The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Michigan For 2021


We used science and data to determine which cities in Michigan have the best set up for singles: no kids, no old people, and a lot to do.

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

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Are you trying to find love in Michigan?

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

So, what was the best city for singles in Michigan? East Lansing ranks as the best place for singles in Michigan 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 Michigan? That would be Beverly Hills.

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 Michigan or the safest places to live in Michigan.

For more Michigan reading, check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Michigan For 2021

East Lansing, MI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 48,729
Median Age: 21.4
Married households: 7.0%
Households with kids: 14.5%
More on East Lansing: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Ann Arbor, MI

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 120,735
Median Age: 27.5
Married households: 12.0%
Households with kids: 18.6%
More on Ann Arbor: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Ypsilanti, MI

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 20,828
Median Age: 24.2
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 17.4%
More on Ypsilanti: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Ferndale, MI

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 20,137
Median Age: 35.0
Married households: 25.0%
Households with kids: 13.1%
More on Ferndale: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Big Rapids, MI

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,355
Median Age: 21.9
Married households: 12.0%
Households with kids: 23.7%
More on Big Rapids: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Kalamazoo, MI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 76,019
Median Age: 26.5
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 24.2%
More on Kalamazoo: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Grand Rapids, MI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 198,401
Median Age: 31.4
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 27.8%
More on Grand Rapids: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Royal Oak, MI

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 59,195
Median Age: 35.8
Married households: 32.0%
Households with kids: 18.4%
More on Royal Oak: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Marquette, MI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 20,822
Median Age: 28.6
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 18.1%
More on Marquette: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Mount Pleasant, MI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 25,629
Median Age: 22.5
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 21.0%
More on Mount Pleasant: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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

To give you the places in Michigan 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 Wolverine 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 Michigan, 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 Michigan, that meant a total of 89 cities. You can download the data here.

Read on to see why East Lansing is the talk of the town while Beverly Hills is probably a bit on the boring side.

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

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

  1. Beverly Hills
  2. Burton
  3. Coldwater

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Michigan

Rank City Population Median Age
1 East Lansing, MI 48,729 21.4
2 Ann Arbor, MI 120,735 27.5
3 Ypsilanti, MI 20,828 24.2
4 Ferndale, MI 20,137 35.0
5 Big Rapids, MI 10,355 21.9
6 Kalamazoo, MI 76,019 26.5
7 Grand Rapids, MI 198,401 31.4
8 Royal Oak, MI 59,195 35.8
9 Marquette, MI 20,822 28.6
10 Mount Pleasant, MI 25,629 22.5
11 Highland Park, MI 10,867 39.6
12 Hamtramck, MI 21,822 27.9
13 Melvindale, MI 10,348 31.5
14 Dearborn, MI 94,701 31.6
15 Hazel Park, MI 16,525 36.8
16 Lansing, MI 117,159 32.6
17 Detroit, MI 674,841 34.7
18 Inkster, MI 24,520 31.0
19 Sault Ste. Marie, MI 13,591 33.4
20 Clawson, MI 11,971 40.6
21 Mount Clemens, MI 16,315 39.9
22 Dearborn Heights, MI 55,857 36.9
23 Madison Heights, MI 30,120 38.5
24 Oak Park, MI 29,726 37.8
25 Berkley, MI 15,372 37.2
26 Auburn Hills, MI 23,572 32.5
27 Lincoln Park, MI 36,697 36.1
28 Muskegon Heights, MI 10,748 30.6
29 Port Huron, MI 29,025 37.0
30 Pontiac, MI 59,955 31.9
31 Jackson, MI 32,673 33.8
32 Adrian, MI 20,572 34.6
33 Farmington, MI 10,563 37.9
34 Flint, MI 96,559 35.5
35 Roseville, MI 47,400 38.4
36 Sterling Heights, MI 132,476 40.6
37 Warren, MI 134,797 39.4
38 St. Clair Shores, MI 59,528 44.9
39 Holland, MI 33,402 32.5
40 Saginaw, MI 48,650 35.0
41 Harper Woods, MI 13,895 36.0
42 Owosso, MI 14,536 34.8
43 Eastpointe, MI 32,443 37.3
44 Muskegon, MI 37,633 35.8
45 Westland, MI 81,938 40.2
46 Taylor, MI 61,379 38.0
47 Kentwood, MI 51,693 34.4
48 Wyandotte, MI 25,044 41.9
49 Southgate, MI 29,165 43.6
50 Wyoming, MI 75,702 33.5
51 Grandville, MI 15,942 35.2
52 Grosse Pointe Park, MI 11,153 43.0
53 Allen Park, MI 27,216 42.5
54 Southfield, MI 73,174 42.9
55 Farmington Hills, MI 81,214 42.9
56 Cadillac, MI 10,419 38.2
57 Troy, MI 83,989 42.2
58 Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 15,498 45.6
59 Battle Creek, MI 51,316 36.3
60 Portage, MI 48,774 37.5
61 Niles, MI 11,211 36.1
62 East Grand Rapids, MI 11,759 38.2
63 Novi, MI 60,014 38.6
64 Sturgis, MI 10,905 34.4
65 Woodhaven, MI 12,518 45.4
66 Grand Haven, MI 10,994 47.4
67 Livonia, MI 94,249 45.5
68 Wixom, MI 13,902 37.1
69 Birmingham, MI 21,201 42.4
70 New Baltimore, MI 12,358 40.3
71 Rochester Hills, MI 74,206 42.2
72 Ionia, MI 11,147 36.6
73 Monroe, MI 19,775 37.6
74 Wayne, MI 16,976 38.9
75 Rochester, MI 13,162 40.7
76 Fraser, MI 14,580 42.9
77 Alpena, MI 10,034 42.4
78 Midland, MI 41,920 38.7
79 Norton Shores, MI 24,467 42.1
80 Trenton, MI 18,295 47.2
81 Riverview, MI 12,137 45.9
82 Escanaba, MI 12,251 43.4
83 Romulus, MI 23,527 35.5
84 Walker, MI 24,816 35.4
85 South Lyon, MI 11,788 42.0
86 Fenton, MI 11,375 38.9
87 Coldwater, MI 12,241 38.5
88 Burton, MI 28,654 39.2
89 Beverly Hills, MI 10,387 47.9

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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.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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