The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Kansas For 2022


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 2022

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

So, what was the best city for singles in Kansas? Lawrence 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 2022

Lawrence, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 97,348
Median Age: 28.2
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 23.0%
More on Lawrence: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Manhattan, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 55,045
Median Age: 24.6
Married households: 11.0%
Households with kids: 23.8%
More on Manhattan: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Merriam, KS

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 11,191
Median Age: 39.3
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 22.5%
More on Merriam: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hays, KS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 20,855
Median Age: 31.6
Married households: 35.0%
Households with kids: 23.9%
More on Hays: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Emporia, KS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 24,631
Median Age: 29.2
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 25.8%
More on Emporia: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Wichita, KS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 390,566
Median Age: 35.3
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 29.9%
More on Wichita: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Pittsburg, KS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 20,096
Median Age: 25.9
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 28.3%
More on Pittsburg: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Overland Park, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 193,412
Median Age: 38.5
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 30.4%
More on Overland Park: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Salina, KS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 46,706
Median Age: 38.0
Married households: 31.0%
Households with kids: 26.6%
More on Salina: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Olathe, KS

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 139,216
Median Age: 35.2
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 41.8%
More on Olathe: 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 2016-2020 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 Lawrence 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 2022

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. El Dorado
  3. Great Bend

For more Kansas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Kansas

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Lawrence, KS 97,348 28.2
2 Manhattan, KS 55,045 24.6
3 Merriam, KS 11,191 39.3
4 Hays, KS 20,855 31.6
5 Emporia, KS 24,631 29.2
6 Wichita, KS 390,566 35.3
7 Pittsburg, KS 20,096 25.9
8 Overland Park, KS 193,412 38.5
9 Salina, KS 46,706 38.0
10 Olathe, KS 139,216 35.2
11 Gardner, KS 21,936 31.7
12 Lenexa, KS 54,804 38.2
13 Liberal, KS 19,025 29.2
14 Leawood, KS 34,702 48.5
15 Topeka, KS 125,819 38.1
16 Hutchinson, KS 40,669 39.5
17 Ottawa, KS 12,308 34.5
18 Mcpherson, KS 13,066 37.6
19 Derby, KS 24,428 35.6
20 Haysville, KS 11,260 35.3
21 Leavenworth, KS 36,129 36.4
22 Winfield, KS 11,990 35.0
23 Andover, KS 13,609 33.3
24 Atchison, KS 10,561 32.7
25 Shawnee, KS 65,844 38.2
26 Newton, KS 18,846 40.6
27 Great Bend, KS 15,224 36.7
28 El Dorado, KS 12,976 37.9
29 Lansing, KS 11,955 38.6

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth 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.

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