The 10 Best Cities For Singles In New Jersey For 2022


We used science and data to determine which cities in New Jersey 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 New Jersey?

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

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In New Jersey For 2022

  1. Hoboken
  2. Edgewater
  3. West New York
  4. Harrison
  5. Guttenberg
  6. Palisades Park
  7. New Brunswick
  8. Newark
  9. Fairview
  10. Passaic

So, what was the best city for singles in New Jersey? Hoboken ranks as the best place for singles in New Jersey 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 Jersey? That would be Oakland.

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 Jersey or the safest places to live in New Jersey.

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The 10 Best Cities For Singles In New Jersey For 2022

Hoboken, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 53,283
Median Age: 32.0
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 19.1%
More on Hoboken: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Edgewater, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 12,890
Median Age: 35.8
Married households: 5.0%
Households with kids: 24.1%
More on Edgewater: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

West New York, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 52,778
Median Age: 35.8
Married households: 3.0%
Households with kids: 33.7%
More on West New York: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Harrison, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 18,313
Median Age: 33.9
Married households: 8.0%
Households with kids: 30.3%
More on Harrison: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Guttenberg, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 11,284
Median Age: 37.4
Married households: 6.0%
Households with kids: 28.7%
More on Guttenberg: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Palisades Park, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 20,693
Median Age: 38.5
Married households: 5.0%
Households with kids: 24.4%
More on Palisades Park: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

New Brunswick, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 55,992
Median Age: 23.5
Married households: 5.0%
Households with kids: 37.6%
More on New Brunswick: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Newark, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 281,917
Median Age: 34.5
Married households: 6.0%
Households with kids: 33.6%
More on Newark: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 14,218
Median Age: 39.3
Married households: 3.0%
Households with kids: 23.1%
More on Fairview: Homes For Sale | Data

Passaic, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 69,789
Median Age: 29.6
Married households: 5.0%
Households with kids: 49.3%
More on Passaic: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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

To give you the places in New Jersey 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 Garden 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 New Jersey, 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 New Jersey, that meant a total of 99 cities. You can download the data here.

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

Summary: The Best Cities for Singles in New Jersey for 2022

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

  1. Oakland
  2. Totowa
  3. Hillsdale

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In New Jersey

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Hoboken, NJ 53,283 32.0
2 Edgewater, NJ 12,890 35.8
3 West New York, NJ 52,778 35.8
4 Harrison, NJ 18,313 33.9
5 Guttenberg, NJ 11,284 37.4
6 Palisades Park, NJ 20,693 38.5
7 New Brunswick, NJ 55,992 23.5
8 Newark, NJ 281,917 34.5
9 Fairview, NJ 14,218 39.3
10 Passaic, NJ 69,789 29.6
11 Asbury Park, NJ 15,536 36.5
12 Perth Amboy, NJ 51,589 34.8
13 Wallington, NJ 11,553 40.0
14 Paterson, NJ 145,484 33.4
15 Roselle Park, NJ 13,574 37.7
16 Trenton, NJ 83,387 35.0
17 Elizabeth, NJ 128,484 34.9
18 Fort Lee, NJ 37,843 46.5
19 East Orange, NJ 64,650 35.2
20 Ridgefield Park, NJ 12,928 36.3
21 Hackensack, NJ 44,266 39.2
22 Red Bank, NJ 12,039 37.3
23 Highland Park, NJ 13,803 35.7
24 Garfield, NJ 31,722 37.9
25 Rahway, NJ 29,691 38.2
26 Glassboro, NJ 20,069 28.8
27 North Plainfield, NJ 21,445 37.3
28 Long Branch, NJ 30,424 37.2
29 Plainfield, NJ 50,252 34.2
30 Little Ferry, NJ 10,761 43.2
31 Bayonne, NJ 65,112 38.3
32 Dover, NJ 17,866 38.9
33 Cliffside Park, NJ 25,410 42.1
34 North Arlington, NJ 15,681 41.2
35 Bergenfield, NJ 27,375 38.8
36 Bound Brook, NJ 10,254 33.9
37 Camden, NJ 73,742 32.2
38 Somerville, NJ 12,139 35.9
39 Dumont, NJ 17,598 46.4
40 Freehold, NJ 11,755 36.2
41 South River, NJ 15,874 38.2
42 Lindenwold, NJ 17,288 37.3
43 Carteret, NJ 23,501 38.0
44 Collingswood, NJ 13,882 40.4
45 Rutherford, NJ 18,376 39.8
46 Sayreville, NJ 44,243 39.0
47 Roselle, NJ 21,699 38.6
48 New Milford, NJ 16,477 39.7
49 Clifton, NJ 85,201 39.5
50 Hawthorne, NJ 18,762 41.2
51 Lodi, NJ 24,389 39.4
52 Florham Park, NJ 11,719 39.2
53 Pine Hill, NJ 10,418 35.8
54 Kearny, NJ 41,190 37.6
55 Bellmawr, NJ 11,375 40.0
56 Phillipsburg, NJ 14,303 39.9
57 Glen Rock, NJ 11,747 38.9
58 Englewood, NJ 28,390 43.1
59 Secaucus, NJ 20,667 39.7
60 Ridgefield, NJ 11,209 42.1
61 River Edge, NJ 11,510 39.2
62 Woodland Park, NJ 12,608 41.8
63 Pleasantville, NJ 20,226 34.3
64 Elmwood Park, NJ 20,019 38.8
65 Bridgeton, NJ 24,264 30.2
66 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 12,026 44.2
67 Hopatcong, NJ 14,228 41.5
68 Wanaque, NJ 11,719 46.4
69 Paramus, NJ 26,403 48.5
70 Tenafly, NJ 14,550 42.1
71 Pompton Lakes, NJ 10,998 41.2
72 Linden, NJ 42,332 40.5
73 Westwood, NJ 11,096 42.4
74 Beachwood, NJ 11,274 39.9
75 Ringwood, NJ 12,229 41.2
76 Haddonfield, NJ 11,342 40.7
77 Madison, NJ 16,647 39.9
78 South Plainfield, NJ 23,961 40.7
79 Point Pleasant, NJ 18,686 42.4
80 Manville, NJ 10,193 41.4
81 Somers Point, NJ 10,250 43.9
82 Fair Lawn, NJ 32,986 41.5
83 Vineland, NJ 59,405 37.8
84 Ridgewood, NJ 25,110 42.1
85 Ramsey, NJ 14,915 42.7
86 Lincoln Park, NJ 10,220 48.0
87 Summit, NJ 21,913 40.2
88 Westfield, NJ 29,690 40.8
89 Waldwick, NJ 10,051 39.0
90 Metuchen, NJ 14,289 39.3
91 Hammonton, NJ 14,046 42.7
92 Tinton Falls, NJ 17,584 47.6
93 Middlesex, NJ 13,606 41.4
94 Millville, NJ 27,485 44.1
95 Franklin Lakes, NJ 11,044 46.9
96 New Providence, NJ 13,382 42.1
97 Hillsdale, NJ 10,317 42.4
98 Totowa, NJ 10,810 42.8
99 Oakland, NJ 12,953 42.2

How Is The Area In ?

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

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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