The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Maine For 2021


We used science and data to determine which cities in Maine 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 Maine.

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Are you trying to find love in Maine?

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

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Maine For 2021

  1. Portland
  2. Westbrook
  3. Bangor
  4. Augusta
  5. Hallowell
  6. Bath
  7. Biddeford
  8. Waterville
  9. Rockland
  10. Lewiston

So, what was the best city for singles in Maine? Portland ranks as the best place for singles in Maine 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 Maine? That would be Belfast.

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 Maine or the safest places to live in Maine.

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The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Maine For 2021

Portland, ME

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 66,595
Median Age: 36.8
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 19.7%
More on Portland: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Westbrook, ME

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 18,633
Median Age: 38.8
Married households: 28.0%
Households with kids: 22.0%
More on Westbrook: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Bangor, ME

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 32,095
Median Age: 37.9
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 23.2%
More on Bangor: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Augusta, ME

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 18,605
Median Age: 46.1
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 18.5%
More on Augusta: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hallowell, ME

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 2,445
Median Age: 37.2
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 24.5%
More on Hallowell: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Bath, ME

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,319
Median Age: 41.4
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 28.4%
More on Bath: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Biddeford, ME

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 21,462
Median Age: 38.1
Married households: 25.0%
Households with kids: 23.8%
More on Biddeford: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Waterville, ME

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 16,577
Median Age: 39.7
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 25.9%
More on Waterville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Rockland, ME

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,178
Median Age: 45.2
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 21.9%
More on Rockland: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Lewiston, ME

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 36,095
Median Age: 39.7
Married households: 29.0%
Households with kids: 24.7%
More on Lewiston: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

How do you determine which city is best for singles in Maine anyways?

To give you the places in Maine 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 Pine Tree 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 Maine, 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 2,000 people. For Maine, that meant a total of 20 cities. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Belfast
  2. Ellsworth
  3. Caribou

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Maine

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Portland, ME 66,595 36.8
2 Westbrook, ME 18,633 38.8
3 Bangor, ME 32,095 37.9
4 Augusta, ME 18,605 46.1
5 Hallowell, ME 2,445 37.2
6 Bath, ME 8,319 41.4
7 Biddeford, ME 21,462 38.1
8 Waterville, ME 16,577 39.7
9 Rockland, ME 7,178 45.2
10 Lewiston, ME 36,095 39.7
11 South Portland, ME 25,548 41.9
12 Brewer, ME 9,090 40.9
13 Calais, ME 2,993 50.3
14 Auburn, ME 23,187 40.0
15 Presque Isle, ME 9,116 41.6
16 Saco, ME 19,497 41.6
17 Gardiner, ME 5,657 40.4
18 Caribou, ME 7,710 47.9
19 Ellsworth, ME 7,991 45.2
20 Belfast, ME 6,688 46.9

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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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