The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Maryland For 2022

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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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 2022

College Park, MD

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 32,221
Median Age: 21.7
Married households: 2.0%
Households with kids: 18.2%
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Hyattsville, MD

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 18,267
Median Age: 34.3
Married households: 3.0%
Households with kids: 29.2%
More on Hyattsville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

New Carrollton, MD

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 12,925
Median Age: 35.2
Married households: 3.0%
Households with kids: 32.7%
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Baltimore, MD

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Overall SnackAbility


Population: 602,274
Median Age: 35.5
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 24.1%
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Annapolis, MD

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 39,321
Median Age: 38.3
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 25.7%
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Greenbelt, MD

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 23,253
Median Age: 35.9
Married households: 4.0%
Households with kids: 27.6%
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Gaithersburg, MD

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Overall SnackAbility


Population: 67,878
Median Age: 37.6
Married households: 5.0%
Households with kids: 33.9%
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Takoma Park, MD

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 17,703
Median Age: 39.3
Married households: 4.0%
Households with kids: 38.8%
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Laurel, MD

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 25,734
Median Age: 36.0
Married households: 5.0%
Households with kids: 33.4%
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Salisbury, MD

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 32,850
Median Age: 29.2
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 28.1%
More on Salisbury: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Methodology: 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 2016-2020 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.

Summary: The Best Cities for Singles in Maryland for 2022

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. Easton
  3. Havre de Grace

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Maryland

Rank City Population Median Age
1 College Park, MD 32,221 21.7
2 Hyattsville, MD 18,267 34.3
3 New Carrollton, MD 12,925 35.2
4 Baltimore, MD 602,274 35.5
5 Annapolis, MD 39,321 38.3
6 Greenbelt, MD 23,253 35.9
7 Gaithersburg, MD 67,878 37.6
8 Takoma Park, MD 17,703 39.3
9 Laurel, MD 25,734 36.0
10 Salisbury, MD 32,850 29.2
11 Frederick, MD 71,843 36.4
12 Rockville, MD 68,155 39.5
13 Hagerstown, MD 40,027 35.9
14 Westminster, MD 18,649 36.5
15 Cumberland, MD 19,495 40.3
16 Elkton, MD 15,653 35.7
17 Bowie, MD 58,158 42.7
18 Aberdeen, MD 15,904 37.5
19 Havre De Grace, MD 13,808 45.3
20 Easton, MD 16,589 42.1
21 Cambridge, MD 12,300 39.7

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the best cities for singles in Maryland.

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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