The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Minnesota For 2022


We used science and data to determine which cities in Minnesota 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 Minnesota?

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

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Minnesota For 2022

  1. Minneapolis
  2. Mankato
  3. Columbia Heights
  4. Richfield
  5. St. Paul
  6. Bemidji
  7. North St. Paul
  8. Crystal
  9. Fridley
  10. Hopkins

So, what was the best city for singles in Minnesota? Minneapolis ranks as the best place for singles in Minnesota 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 Minnesota? That would be Lino Lakes.

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 Minnesota or the safest places to live in Minnesota.

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The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Minnesota For 2022

Minneapolis, MN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 424,536
Median Age: 32.3
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 22.7%
More on Minneapolis: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Mankato, MN

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 42,685
Median Age: 26.4
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 24.5%
More on Mankato: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Columbia Heights, MN

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 20,247
Median Age: 37.7
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 25.0%
More on Columbia Heights: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Richfield, MN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 36,253
Median Age: 36.8
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 24.9%
More on Richfield: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

St. Paul, MN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 305,877
Median Age: 32.5
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 29.9%
More on St. Paul: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Bemidji, MN

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 15,277
Median Age: 27.5
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 25.4%
More on Bemidji: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

North St. Paul, MN

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 12,421
Median Age: 31.8
Married households: 26.0%
Households with kids: 31.8%
More on North St. Paul: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 22,937
Median Age: 38.0
Married households: 24.0%
Households with kids: 25.6%
More on Crystal: Homes For Sale | Data

Fridley, MN

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 27,789
Median Age: 35.1
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 28.4%
More on Fridley: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hopkins, MN

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 18,400
Median Age: 33.9
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 23.7%
More on Hopkins: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How do you determine which city is best for singles in Minnesota anyways?

To give you the places in Minnesota 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 North Star 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 Minnesota, 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 Minnesota, that meant a total of 97 cities. You can download the data here.

Read on to see why Minneapolis is the talk of the town while Lino Lakes is probably a bit on the boring side.

Summary: The Best Cities for Singles in Minnesota for 2022

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

  1. Lino Lakes
  2. Ham Lake
  3. Otsego

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Minnesota

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Minneapolis, MN 424,536 32.3
2 Mankato, MN 42,685 26.4
3 Columbia Heights, MN 20,247 37.7
4 Richfield, MN 36,253 36.8
5 St. Paul, MN 305,877 32.5
6 Bemidji, MN 15,277 27.5
7 North St. Paul, MN 12,421 31.8
8 Crystal, MN 22,937 38.0
9 Fridley, MN 27,789 35.1
10 Hopkins, MN 18,400 33.9
11 St. Cloud, MN 68,390 30.5
12 St. Louis Park, MN 48,874 36.1
13 Northfield, MN 20,399 27.2
14 St. Peter, MN 11,934 32.4
15 Winona, MN 26,772 30.3
16 Brooklyn Center, MN 30,755 31.9
17 Moorhead, MN 43,409 30.7
18 Brooklyn Park, MN 80,173 34.4
19 Duluth, MN 85,852 33.7
20 South St. Paul, MN 20,132 35.9
21 Maplewood, MN 40,684 38.4
22 Robbinsdale, MN 14,393 37.0
23 Rochester, MN 117,134 35.9
24 Austin, MN 25,180 37.9
25 Apple Valley, MN 53,728 37.8
26 Roseville, MN 36,139 39.8
27 Anoka, MN 17,512 37.7
28 West St. Paul, MN 19,805 38.7
29 Coon Rapids, MN 62,706 39.2
30 New Hope, MN 20,913 39.5
31 White Bear Lake, MN 25,718 43.2
32 Burnsville, MN 61,536 37.1
33 Worthington, MN 13,093 32.5
34 Mounds View, MN 13,193 36.2
35 New Brighton, MN 22,663 37.0
36 Alexandria, MN 13,705 39.4
37 Eagan, MN 66,377 38.9
38 Minnetonka, MN 53,760 43.3
39 Little Canada, MN 10,423 44.3
40 Marshall, MN 13,604 33.2
41 Bloomington, MN 85,226 42.6
42 Plymouth, MN 78,879 40.4
43 North Mankato, MN 13,903 36.1
44 Lakeville, MN 65,710 36.0
45 Elk River, MN 24,894 35.5
46 Stillwater, MN 19,471 42.0
47 Savage, MN 31,758 36.6
48 Sauk Rapids, MN 13,926 33.0
49 Shakopee, MN 41,423 35.1
50 Farmington, MN 22,996 34.9
51 Blaine, MN 65,048 37.4
52 Edina, MN 52,215 44.3
53 Willmar, MN 19,728 34.7
54 Inver Grove Heights, MN 35,492 40.1
55 Woodbury, MN 71,298 37.9
56 Faribault, MN 23,853 38.4
57 Owatonna, MN 25,716 38.6
58 Hutchinson, MN 13,935 41.0
59 Eden Prairie, MN 64,481 40.2
60 Brainerd, MN 13,423 36.1
61 Shoreview, MN 26,922 46.3
62 Arden Hills, MN 10,276 32.1
63 Waconia, MN 12,281 36.9
64 Red Wing, MN 16,366 41.8
65 Golden Valley, MN 21,611 46.4
66 Ramsey, MN 27,201 36.1
67 Buffalo, MN 16,413 37.7
68 New Ulm, MN 13,209 39.7
69 Oakdale, MN 27,925 41.0
70 Champlin, MN 24,980 39.3
71 Fairmont, MN 10,042 46.3
72 Cottage Grove, MN 37,120 36.5
73 Rosemount, MN 24,792 36.6
74 Chaska, MN 26,753 36.9
75 Chanhassen, MN 25,965 39.6
76 Sartell, MN 18,439 33.9
77 Monticello, MN 13,700 34.3
78 Albert Lea, MN 17,804 44.6
79 Forest Lake, MN 20,393 38.1
80 Prior Lake, MN 26,775 39.1
81 Vadnais Heights, MN 13,565 43.0
82 Hastings, MN 22,796 40.9
83 Fergus Falls, MN 13,754 47.6
84 East Bethel, MN 11,958 40.2
85 Mendota Heights, MN 11,339 47.5
86 Maple Grove, MN 71,569 40.5
87 Hugo, MN 15,008 36.0
88 Andover, MN 33,019 39.4
89 Cloquet, MN 11,994 35.7
90 Grand Rapids, MN 11,218 42.4
91 St. Michael, MN 17,871 34.6
92 Hibbing, MN 15,923 42.4
93 Rogers, MN 13,183 36.4
94 North Branch, MN 10,585 40.6
95 Otsego, MN 17,429 33.7
96 Ham Lake, MN 16,630 43.6
97 Lino Lakes, MN 21,748 42.1

How Is The Area In ?

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

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.

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