The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Maryland For 2021


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

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Are you trying to find love in Maryland?

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

So, what was the best city for singles in Maryland? College Park ranks as the best place for singles in Maryland 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 Maryland? That would be Cambridge.

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 Maryland or the safest places to live in Maryland.

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The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Maryland For 2021

College Park, MD

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 32,159
Median Age: 21.6
Married households: 2.0%
Households with kids: 18.0%
More on College Park: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hyattsville, MD

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 18,242
Median Age: 34.9
Married households: 3.0%
Households with kids: 31.5%
More on Hyattsville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Baltimore, MD

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 609,032
Median Age: 35.4
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 25.0%
More on Baltimore: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

New Carrollton, MD

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 12,935
Median Age: 36.6
Married households: 2.0%
Households with kids: 32.5%
More on New Carrollton: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Laurel, MD

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 25,767
Median Age: 35.4
Married households: 6.0%
Households with kids: 32.4%
More on Laurel: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Annapolis, MD

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 39,278
Median Age: 37.3
Married households: 12.0%
Households with kids: 28.1%
More on Annapolis: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Gaithersburg, MD

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Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 67,742
Median Age: 36.5
Married households: 5.0%
Households with kids: 35.1%
More on Gaithersburg: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Takoma Park, MD

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 17,672
Median Age: 38.7
Married households: 4.0%
Households with kids: 38.1%
More on Takoma Park: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Greenbelt, MD

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 23,219
Median Age: 35.5
Married households: 4.0%
Households with kids: 30.8%
More on Greenbelt: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Rockville, MD

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 67,542
Median Age: 38.7
Married households: 4.0%
Households with kids: 32.3%
More on Rockville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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

To give you the places in Maryland 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 Old Line 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 Maryland, 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 12,000 people. For Maryland, that meant a total of 21 cities. You can download the data here.

Read on to see why College Park is the talk of the town while Cambridge is probably a bit on the boring side.

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

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

  1. Cambridge
  2. Havre de Grace
  3. Easton

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Maryland

Rank City Population Median Age
1 College Park, MD 32,159 21.6
2 Hyattsville, MD 18,242 34.9
3 Baltimore, MD 609,032 35.4
4 New Carrollton, MD 12,935 36.6
5 Laurel, MD 25,767 35.4
6 Annapolis, MD 39,278 37.3
7 Gaithersburg, MD 67,742 36.5
8 Takoma Park, MD 17,672 38.7
9 Greenbelt, MD 23,219 35.5
10 Rockville, MD 67,542 38.7
11 Salisbury, MD 32,693 28.7
12 Westminster, MD 18,552 35.8
13 Elkton, MD 15,644 34.9
14 Frederick, MD 70,887 35.9
15 Hagerstown, MD 40,152 35.2
16 Bowie, MD 58,481 42.7
17 Aberdeen, MD 15,848 40.5
18 Cumberland, MD 19,650 39.7
19 Easton, MD 16,591 41.6
20 Havre De Grace, MD 13,652 45.1
21 Cambridge, MD 12,375 37.3

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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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