The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Mississippi For 2023

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

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

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Mississippi For 2023

  1. Oxford
  2. Starkville
  3. Biloxi
  4. Pascagoula
  5. D'Iberville
  6. Canton
  7. Horn Lake
  8. Hattiesburg
  9. Cleveland
  10. Jackson

So, what was the best city for singles in Mississippi? Oxford ranks as the best place for singles in Mississippi 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 Mississippi? That would be Clinton.

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 Mississippi or the safest places to live in Mississippi.

For more Mississippi reading, check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Mississippi For 2023

Oxford, MS

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 25,859
Median Age: 27.7
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 23.1%
More on Oxford: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Starkville, MS

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 24,578
Median Age: 27.0
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 22.3%
More on Starkville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Biloxi, MS

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 49,061
Median Age: 35.9
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 30.6%
More on Biloxi: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Pascagoula, MS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility


Population: 22,001
Median Age: 35.2
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 32.6%
More on Pascagoula: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 12,736
Median Age: 36.5
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 31.4%
More on D'iberville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Canton, MS

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 10,955
Median Age: 34.2
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 24.6%
More on Canton: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Horn Lake, MS

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 26,623
Median Age: 33.8
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 37.1%
More on Horn Lake: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hattiesburg, MS

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 47,074
Median Age: 29.6
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 27.7%
More on Hattiesburg: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Cleveland, MS

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 11,285
Median Age: 33.8
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 34.3%
More on Cleveland: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Jackson, MS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility


Population: 156,803
Median Age: 33.5
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 30.1%
More on Jackson: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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

To give you the places in Mississippi 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 Magnolia 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 Mississippi, 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 Mississippi, that meant a total of 41 cities. You can download the data here.

Read on to see why Oxford is the talk of the town while Clinton is probably a bit on the boring side.

Summary: The Best Cities for Singles in Mississippi for 2023

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

  1. Clinton
  2. Madison
  3. Brandon

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Mississippi

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Oxford, MS 25,859 27.7
2 Starkville, MS 24,578 27.0
3 Biloxi, MS 49,061 35.9
4 Pascagoula, MS 22,001 35.2
5 D'iberville, MS 12,736 36.5
6 Canton, MS 10,955 34.2
7 Horn Lake, MS 26,623 33.8
8 Hattiesburg, MS 47,074 29.6
9 Cleveland, MS 11,285 33.8
10 Jackson, MS 156,803 33.5
11 Ocean Springs, MS 18,275 41.8
12 Gulfport, MS 72,468 35.6
13 Greenwood, MS 14,521 34.9
14 Clarksdale, MS 15,124 35.2
15 Ridgeland, MS 24,330 34.5
16 Long Beach, MS 16,654 41.7
17 Southaven, MS 54,141 36.3
18 Vicksburg, MS 21,748 37.9
19 Laurel, MS 17,375 37.2
20 Corinth, MS 14,545 39.7
21 Mccomb, MS 12,400 37.2
22 Columbus, MS 23,858 39.9
23 Olive Branch, MS 39,136 38.4
24 Grenada, MS 12,675 36.5
25 Greenville, MS 30,175 38.8
26 Moss Point, MS 12,282 41.7
27 Picayune, MS 11,777 39.0
28 Meridian, MS 35,625 37.7
29 Hernando, MS 16,730 36.8
30 Natchez, MS 14,435 39.6
31 Pearl, MS 27,017 35.2
32 Byram, MS 12,591 35.5
33 Petal, MS 11,342 35.2
34 Gautier, MS 18,932 38.7
35 Tupelo, MS 37,872 37.7
36 West Point, MS 10,148 37.6
37 Brookhaven, MS 11,855 38.8
38 Flowood, MS 10,019 35.1
39 Brandon, MS 24,887 41.7
40 Madison, MS 27,459 40.4
41 Clinton, MS 27,830 36.8

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2023. This is our tenth time ranking the best cities for singles in Mississippi.

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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