The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Mississippi For 2021


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

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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 2021

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

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 Brookhaven.

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 2021

Oxford, MS

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 26,962
Median Age: 28.0
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 26.6%
More on Oxford: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Starkville, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 25,387
Median Age: 27.2
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 26.6%
More on Starkville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 13,673
Median Age: 32.3
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 32.1%
More on D'iberville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Horn Lake, MS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 27,080
Median Age: 33.2
Married households: 11.0%
Households with kids: 37.8%
More on Horn Lake: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hattiesburg, MS

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 46,098
Median Age: 29.0
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 26.7%
More on Hattiesburg: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Pascagoula, MS

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Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 21,809
Median Age: 36.6
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 28.6%
More on Pascagoula: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Biloxi, MS

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 45,906
Median Age: 35.7
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 30.0%
More on Biloxi: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Jackson, MS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 166,383
Median Age: 33.0
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 31.0%
More on Jackson: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Long Beach, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 15,698
Median Age: 43.7
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 29.1%
More on Long Beach: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Cleveland, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,627
Median Age: 34.2
Married households: 25.0%
Households with kids: 33.0%
More on Cleveland: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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 2015-2019 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 Brookhaven is probably a bit on the boring side.

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

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. Brookhaven
  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 26,962 28.0
2 Starkville, MS 25,387 27.2
3 D'iberville, MS 13,673 32.3
4 Horn Lake, MS 27,080 33.2
5 Hattiesburg, MS 46,098 29.0
6 Pascagoula, MS 21,809 36.6
7 Biloxi, MS 45,906 35.7
8 Jackson, MS 166,383 33.0
9 Long Beach, MS 15,698 43.7
10 Cleveland, MS 11,627 34.2
11 Gulfport, MS 71,676 34.8
12 Laurel, MS 18,508 37.2
13 Greenwood, MS 14,040 34.8
14 Moss Point, MS 13,451 42.3
15 Natchez, MS 14,981 42.2
16 Mccomb, MS 12,725 32.9
17 Canton, MS 12,222 33.7
18 Olive Branch, MS 37,461 38.1
19 Gautier, MS 18,496 40.0
20 Southaven, MS 54,152 36.0
21 Ridgeland, MS 24,269 36.1
22 Ocean Springs, MS 17,729 42.2
23 Bay St. Louis, MS 13,018 45.1
24 Hernando, MS 15,942 37.0
25 Clarksdale, MS 15,734 33.1
26 Meridian, MS 37,848 36.5
27 Columbus, MS 24,083 38.0
28 Picayune, MS 11,040 35.1
29 Greenville, MS 30,588 36.9
30 Corinth, MS 14,562 38.8
31 Vicksburg, MS 22,332 35.5
32 Byram, MS 11,578 33.6
33 Pearl, MS 26,461 35.1
34 Grenada, MS 12,475 37.9
35 Petal, MS 10,584 35.4
36 Tupelo, MS 38,271 35.5
37 West Point, MS 10,626 37.0
38 Clinton, MS 25,131 34.7
39 Brandon, MS 23,930 39.6
40 Madison, MS 25,592 40.6
41 Brookhaven, MS 12,115 37.5

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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.

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