The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Louisiana For 2021

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

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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 2021

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

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 Zachary.

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.

For more Louisiana reading, check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Louisiana For 2021

Baton Rouge, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility


Population: 224,149
Median Age: 31.5
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 25.9%
More on Baton Rouge: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Ruston, LA

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Population: 21,976
Median Age: 23.7
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 28.9%
More on Ruston: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Lafayette, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility


Population: 126,666
Median Age: 35.8
Married households: 28.0%
Households with kids: 25.9%
More on Lafayette: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

New Orleans, LA

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 390,845
Median Age: 36.8
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 21.6%
More on New Orleans: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Gretna, LA

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Population: 17,774
Median Age: 39.6
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 26.1%
More on Gretna: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Natchitoches, LA

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Population: 17,898
Median Age: 25.6
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 20.4%
More on Natchitoches: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Monroe, LA

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Population: 48,241
Median Age: 32.7
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 30.1%
More on Monroe: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Thibodaux, LA

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Population: 14,494
Median Age: 30.6
Married households: 29.0%
Households with kids: 30.1%
More on Thibodaux: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Kenner, LA

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 66,777
Median Age: 37.0
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 31.9%
More on Kenner: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Eunice, LA

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 10,140
Median Age: 34.5
Married households: 32.0%
Households with kids: 34.3%
More on Eunice: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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 2015-2019 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 35 cities. You can download the data here.

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

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

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. Zachary
  2. Central
  3. Gonzales

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Louisiana

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Baton Rouge, LA 224,149 31.5
2 Ruston, LA 21,976 23.7
3 Lafayette, LA 126,666 35.8
4 New Orleans, LA 390,845 36.8
5 Gretna, LA 17,774 39.6
6 Natchitoches, LA 17,898 25.6
7 Monroe, LA 48,241 32.7
8 Thibodaux, LA 14,494 30.6
9 Kenner, LA 66,777 37.0
10 Eunice, LA 10,140 34.5
11 Shreveport, LA 192,035 35.7
12 Lake Charles, LA 77,283 36.2
13 Hammond, LA 20,668 28.7
14 West Monroe, LA 12,583 38.5
15 New Iberia, LA 29,456 36.2
16 Alexandria, LA 47,012 38.6
17 Baker, LA 13,437 34.8
18 Houma, LA 33,334 36.8
19 Deridder, LA 10,861 34.7
20 Opelousas, LA 16,234 35.9
21 Sulphur, LA 20,113 36.7
22 Mandeville, LA 12,448 43.7
23 Bastrop, LA 10,311 32.8
24 Crowley, LA 12,796 37.7
25 Pineville, LA 14,237 32.0
26 Abbeville, LA 12,236 39.4
27 Bogalusa, LA 11,673 36.2
28 Minden, LA 12,274 39.3
29 Slidell, LA 27,822 36.7
30 Covington, LA 10,372 38.6
31 Broussard, LA 11,913 35.1
32 Youngsville, LA 13,407 33.1
33 Gonzales, LA 10,789 34.7
34 Central, LA 29,107 39.5
35 Zachary, LA 17,283 35.1

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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.

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