The 10 Best Cities For Singles In New Hampshire For 2021


We used science and data to determine which cities in New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire.

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Are you trying to find love in New Hampshire?

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

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In New Hampshire For 2021

  1. Manchester
  2. Portsmouth
  3. Nashua
  4. Lebanon
  5. Dover
  6. Keene
  7. Laconia
  8. Concord
  9. Somersworth
  10. Rochester

So, what was the best city for singles in New Hampshire? Manchester ranks as the best place for singles in New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire? That would be Berlin.

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 New Hampshire or the safest places to live in New Hampshire.

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The 10 Best Cities For Singles In New Hampshire For 2021

Manchester, NH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 112,109
Median Age: 36.0
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 26.4%
More on Manchester: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Portsmouth, NH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 21,775
Median Age: 39.8
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 20.1%
More on Portsmouth: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Nashua, NH

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 88,815
Median Age: 39.6
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 26.4%
More on Nashua: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Lebanon, NH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 13,623
Median Age: 38.7
Married households: 12.0%
Households with kids: 20.7%
More on Lebanon: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Dover, NH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 31,577
Median Age: 36.1
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 25.0%
More on Dover: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Keene, NH

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 22,953
Median Age: 36.4
Married households: 11.0%
Households with kids: 22.3%
More on Keene: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Laconia, NH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 16,476
Median Age: 46.4
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 22.8%
More on Laconia: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Concord, NH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 43,244
Median Age: 40.2
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 26.9%
More on Concord: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Somersworth, NH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 11,925
Median Age: 36.9
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 31.5%
More on Somersworth: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Rochester, NH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 30,955
Median Age: 41.8
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 27.1%
More on Rochester: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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

To give you the places in New Hampshire 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 Granite 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 New Hampshire, 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 8,000 people. For New Hampshire, that meant a total of 13 cities. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Berlin
  2. Franklin
  3. Claremont

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In New Hampshire

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Manchester, NH 112,109 36.0
2 Portsmouth, NH 21,775 39.8
3 Nashua, NH 88,815 39.6
4 Lebanon, NH 13,623 38.7
5 Dover, NH 31,577 36.1
6 Keene, NH 22,953 36.4
7 Laconia, NH 16,476 46.4
8 Concord, NH 43,244 40.2
9 Somersworth, NH 11,925 36.9
10 Rochester, NH 30,955 41.8
11 Claremont, NH 12,977 41.7
12 Franklin, NH 8,623 48.1
13 Berlin, NH 10,221 42.3

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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.

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