The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Montana For 2023


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

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

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Montana For 2023

  1. Dillon
  2. Missoula
  3. Bozeman
  4. Laurel
  5. Billings
  6. Great Falls
  7. Libby
  8. Whitefish
  9. Helena
  10. Kalispell

So, what was the best city for singles in Montana? Dillon ranks as the best place for singles in Montana 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 Montana? That would be Malta.

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 Montana or the safest places to live in Montana.

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The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Montana For 2023

Dillon, MT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 3,930
Median Age: 28.4
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 22.4%
More on Dillon: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Missoula, MT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 73,300
Median Age: 33.6
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 22.7%
More on Missoula: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Bozeman, MT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 51,574
Median Age: 28.2
Married households: 8.0%
Households with kids: 19.4%
More on Bozeman: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Laurel, MT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,164
Median Age: 37.0
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 30.8%
More on Laurel: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Billings, MT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 115,689
Median Age: 37.6
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 28.7%
More on Billings: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Great Falls, MT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 60,381
Median Age: 39.0
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 25.1%
More on Great Falls: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Libby, MT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 2,745
Median Age: 50.1
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 18.4%
More on Libby: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Whitefish, MT

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 7,783
Median Age: 40.4
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 23.5%
More on Whitefish: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Helena, MT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 32,060
Median Age: 39.9
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 22.8%
More on Helena: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Kalispell, MT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 24,260
Median Age: 35.3
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 29.3%
More on Kalispell: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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

To give you the places in Montana 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 Treasure 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 Montana, 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 2,000 people. For Montana, that meant a total of 32 cities. You can download the data here.

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

Summary: The Best Cities for Singles in Montana for 2023

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

  1. Malta
  2. Shelby
  3. Colstrip

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Montana

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Dillon, MT 3,930 28.4
2 Missoula, MT 73,300 33.6
3 Bozeman, MT 51,574 28.2
4 Laurel, MT 7,164 37.0
5 Billings, MT 115,689 37.6
6 Great Falls, MT 60,381 39.0
7 Libby, MT 2,745 50.1
8 Whitefish, MT 7,783 40.4
9 Helena, MT 32,060 39.9
10 Kalispell, MT 24,260 35.3
11 Belgrade, MT 10,555 33.5
12 Havre, MT 9,417 32.0
13 Wolf Point, MT 2,638 29.5
14 Livingston, MT 8,110 41.6
15 Polson, MT 5,161 46.6
16 Sidney, MT 6,240 38.4
17 Hamilton, MT 4,632 48.5
18 Glasgow, MT 3,192 38.9
19 Columbia Falls, MT 5,304 38.5
20 Hardin, MT 3,754 32.4
21 Townsend, MT 2,224 53.2
22 Deer Lodge, MT 2,938 55.1
23 Red Lodge, MT 2,032 51.9
24 Lewistown, MT 5,967 46.5
25 Cut Bank, MT 3,049 40.1
26 Conrad, MT 2,758 40.0
27 Columbus, MT 2,069 40.5
28 Three Forks, MT 2,084 41.0
29 Glendive, MT 4,928 41.7
30 Colstrip, MT 2,094 47.6
31 Shelby, MT 3,139 41.9
32 Malta, MT 2,031 49.9

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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 Montana.

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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