The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Kentucky For 2023

We used science and data to determine which cities in Kentucky have the best set up for singles: no kids, no old people, and a lot to do.

Are you trying to find love in Kentucky?

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

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Kentucky For 2023

  1. Murray
  2. Covington
  3. Florence
  4. Lyndon
  5. St. Matthews
  6. Campbellsville
  7. Bowling Green
  8. Richmond
  9. Erlanger
  10. Newport

So, what was the best city for singles in Kentucky? Murray ranks as the best place for singles in Kentucky 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 Kentucky? That would be Glasgow.

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 Kentucky or the safest places to live in Kentucky.

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The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Kentucky For 2023

Murray, KY

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Population: 17,241
Median Age: 25.6
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 26.5%
More on Murray: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Covington, KY

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Population: 40,930
Median Age: 36.9
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 25.1%
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Population: 31,699
Median Age: 38.9
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 28.4%
More on Florence: Homes For Sale | Data

Lyndon, KY

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Population: 11,033
Median Age: 37.5
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 17.7%
More on Lyndon: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

St. Matthews, KY

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Population: 17,588
Median Age: 38.0
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 17.2%
More on St. Matthews: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Campbellsville, KY

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Population: 11,345
Median Age: 34.7
Married households: 28.0%
Households with kids: 20.9%
More on Campbellsville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Bowling Green, KY

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Population: 71,422
Median Age: 27.7
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 30.9%
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Richmond, KY

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Population: 34,662
Median Age: 26.3
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 24.7%
More on Richmond: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Erlanger, KY

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Population: 19,506
Median Age: 38.8
Married households: 24.0%
Households with kids: 29.9%
More on Erlanger: Homes For Sale | Data

Newport, KY

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Population: 14,378
Median Age: 38.4
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 21.2%
More on Newport: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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

To give you the places in Kentucky 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 Bluegrass 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 Kentucky, 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 Kentucky, that meant a total of 39 cities. You can download the data here.

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

Summary: The Best Cities for Singles in Kentucky for 2023

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

  1. Glasgow
  2. Alexandria
  3. Somerset

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Kentucky

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Murray, KY 17,241 25.6
2 Covington, KY 40,930 36.9
3 Florence, KY 31,699 38.9
4 Lyndon, KY 11,033 37.5
5 St. Matthews, KY 17,588 38.0
6 Campbellsville, KY 11,345 34.7
7 Bowling Green, KY 71,422 27.7
8 Richmond, KY 34,662 26.3
9 Erlanger, KY 19,506 38.8
10 Newport, KY 14,378 38.4
11 Shively, KY 15,638 41.2
12 Hopkinsville, KY 30,771 36.2
13 Frankfort, KY 28,479 34.9
14 Radcliff, KY 22,839 34.9
15 Elizabethtown, KY 31,066 36.5
16 Jeffersontown, KY 28,800 39.5
17 Danville, KY 17,164 35.9
18 Paris, KY 10,202 36.7
19 Owensboro, KY 59,839 37.6
20 Fort Thomas, KY 17,241 38.9
21 Berea, KY 15,465 32.3
22 Versailles, KY 10,196 41.5
23 Lawrenceburg, KY 11,675 35.8
24 Mayfield, KY 10,041 36.8
25 Bardstown, KY 13,425 34.1
26 Independence, KY 28,256 34.0
27 Madisonville, KY 19,533 36.6
28 Henderson, KY 28,201 40.0
29 Georgetown, KY 36,281 32.9
30 Winchester, KY 18,993 36.9
31 Paducah, KY 26,248 43.7
32 Mount Washington, KY 17,723 37.1
33 Ashland, KY 21,695 41.5
34 Shelbyville, KY 16,932 36.8
35 Nicholasville, KY 31,066 37.6
36 Shepherdsville, KY 13,918 35.5
37 Somerset, KY 11,696 38.8
38 Alexandria, KY 10,125 37.3
39 Glasgow, KY 14,922 42.0

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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 Kentucky.
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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