The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Louisiana For 2023

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

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

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Louisiana For 2023

  1. Baton Rouge
  2. Ruston
  3. Thibodaux
  4. Gretna
  5. New Orleans
  6. Hammond
  7. Lafayette
  8. Monroe
  9. Lake Charles
  10. Natchitoches

So, what was the best city for singles in Louisiana? Baton Rouge ranks as the best place for singles in Louisiana 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 Louisiana? That would be Youngsville.

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 Louisiana or the safest places to live in Louisiana.

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The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Louisiana For 2023

Baton Rouge, LA

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Overall SnackAbility


Population: 225,539
Median Age: 32.1
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 25.1%
More on Baton Rouge: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Ruston, LA

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Population: 22,286
Median Age: 24.1
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 23.7%
More on Ruston: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Thibodaux, LA

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Population: 15,242
Median Age: 33.9
Married households: 34.0%
Households with kids: 26.6%
More on Thibodaux: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Gretna, LA

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 17,836
Median Age: 40.2
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 26.8%
More on Gretna: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

New Orleans, LA

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 383,974
Median Age: 37.7
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 21.2%
More on New Orleans: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hammond, LA

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Population: 19,374
Median Age: 27.4
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 30.7%
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Lafayette, LA

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 122,469
Median Age: 36.3
Married households: 29.0%
Households with kids: 25.0%
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Monroe, LA

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 48,105
Median Age: 34.3
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 28.9%
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Lake Charles, LA

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 83,444
Median Age: 35.6
Married households: 29.0%
Households with kids: 25.9%
More on Lake Charles: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Natchitoches, LA

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Overall SnackAbility


Population: 18,105
Median Age: 25.9
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 24.1%
More on Natchitoches: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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

To give you the places in Louisiana 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 Pelican 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 Louisiana, 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 Louisiana, that meant a total of 33 cities. You can download the data here.

Read on to see why Baton Rouge is the talk of the town while Youngsville is probably a bit on the boring side.

Summary: The Best Cities for Singles in Louisiana for 2023

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

  1. Youngsville
  2. Central
  3. Covington

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Louisiana

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Baton Rouge, LA 225,539 32.1
2 Ruston, LA 22,286 24.1
3 Thibodaux, LA 15,242 33.9
4 Gretna, LA 17,836 40.2
5 New Orleans, LA 383,974 37.7
6 Hammond, LA 19,374 27.4
7 Lafayette, LA 122,469 36.3
8 Monroe, LA 48,105 34.3
9 Lake Charles, LA 83,444 35.6
10 Natchitoches, LA 18,105 25.9
11 New Iberia, LA 28,844 34.4
12 Deridder, LA 10,060 36.8
13 Kenner, LA 66,411 37.8
14 Shreveport, LA 189,374 36.4
15 Pineville, LA 14,653 34.8
16 Alexandria, LA 45,736 37.3
17 Baker, LA 12,736 33.5
18 Houma, LA 33,461 36.3
19 Opelousas, LA 15,884 34.5
20 Crowley, LA 11,916 37.0
21 Sulphur, LA 21,490 38.6
22 Abbeville, LA 11,313 35.1
23 West Monroe, LA 13,103 38.9
24 Broussard, LA 12,960 33.0
25 Mandeville, LA 12,985 45.1
26 Zachary, LA 19,278 34.0
27 Minden, LA 12,145 39.0
28 Slidell, LA 28,537 38.0
29 Bogalusa, LA 10,921 37.6
30 Gonzales, LA 12,080 39.4
31 Covington, LA 11,155 38.1
32 Central, LA 29,746 38.5
33 Youngsville, LA 15,167 32.7

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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 Louisiana.

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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