0%
More on Manhattan: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Lawrence, KS

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 94,745
Median Age: 28.6
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 21.8%
More on Lawrence: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Overland Park, KS

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 195,249
Median Age: 38.3
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 30.0%
More on Overland Park: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Wichita, KS

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 394,574
Median Age: 35.4
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 30.1%
More on Wichita: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hays, KS

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Overall SnackAbility


Population: 20,870
Median Age: 32.5
Married households: 34.0%
Households with kids: 26.8%
More on Hays: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Merriam, KS

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 11,110
Median Age: 38.7
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 22.4%
More on Merriam: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Emporia, KS

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 24,220
Median Age: 29.0
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 26.1%
More on Emporia: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Olathe, KS

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 140,339
Median Age: 35.9
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 39.9%
More on Olathe: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Pittsburg, KS

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 20,667
Median Age: 26.0
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 29.1%
More on Pittsburg: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Lenexa, KS

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 56,755
Median Age: 38.3
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 28.6%
More on Lenexa: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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

To give you the places in Kansas 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 Sunflower 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 Kansas, 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 Kansas, that meant a total of 29 cities. You can download the data here.

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

Summary: The Best Cities for Singles in Kansas for 2023

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

  1. Lansing
  2. Newton
  3. Winfield

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Kansas

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Manhattan, KS 54,794 25.0
2 Lawrence, KS 94,745 28.6
3 Overland Park, KS 195,249 38.3
4 Wichita, KS 394,574 35.4
5 Hays, KS 20,870 32.5
6 Merriam, KS 11,110 38.7
7 Emporia, KS 24,220 29.0
8 Olathe, KS 140,339 35.9
9 Pittsburg, KS 20,667 26.0
10 Lenexa, KS 56,755 38.3
11 Haysville, KS 10,887 34.3
12 Salina, KS 46,896 38.6
13 Liberal, KS 19,340 30.1
14 Topeka, KS 126,802 38.1
15 Derby, KS 25,365 35.6
16 Gardner, KS 23,065 31.7
17 Leawood, KS 33,748 48.3
18 Hutchinson, KS 40,202 38.7
19 Ottawa, KS 12,592 35.5
20 Leavenworth, KS 37,216 36.9
21 Atchison, KS 10,773 31.1
22 Mcpherson, KS 13,916 37.5
23 El Dorado, KS 12,855 34.2
24 Shawnee, KS 67,021 37.4
25 Great Bend, KS 14,864 36.0
26 Andover, KS 15,162 34.3
27 Winfield, KS 11,817 36.4
28 Newton, KS 18,576 39.0
29 Lansing, KS 11,321 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 Kansas.

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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