The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Mississippi For 2022


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 2022

  1. Oxford
  2. Starkville
  3. D'Iberville
  4. Pascagoula
  5. Biloxi
  6. Horn Lake
  7. Ocean Springs
  8. Canton
  9. Hattiesburg
  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 Brandon.

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 2022

Oxford, MS

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 27,662
Median Age: 27.7
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 24.4%
More on Oxford: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Starkville, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 25,495
Median Age: 28.0
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 25.6%
More on Starkville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 13,766
Median Age: 34.2
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 32.5%
More on D'iberville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Pascagoula, MS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 21,732
Median Age: 35.7
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 30.4%
More on Pascagoula: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Biloxi, MS

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 46,042
Median Age: 35.2
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 31.8%
More on Biloxi: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Horn Lake, MS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 27,234
Median Age: 34.0
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 37.6%
More on Horn Lake: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Ocean Springs, MS

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 17,756
Median Age: 42.0
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 28.8%
More on Ocean Springs: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Canton, MS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 11,943
Median Age: 34.2
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 25.5%
More on Canton: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hattiesburg, MS

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 46,010
Median Age: 29.4
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 28.2%
More on Hattiesburg: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Jackson, MS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 163,778
Median Age: 33.5
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 29.9%
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 2016-2020 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 Brandon is probably a bit on the boring side.

Summary: The Best Cities for Singles in Mississippi for 2022

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. Brandon
  2. Madison
  3. Brookhaven

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Mississippi

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Oxford, MS 27,662 27.7
2 Starkville, MS 25,495 28.0
3 D'iberville, MS 13,766 34.2
4 Pascagoula, MS 21,732 35.7
5 Biloxi, MS 46,042 35.2
6 Horn Lake, MS 27,234 34.0
7 Ocean Springs, MS 17,756 42.0
8 Canton, MS 11,943 34.2
9 Hattiesburg, MS 46,010 29.4
10 Jackson, MS 163,778 33.5
11 Gulfport, MS 71,660 35.2
12 Long Beach, MS 15,829 41.6
13 Cleveland, MS 11,363 34.0
14 Greenwood, MS 13,826 35.2
15 Columbus, MS 23,853 38.5
16 Ridgeland, MS 24,194 34.7
17 Laurel, MS 18,403 38.3
18 Mccomb, MS 12,788 36.2
19 Clarksdale, MS 15,342 34.7
20 Olive Branch, MS 38,270 37.9
21 Vicksburg, MS 22,045 35.9
22 Southaven, MS 55,026 37.0
23 Meridian, MS 37,252 36.8
24 Moss Point, MS 13,396 42.5
25 Grenada, MS 12,349 36.8
26 Corinth, MS 14,544 39.7
27 Gautier, MS 18,436 38.8
28 Hernando, MS 16,206 36.2
29 Byram, MS 11,519 33.9
30 Natchez, MS 14,854 42.4
31 Greenville, MS 29,854 37.3
32 Picayune, MS 11,016 39.3
33 Bay St. Louis, MS 13,539 49.5
34 Tupelo, MS 38,251 36.1
35 Pearl, MS 26,462 35.7
36 Clinton, MS 24,797 34.6
37 Petal, MS 10,624 37.1
38 West Point, MS 10,517 37.5
39 Brookhaven, MS 12,045 39.2
40 Madison, MS 25,650 40.8
41 Brandon, MS 24,088 40.9

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 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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