The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Minnesota For 2023


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.

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 2023

Minneapolis, MN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 425,091
Median Age: 32.7
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 22.3%
More on Minneapolis: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Mankato, MN

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 43,938
Median Age: 26.8
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 23.6%
More on Mankato: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hopkins, MN

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 18,861
Median Age: 34.8
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 22.9%
More on Hopkins: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Columbia Heights, MN

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 21,612
Median Age: 37.3
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 25.7%
More on Columbia Heights: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

St. Paul, MN

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 309,751
Median Age: 32.7
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 29.4%
More on St. Paul: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Brooklyn Center, MN

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 33,298
Median Age: 31.9
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 38.3%
More on Brooklyn Center: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Moorhead, MN

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 44,129
Median Age: 31.0
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 29.8%
More on Moorhead: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Fridley, MN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 29,422
Median Age: 35.2
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 28.9%
More on Fridley: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

St. Louis Park, MN

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Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 49,539
Median Age: 35.6
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 20.1%
More on St. Louis Park: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Richfield, MN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 36,899
Median Age: 37.3
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 23.5%
More on Richfield: 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 2017-2021 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 99 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 2023

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. St. Michael

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Minnesota

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Minneapolis, MN 425,091 32.7
2 Mankato, MN 43,938 26.8
3 Hopkins, MN 18,861 34.8
4 Columbia Heights, MN 21,612 37.3
5 St. Paul, MN 309,751 32.7
6 Brooklyn Center, MN 33,298 31.9
7 Moorhead, MN 44,129 31.0
8 Fridley, MN 29,422 35.2
9 St. Louis Park, MN 49,539 35.6
10 Richfield, MN 36,899 37.3
11 Crystal, MN 23,143 37.5
12 North St. Paul, MN 12,395 32.1
13 St. Cloud, MN 68,430 30.4
14 Northfield, MN 20,374 28.5
15 St. Peter, MN 11,699 32.6
16 Winona, MN 26,199 29.9
17 Mounds View, MN 13,187 36.4
18 Bemidji, MN 15,114 27.6
19 Robbinsdale, MN 14,522 38.1
20 Duluth, MN 86,711 33.9
21 South St. Paul, MN 20,637 36.3
22 Worthington, MN 13,782 33.3
23 Rochester, MN 119,732 36.1
24 Brooklyn Park, MN 85,247 34.9
25 Coon Rapids, MN 63,269 39.4
26 Maplewood, MN 41,673 38.7
27 Apple Valley, MN 55,237 37.5
28 New Brighton, MN 23,293 36.9
29 West St. Paul, MN 20,476 38.5
30 Austin, MN 26,030 36.8
31 Burnsville, MN 63,926 37.6
32 New Hope, MN 21,683 41.2
33 Minnetonka, MN 53,809 42.5
34 Eagan, MN 68,205 38.8
35 White Bear Lake, MN 24,520 42.2
36 Little Canada, MN 10,704 43.3
37 Roseville, MN 36,119 40.6
38 Bloomington, MN 89,436 42.2
39 Willmar, MN 20,823 34.2
40 Brainerd, MN 14,053 36.0
41 Stillwater, MN 19,243 41.9
42 Blaine, MN 68,999 37.2
43 Waconia, MN 12,773 36.5
44 Owatonna, MN 26,366 39.5
45 North Mankato, MN 14,356 37.0
46 Woodbury, MN 74,014 37.9
47 Alexandria, MN 14,030 37.5
48 Eden Prairie, MN 64,048 39.7
49 Anoka, MN 17,749 37.5
50 Farmington, MN 23,253 34.6
51 Fairmont, MN 10,465 45.6
52 Edina, MN 53,059 44.8
53 Sauk Rapids, MN 13,830 34.0
54 New Ulm, MN 14,052 39.4
55 Shoreview, MN 26,871 45.6
56 Elk River, MN 25,467 36.0
57 Champlin, MN 23,877 41.0
58 Plymouth, MN 80,034 40.4
59 Hutchinson, MN 14,504 40.6
60 Marshall, MN 13,728 32.9
61 Sartell, MN 19,096 33.3
62 Faribault, MN 24,310 38.3
63 Chanhassen, MN 25,646 39.7
64 Shakopee, MN 43,396 34.7
65 Cottage Grove, MN 38,582 36.3
66 Buffalo, MN 16,121 38.3
67 Golden Valley, MN 22,247 45.1
68 Inver Grove Heights, MN 35,539 40.7
69 Red Wing, MN 16,596 42.5
70 Lakeville, MN 69,026 36.0
71 Ramsey, MN 27,409 36.7
72 Oakdale, MN 28,019 41.9
73 Hastings, MN 22,063 42.1
74 North Branch, MN 10,742 38.8
75 Prior Lake, MN 27,242 39.6
76 Savage, MN 32,092 37.2
77 Fergus Falls, MN 13,969 44.9
78 Mendota Heights, MN 11,681 46.5
79 Rosemount, MN 25,513 37.5
80 Grand Rapids, MN 11,056 42.5
81 Otsego, MN 19,565 34.7
82 Chaska, MN 27,461 37.4
83 Albert Lea, MN 18,433 43.6
84 Vadnais Heights, MN 12,931 41.9
85 Forest Lake, MN 20,366 38.6
86 Maple Grove, MN 69,900 40.3
87 Andover, MN 32,471 40.5
88 Monticello, MN 14,235 34.8
89 Hibbing, MN 16,224 43.2
90 East Bethel, MN 11,818 39.8
91 Cloquet, MN 12,563 36.5
92 Victoria, MN 10,361 38.8
93 Rogers, MN 13,182 36.8
94 Lake Elmo, MN 11,237 39.7
95 Hugo, MN 15,541 36.8
96 Hermantown, MN 10,128 37.7
97 St. Michael, MN 18,148 34.5
98 Ham Lake, MN 16,389 43.4
99 Lino Lakes, MN 21,180 42.8

How Is The Area In ?

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2023. This is our tenth 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.

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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