The 10 Best Cities For Singles In New Jersey For 2021


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

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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 2021

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

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.

For more New Jersey reading, check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In New Jersey For 2021

Hoboken, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 53,193
Median Age: 31.7
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 19.5%
More on Hoboken: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

West New York, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 52,662
Median Age: 36.2
Married households: 3.0%
Households with kids: 31.4%
More on West New York: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Guttenberg, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 11,317
Median Age: 36.8
Married households: 5.0%
Households with kids: 28.8%
More on Guttenberg: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Harrison, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 17,213
Median Age: 33.3
Married households: 7.0%
Households with kids: 32.8%
More on Harrison: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Passaic, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 70,019
Median Age: 30.1
Married households: 6.0%
Households with kids: 46.4%
More on Passaic: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Asbury Park, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 15,597
Median Age: 36.8
Married households: 11.0%
Households with kids: 21.4%
More on Asbury Park: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Red Bank, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 12,072
Median Age: 35.6
Married households: 12.0%
Households with kids: 23.7%
More on Red Bank: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Edgewater, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 12,403
Median Age: 36.7
Married households: 5.0%
Households with kids: 27.1%
More on Edgewater: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Palisades Park, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 20,604
Median Age: 39.5
Married households: 5.0%
Households with kids: 27.9%
More on Palisades Park: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 14,258
Median Age: 37.6
Married households: 4.0%
Households with kids: 28.5%
More on Fairview: Homes For Sale | Data

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 2015-2019 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.

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

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. Hillsdale
  3. Ringwood

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In New Jersey

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Hoboken, NJ 53,193 31.7
2 West New York, NJ 52,662 36.2
3 Guttenberg, NJ 11,317 36.8
4 Harrison, NJ 17,213 33.3
5 Passaic, NJ 70,019 30.1
6 Asbury Park, NJ 15,597 36.8
7 Red Bank, NJ 12,072 35.6
8 Edgewater, NJ 12,403 36.7
9 Palisades Park, NJ 20,604 39.5
10 Fairview, NJ 14,258 37.6
11 Trenton, NJ 83,412 34.0
12 Newark, NJ 281,054 34.4
13 Plainfield, NJ 50,362 34.6
14 Hackensack, NJ 44,339 38.1
15 Elizabeth, NJ 128,333 34.5
16 Long Branch, NJ 30,516 36.9
17 Paterson, NJ 145,710 33.5
18 Perth Amboy, NJ 51,678 33.3
19 North Plainfield, NJ 21,501 36.6
20 Wallington, NJ 11,540 39.8
21 Glassboro, NJ 19,826 28.2
22 Rahway, NJ 29,543 39.0
23 East Orange, NJ 64,374 35.1
24 Somerville, NJ 12,085 35.0
25 New Brunswick, NJ 55,960 23.6
26 Roselle Park, NJ 13,581 37.3
27 Garfield, NJ 31,645 36.6
28 Fort Lee, NJ 37,430 46.6
29 Highland Park, NJ 13,883 35.3
30 Little Ferry, NJ 10,782 39.9
31 Bayonne, NJ 65,091 38.0
32 Cliffside Park, NJ 25,126 43.0
33 North Arlington, NJ 15,677 41.7
34 Ridgefield Park, NJ 12,922 37.7
35 Lodi, NJ 24,430 37.3
36 Bellmawr, NJ 11,398 41.7
37 Dover, NJ 17,977 37.5
38 Camden, NJ 74,002 30.8
39 Bound Brook, NJ 10,288 34.1
40 Freehold, NJ 11,797 35.9
41 South River, NJ 16,001 37.4
42 Clifton, NJ 85,204 39.5
43 New Milford, NJ 16,545 40.9
44 Phillipsburg, NJ 14,344 39.0
45 Lindenwold, NJ 17,320 35.2
46 Ridgefield, NJ 11,227 40.6
47 Kearny, NJ 41,412 38.0
48 Hawthorne, NJ 18,784 40.5
49 Collingswood, NJ 13,912 41.1
50 Roselle, NJ 21,637 39.0
51 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 12,082 43.4
52 Carteret, NJ 23,589 37.1
53 Bergenfield, NJ 27,373 39.6
54 Englewood, NJ 28,353 43.5
55 Pompton Lakes, NJ 11,029 40.4
56 Dumont, NJ 17,624 44.4
57 Pleasantville, NJ 20,301 35.1
58 Sayreville, NJ 44,292 39.2
59 Bridgeton, NJ 24,540 30.6
60 Tenafly, NJ 14,632 42.5
61 Fair Lawn, NJ 33,017 43.3
62 Hopatcong, NJ 14,281 42.0
63 Linden, NJ 42,222 39.6
64 Point Pleasant, NJ 18,598 42.3
65 Rutherford, NJ 18,398 40.0
66 Elmwood Park, NJ 20,059 38.6
67 Middlesex, NJ 13,662 40.7
68 New Providence, NJ 13,049 40.0
69 Secaucus, NJ 20,125 40.6
70 Manville, NJ 10,230 37.3
71 Woodland Park, NJ 12,547 40.1
72 Florham Park, NJ 11,623 40.2
73 Beachwood, NJ 11,226 35.8
74 Wanaque, NJ 11,709 46.4
75 River Edge, NJ 11,500 39.2
76 Totowa, NJ 10,828 44.3
77 South Plainfield, NJ 23,956 40.4
78 Glen Rock, NJ 11,780 40.6
79 Pine Hill, NJ 10,442 38.1
80 Paramus, NJ 26,503 47.5
81 Madison, NJ 16,377 40.4
82 Franklin Lakes, NJ 10,946 48.3
83 Westwood, NJ 11,115 41.8
84 Haddonfield, NJ 11,345 41.9
85 Vineland, NJ 60,034 38.1
86 Metuchen, NJ 14,048 41.0
87 Ridgewood, NJ 25,179 41.2
88 Millville, NJ 27,721 40.5
89 Somers Point, NJ 10,321 42.4
90 Hammonton, NJ 14,139 42.0
91 Ramsey, NJ 14,940 46.1
92 Summit, NJ 21,913 40.1
93 Westfield, NJ 29,877 42.2
94 Tinton Falls, NJ 17,632 48.1
95 Lincoln Park, NJ 10,262 45.1
96 Kinnelon, NJ 10,054 44.5
97 Ringwood, NJ 12,251 42.8
98 Hillsdale, NJ 10,346 43.5
99 Oakland, NJ 12,972 43.5

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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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