The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Missouri For 2021


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.

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

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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 2021

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

So, what was the best city for singles in Missouri? Clayton 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 2021

Clayton, MO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 16,588
Median Age: 30.0
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 25.5%
More on Clayton: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Warrensburg, MO

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 20,139
Median Age: 25.1
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 29.1%
More on Warrensburg: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

St. Louis, MO

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 308,174
Median Age: 35.8
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 22.2%
More on St. Louis: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Springfield, MO

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 167,051
Median Age: 33.1
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 21.6%
More on Springfield: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Overland, MO

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 15,715
Median Age: 36.0
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 30.7%
More on Overland: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Columbia, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 121,230
Median Age: 28.5
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 25.9%
More on Columbia: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Kirksville, MO

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 17,554
Median Age: 23.6
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 21.4%
More on Kirksville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Maryville, MO

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,696
Median Age: 23.5
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 19.9%
More on Maryville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Gladstone, MO

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 27,126
Median Age: 40.2
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 25.1%
More on Gladstone: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Rolla, MO

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 20,169
Median Age: 26.0
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 27.6%
More on Rolla: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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 2015-2019 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 74 cities. You can download the data here.

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

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

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. Raymore
  3. Sikeston

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Missouri

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Clayton, MO 16,588 30.0
2 Warrensburg, MO 20,139 25.1
3 St. Louis, MO 308,174 35.8
4 Springfield, MO 167,051 33.1
5 Overland, MO 15,715 36.0
6 Columbia, MO 121,230 28.5
7 Kirksville, MO 17,554 23.6
8 Maryville, MO 11,696 23.5
9 Gladstone, MO 27,126 40.2
10 Rolla, MO 20,169 26.0
11 Cape Girardeau, MO 39,566 33.3
12 Grandview, MO 25,069 34.3
13 St. Ann, MO 12,744 34.6
14 Marshall, MO 12,949 34.7
15 St. Joseph, MO 75,913 36.8
16 St. Charles, MO 70,171 36.9
17 Sedalia, MO 21,633 36.1
18 Jennings, MO 14,712 36.6
19 Joplin, MO 50,386 36.7
20 Nixa, MO 21,544 35.6
21 Maryland Heights, MO 27,080 36.9
22 Carthage, MO 14,708 32.5
23 Creve Coeur, MO 18,538 48.8
24 Hazelwood, MO 25,319 38.2
25 Manchester, MO 18,110 41.2
26 Raytown, MO 29,264 40.5
27 Belton, MO 23,425 35.5
28 Ferguson, MO 20,738 34.5
29 Lake St. Louis, MO 15,989 45.4
30 Bolivar, MO 10,880 28.5
31 Florissant, MO 51,455 35.9
32 Hannibal, MO 17,320 36.6
33 O'fallon, MO 87,242 37.0
34 Ozark, MO 19,767 32.3
35 West Plains, MO 12,233 36.1
36 Independence, MO 117,084 40.1
37 St. Peters, MO 57,273 39.5
38 Branson, MO 11,416 40.6
39 Union, MO 11,475 33.9
40 Troy, MO 12,079 31.4
41 Arnold, MO 21,146 41.0
42 Blue Springs, MO 54,850 35.4
43 Poplar Bluff, MO 17,023 35.6
44 Grain Valley, MO 13,966 33.9
45 Liberty, MO 31,328 38.0
46 Mexico, MO 11,543 36.7
47 Republic, MO 16,247 32.1
48 Neosho, MO 11,990 32.0
49 Moberly, MO 13,707 35.9
50 Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO 10,517 40.9
51 Kennett, MO 10,062 41.6
52 Chesterfield, MO 47,605 46.5
53 Town And Country, MO 11,077 52.4
54 Farmington, MO 18,515 38.2
55 Fulton, MO 12,779 33.4
56 Wentzville, MO 38,841 33.1
57 Lebanon, MO 14,652 35.0
58 Excelsior Springs, MO 11,640 35.7
59 Harrisonville, MO 10,043 34.6
60 Ballwin, MO 30,252 42.1
61 Kirkwood, MO 27,708 43.0
62 Lee's Summit, MO 97,275 38.7
63 Crestwood, MO 11,865 42.7
64 Kearney, MO 10,095 35.2
65 Dardenne Prairie, MO 13,293 42.2
66 Webster Groves, MO 22,951 39.5
67 Washington, MO 14,014 40.9
68 Festus, MO 11,982 37.6
69 Jackson, MO 14,872 35.5
70 Wildwood, MO 35,459 44.4
71 Bridgeton, MO 11,606 39.8
72 Sikeston, MO 16,200 39.9
73 Raymore, MO 21,196 41.7
74 Eureka, MO 10,666 39.7

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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.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

0 thoughts on “The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Missouri For 2021

  1. What a load of lies. Lived and been to these places. Most are very dangerous and filled with low income individuals mostly Negros. The study must have been done by a biased Middle Eastern Arab race person.

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