The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Nevada For 2021

We used science and data to determine which cities in Nevada 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 Nevada.

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Are you trying to find love in Nevada?

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

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Nevada For 2021

  1. Las Vegas
  2. Fallon
  3. Reno
  4. Sparks
  5. Henderson
  6. North Las Vegas
  7. Mesquite
  8. West Wendover
  9. Lovelock
  10. Fernley

So, what was the best city for singles in Nevada? Las Vegas ranks as the best place for singles in Nevada 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 Nevada? That would be Carlin.

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 Nevada or the safest places to live in Nevada.

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The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Nevada For 2021

Las Vegas, NV

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 634,773
Median Age: 37.8
Married households: 3.0%
Households with kids: 30.9%
More on Las Vegas: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Fallon, NV

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 8,430
Median Age: 34.4
Married households: 8.0%
Households with kids: 27.3%
More on Fallon: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Reno, NV

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 246,500
Median Age: 35.8
Married households: 6.0%
Households with kids: 27.7%
More on Reno: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Sparks, NV

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 100,589
Median Age: 38.3
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 33.1%
More on Sparks: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Henderson, NV

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 300,116
Median Age: 42.2
Married households: 4.0%
Households with kids: 27.9%
More on Henderson: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

North Las Vegas, NV

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Overall SnackAbility


Population: 241,369
Median Age: 32.8
Married households: 4.0%
Households with kids: 41.6%
More on North Las Vegas: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Mesquite, NV

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 18,446
Median Age: 60.2
Married households: 1.0%
Households with kids: 16.8%
More on Mesquite: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

West Wendover, NV

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 4,285
Median Age: 32.0
Married households: 4.0%
Households with kids: 54.7%
More on West Wendover: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Lovelock, NV

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 1,959
Median Age: 39.8
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 36.6%
More on Lovelock: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Fernley, NV

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 20,068
Median Age: 38.4
Married households: 8.0%
Households with kids: 35.1%
More on Fernley: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

How do you determine which city is best for singles in Nevada anyways?

To give you the places in Nevada 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 Silver 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 Nevada, 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 1,000 people. For Nevada, that meant a total of 16 cities. You can download the data here.

Read on to see why Las Vegas is the talk of the town while Carlin is probably a bit on the boring side.

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

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

  1. Carlin
  2. Wells
  3. Yerington

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Nevada

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Las Vegas, NV 634,773 37.8
2 Fallon, NV 8,430 34.4
3 Reno, NV 246,500 35.8
4 Sparks, NV 100,589 38.3
5 Henderson, NV 300,116 42.2
6 North Las Vegas, NV 241,369 32.8
7 Mesquite, NV 18,446 60.2
8 West Wendover, NV 4,285 32.0
9 Lovelock, NV 1,959 39.8
10 Fernley, NV 20,068 38.4
11 Elko, NV 20,304 32.6
12 Winnemucca, NV 7,762 33.7
13 Ely, NV 4,035 39.0
14 Yerington, NV 3,137 41.7
15 Wells, NV 1,022 50.5
16 Carlin, NV 2,025 44.1

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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.