The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Kentucky For 2021

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.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the best cities for singles in Kentucky.

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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 2021

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

So, what was the best city for singles in Kentucky? Covington 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 Somerset.

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 2021

Covington, KY

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Population: 40,548
Median Age: 36.0
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 26.3%
More on Covington: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Newport, KY

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Population: 15,123
Median Age: 37.1
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 23.3%
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Lyndon, KY

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Population: 11,431
Median Age: 35.1
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 20.0%
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Murray, KY

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Population: 19,171
Median Age: 26.5
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 24.9%
More on Murray: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Bowling Green, KY

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Population: 67,600
Median Age: 27.0
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 29.6%
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Population: 32,369
Median Age: 38.1
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 32.9%
More on Florence: Homes For Sale | Data

St. Matthews, KY

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Population: 18,161
Median Age: 38.7
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 18.7%
More on St. Matthews: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Campbellsville, KY

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Population: 11,419
Median Age: 32.1
Married households: 30.0%
Households with kids: 30.3%
More on Campbellsville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Richmond, KY

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Population: 35,133
Median Age: 26.1
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 25.7%
More on Richmond: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Erlanger, KY

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Population: 18,967
Median Age: 38.2
Married households: 24.0%
Households with kids: 30.6%
More on Erlanger: Homes For Sale | Data

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 2015-2019 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 11,000 people. For Kentucky, that meant a total of 35 cities. You can download the data here.

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

There You Have It - The Best Cities for Singles in Kentucky for 2021

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. Somerset
  2. Glasgow
  3. Shepherdsville

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Kentucky

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Covington, KY 40,548 36.0
2 Newport, KY 15,123 37.1
3 Lyndon, KY 11,431 35.1
4 Murray, KY 19,171 26.5
5 Bowling Green, KY 67,600 27.0
6 Florence, KY 32,369 38.1
7 St. Matthews, KY 18,161 38.7
8 Campbellsville, KY 11,419 32.1
9 Richmond, KY 35,133 26.1
10 Erlanger, KY 18,967 38.2
11 Radcliff, KY 22,639 34.7
12 Elizabethtown, KY 29,620 36.6
13 Shively, KY 15,726 40.8
14 Jeffersontown, KY 28,035 38.5
15 Georgetown, KY 33,605 33.4
16 Frankfort, KY 27,680 38.3
17 Danville, KY 16,730 36.6
18 Berea, KY 15,474 30.7
19 Hopkinsville, KY 31,056 36.3
20 Henderson, KY 28,625 39.7
21 Owensboro, KY 59,536 38.0
22 Nicholasville, KY 30,301 35.9
23 Independence, KY 27,683 35.3
24 Fort Thomas, KY 16,308 39.4
25 Madisonville, KY 18,936 36.3
26 Ashland, KY 20,626 39.3
27 Paducah, KY 24,894 42.0
28 Bardstown, KY 13,094 33.3
29 Shelbyville, KY 16,009 36.6
30 Winchester, KY 18,429 39.3
31 Mount Washington, KY 14,567 36.6
32 Lawrenceburg, KY 11,350 36.0
33 Shepherdsville, KY 12,218 33.2
34 Glasgow, KY 14,393 42.6
35 Somerset, KY 11,447 40.4

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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.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

2 thoughts on “The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Kentucky For 2021

  1. Obviously, you people have never been to and know absolutely nothing about Kentucky or else you wouldn’t have listed 32 of the 35 towns you listed-where there is absolutely NOTHING to do except go get drunk at a friend’s or stay home and drink. Seriously? You seriously recommended Frankfort? Do you people do ANY research?

  2. The best place for singles in Kentucky seems to be a place just below the commonwealth’s southern border called Tennessee because that is where all the single people in Kentucky between the ages of twenty and fifty that I know are going to look for a partner these days.

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