The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Michigan For 2022


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.

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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? Ann Arbor 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.

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The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Michigan For 2022

Ann Arbor, MI

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 121,093
Median Age: 27.5
Married households: 12.0%
Households with kids: 17.7%
More on Ann Arbor: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

East Lansing, MI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 48,437
Median Age: 21.4
Married households: 8.0%
Households with kids: 15.8%
More on East Lansing: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Ypsilanti, MI

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 20,792
Median Age: 24.8
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 16.6%
More on Ypsilanti: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Ferndale, MI

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 20,139
Median Age: 34.8
Married households: 24.0%
Households with kids: 15.0%
More on Ferndale: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Kalamazoo, MI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 76,106
Median Age: 26.4
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 25.2%
More on Kalamazoo: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Royal Oak, MI

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 59,256
Median Age: 35.3
Married households: 31.0%
Households with kids: 17.4%
More on Royal Oak: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Marquette, MI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 20,631
Median Age: 28.6
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 17.5%
More on Marquette: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Mount Pleasant, MI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 25,290
Median Age: 22.6
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 22.9%
More on Mount Pleasant: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Auburn Hills, MI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 23,984
Median Age: 33.1
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 21.0%
More on Auburn Hills: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Highland Park, MI

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 10,818
Median Age: 43.5
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 22.2%
More on Highland Park: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Methodology: 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 2016-2020 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 88 cities. You can download the data here.

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

Summary: The Best Cities for Singles in Michigan for 2022

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. Norton Shores
  3. Fenton

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Michigan

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Ann Arbor, MI 121,093 27.5
2 East Lansing, MI 48,437 21.4
3 Ypsilanti, MI 20,792 24.8
4 Ferndale, MI 20,139 34.8
5 Kalamazoo, MI 76,106 26.4
6 Royal Oak, MI 59,256 35.3
7 Marquette, MI 20,631 28.6
8 Mount Pleasant, MI 25,290 22.6
9 Auburn Hills, MI 23,984 33.1
10 Highland Park, MI 10,818 43.5
11 Grand Rapids, MI 199,417 31.2
12 Lansing, MI 117,488 32.7
13 Hamtramck, MI 21,704 27.5
14 Dearborn, MI 94,328 32.1
15 Lincoln Park, MI 36,525 36.1
16 Madison Heights, MI 30,000 40.5
17 Detroit, MI 672,351 34.6
18 Clawson, MI 11,909 42.1
19 Melvindale, MI 10,300 37.1
20 Oak Park, MI 29,446 37.1
21 Sault Ste. Marie, MI 13,526 34.1
22 Hazel Park, MI 16,452 38.3
23 Big Rapids, MI 10,358 22.8
24 Muskegon Heights, MI 10,735 31.0
25 Saginaw, MI 48,407 35.4
26 Dearborn Heights, MI 55,630 36.1
27 Muskegon, MI 37,317 34.9
28 Pontiac, MI 59,714 33.6
29 Jackson, MI 32,251 35.1
30 Flint, MI 95,999 36.3
31 Port Huron, MI 28,918 38.3
32 St. Clair Shores, MI 59,184 43.5
33 Farmington, MI 10,520 38.2
34 Berkley, MI 15,352 37.3
35 Mount Clemens, MI 16,212 41.7
36 Inkster, MI 24,398 31.6
37 Eastpointe, MI 32,221 38.1
38 Roseville, MI 47,160 40.9
39 Taylor, MI 61,164 39.0
40 Adrian, MI 20,550 34.6
41 Sterling Heights, MI 132,296 40.7
42 Warren, MI 134,188 38.4
43 Wyoming, MI 75,999 33.6
44 Holland, MI 33,329 32.9
45 Westland, MI 81,713 38.8
46 Harper Woods, MI 13,829 37.2
47 Southfield, MI 72,966 42.2
48 Farmington Hills, MI 80,937 42.8
49 Birmingham, MI 21,272 41.5
50 Kentwood, MI 51,780 34.1
51 Niles, MI 11,168 37.3
52 Grandville, MI 15,906 35.7
53 Wyandotte, MI 24,944 39.9
54 Sturgis, MI 10,853 34.8
55 Southgate, MI 29,129 42.2
56 Owosso, MI 14,476 36.5
57 East Grand Rapids, MI 11,855 38.1
58 Cadillac, MI 10,462 38.8
59 Wayne, MI 16,894 40.4
60 Portage, MI 49,224 37.1
61 Battle Creek, MI 51,084 36.5
62 Escanaba, MI 12,180 42.3
63 Romulus, MI 23,544 36.5
64 Allen Park, MI 27,089 43.4
65 Troy, MI 84,051 42.1
66 Novi, MI 60,439 39.2
67 Livonia, MI 93,970 45.3
68 Wixom, MI 13,970 36.0
69 Ionia, MI 11,178 36.4
70 Monroe, MI 19,543 37.1
71 Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 15,409 44.7
72 Rochester, MI 13,203 39.3
73 Grosse Pointe Park, MI 11,108 41.4
74 Fraser, MI 14,503 41.0
75 Midland, MI 41,922 37.9
76 Rochester Hills, MI 74,340 41.4
77 New Baltimore, MI 12,333 41.2
78 Riverview, MI 12,085 43.1
79 Trenton, MI 18,214 48.7
80 South Lyon, MI 11,818 43.3
81 Coldwater, MI 12,203 40.1
82 Woodhaven, MI 12,501 47.4
83 Walker, MI 24,930 37.2
84 Grand Haven, MI 10,991 43.5
85 Burton, MI 28,598 42.5
86 Fenton, MI 11,368 38.2
87 Norton Shores, MI 24,557 39.1
88 Beverly Hills, MI 10,378 49.1

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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 Michigan.

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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