The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Missouri For 2022


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

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

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Missouri For 2022

  1. Warrensburg
  2. Clayton
  3. St. Louis
  4. Springfield
  5. Columbia
  6. Maryville
  7. Overland
  8. Kirksville
  9. Grandview
  10. Marshall

So, what was the best city for singles in Missouri? Warrensburg ranks as the best place for singles in Missouri 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 Missouri? That would be Eureka.

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 Missouri or the safest places to live in Missouri.

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The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Missouri For 2022

Warrensburg, MO

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 20,313
Median Age: 24.9
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 26.8%
More on Warrensburg: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Clayton, MO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 16,763
Median Age: 29.5
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 30.2%
More on Clayton: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

St. Louis, MO

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 304,709
Median Age: 36.0
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 22.1%
More on St. Louis: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Springfield, MO

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 167,601
Median Age: 33.2
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 21.6%
More on Springfield: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Columbia, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 122,659
Median Age: 28.8
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 26.0%
More on Columbia: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Maryville, MO

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,641
Median Age: 22.9
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 19.0%
More on Maryville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Overland, MO

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 15,644
Median Age: 35.3
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 29.7%
More on Overland: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Kirksville, MO

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 17,645
Median Age: 23.7
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 21.4%
More on Kirksville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Grandview, MO

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 24,990
Median Age: 34.7
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 27.5%
More on Grandview: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Marshall, MO

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,920
Median Age: 32.3
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 25.5%
More on Marshall: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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

To give you the places in Missouri 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 Show Me 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 Missouri, 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 Missouri, that meant a total of 75 cities. You can download the data here.

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

Summary: The Best Cities for Singles in Missouri for 2022

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

  1. Eureka
  2. Smithville
  3. Bridgeton

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Missouri

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Warrensburg, MO 20,313 24.9
2 Clayton, MO 16,763 29.5
3 St. Louis, MO 304,709 36.0
4 Springfield, MO 167,601 33.2
5 Columbia, MO 122,659 28.8
6 Maryville, MO 11,641 22.9
7 Overland, MO 15,644 35.3
8 Kirksville, MO 17,645 23.7
9 Grandview, MO 24,990 34.7
10 Marshall, MO 12,920 32.3
11 Rolla, MO 20,273 26.8
12 Gladstone, MO 27,365 41.6
13 Cape Girardeau, MO 40,100 34.4
14 Sedalia, MO 21,634 35.5
15 Maryland Heights, MO 26,996 36.4
16 Joplin, MO 50,580 36.6
17 St. Ann, MO 12,689 35.4
18 St. Joseph, MO 75,369 37.6
19 St. Charles, MO 70,650 37.6
20 Raytown, MO 29,176 41.1
21 Nixa, MO 22,086 34.8
22 Ferguson, MO 20,631 34.3
23 Manchester, MO 18,102 39.1
24 Florissant, MO 51,220 36.9
25 Jennings, MO 14,672 40.3
26 Carthage, MO 14,699 31.9
27 Lake St. Louis, MO 16,357 45.1
28 Poplar Bluff, MO 16,979 36.2
29 Hazelwood, MO 25,222 38.4
30 Creve Coeur, MO 18,627 47.7
31 Liberty, MO 31,761 35.8
32 Belton, MO 23,568 35.3
33 Neosho, MO 12,036 33.2
34 Independence, MO 117,139 39.5
35 Bolivar, MO 11,000 29.5
36 Ballwin, MO 30,177 43.5
37 West Plains, MO 12,290 34.2
38 Grain Valley, MO 14,261 33.9
39 Mexico, MO 11,535 37.5
40 Union, MO 11,931 34.1
41 Troy, MO 12,457 34.1
42 Crestwood, MO 11,859 41.9
43 Blue Springs, MO 55,415 35.8
44 Harrisonville, MO 10,084 35.9
45 Kennett, MO 10,069 38.3
46 O'fallon, MO 88,132 37.5
47 Wentzville, MO 40,407 33.5
48 Farmington, MO 18,792 38.3
49 Branson, MO 11,526 38.9
50 Fulton, MO 12,696 32.4
51 Chesterfield, MO 47,603 46.8
52 Republic, MO 16,571 31.2
53 Arnold, MO 21,144 40.3
54 Ozark, MO 20,216 34.1
55 Moberly, MO 13,710 36.4
56 Town And Country, MO 11,109 52.1
57 Webster Groves, MO 22,906 39.7
58 Hannibal, MO 17,312 37.3
59 Excelsior Springs, MO 11,688 35.8
60 St. Peters, MO 57,536 39.9
61 Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO 10,441 43.2
62 Kirkwood, MO 27,772 42.0
63 Dardenne Prairie, MO 13,385 43.8
64 Lebanon, MO 14,735 34.9
65 Festus, MO 12,054 36.6
66 Jackson, MO 14,893 34.2
67 Kearney, MO 10,460 35.8
68 Washington, MO 14,052 38.6
69 Lee's Summit, MO 98,997 38.4
70 Raymore, MO 21,676 40.5
71 Sikeston, MO 16,664 40.4
72 Wildwood, MO 35,476 45.2
73 Bridgeton, MO 11,577 40.5
74 Smithville, MO 10,269 36.5
75 Eureka, MO 10,203 39.8

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

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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