The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Ohio For 2021


We used science and data to determine which cities in Ohio have the best set up for singles: no kids, no old people, and a lot to do.

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

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Are you trying to find love in Ohio?

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

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Ohio For 2021

  1. Norwood
  2. Lakewood
  3. Athens
  4. Cincinnati
  5. Columbus
  6. Kent
  7. University Heights
  8. Oxford
  9. Dayton
  10. Cleveland

So, what was the best city for singles in Ohio? Norwood ranks as the best place for singles in Ohio 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 Ohio? That would be Norton.

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 Ohio or the safest places to live in Ohio.

For more Ohio reading, check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Ohio For 2021

Norwood, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 19,883
Median Age: 31.8
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 22.1%
More on Norwood: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Lakewood, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 50,259
Median Age: 34.7
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 19.3%
More on Lakewood: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Athens, OH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 24,984
Median Age: 21.4
Married households: 6.0%
Households with kids: 15.4%
More on Athens: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Cincinnati, OH

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 301,394
Median Age: 32.2
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 24.4%
More on Cincinnati: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Columbus, OH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 878,553
Median Age: 32.2
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 28.3%
More on Columbus: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Kent, OH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 29,811
Median Age: 23.8
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 26.4%
More on Kent: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

University Heights, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 13,025
Median Age: 29.1
Married households: 24.0%
Households with kids: 29.4%
More on University Heights: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Oxford, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 22,700
Median Age: 21.2
Married households: 7.0%
Households with kids: 14.5%
More on Oxford: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Dayton, OH

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 140,569
Median Age: 33.0
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 26.8%
More on Dayton: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Cleveland, OH

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 385,282
Median Age: 36.3
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 25.9%
More on Cleveland: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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

To give you the places in Ohio 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 Buckeye 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 Ohio, 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 Ohio, that meant a total of 174 cities. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Norton
  2. Twinsburg
  3. Broadview Heights

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Ohio

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Norwood, OH 19,883 31.8
2 Lakewood, OH 50,259 34.7
3 Athens, OH 24,984 21.4
4 Cincinnati, OH 301,394 32.2
5 Columbus, OH 878,553 32.2
6 Kent, OH 29,811 23.8
7 University Heights, OH 13,025 29.1
8 Oxford, OH 22,700 21.2
9 Dayton, OH 140,569 33.0
10 Cleveland, OH 385,282 36.3
11 Bowling Green, OH 31,526 22.7
12 Whitehall, OH 18,915 31.6
13 Cleveland Heights, OH 44,571 35.2
14 Brooklyn, OH 10,773 40.0
15 Fairborn, OH 33,462 32.9
16 Forest Park, OH 18,657 32.7
17 Akron, OH 198,051 36.9
18 Canton, OH 71,243 35.5
19 Riverside, OH 25,093 35.6
20 Warren, OH 39,307 39.1
21 Toledo, OH 276,614 35.1
22 Youngstown, OH 64,783 39.3
23 Berea, OH 18,788 37.4
24 Painesville, OH 19,845 31.0
25 Reading, OH 10,353 38.7
26 Sandusky, OH 24,829 38.0
27 Maple Heights, OH 22,383 37.6
28 Reynoldsburg, OH 38,129 37.0
29 Fairview Park, OH 16,303 40.5
30 East Cleveland, OH 17,200 43.0
31 Tiffin, OH 17,577 37.2
32 Alliance, OH 21,842 35.3
33 Wickliffe, OH 12,743 45.0
34 Lima, OH 37,117 33.4
35 Warrensville Heights, OH 13,203 35.0
36 Mayfield Heights, OH 18,669 40.5
37 South Euclid, OH 21,572 38.7
38 Marietta, OH 13,588 37.4
39 Parma, OH 79,091 42.0
40 Hamilton, OH 62,182 36.6
41 Euclid, OH 47,159 41.2
42 Kettering, OH 55,390 39.3
43 Ironton, OH 10,599 44.5
44 Parma Heights, OH 20,045 42.7
45 Lorain, OH 63,801 37.0
46 North Olmsted, OH 31,710 44.4
47 Willowick, OH 14,133 40.2
48 Wooster, OH 26,673 37.9
49 Findlay, OH 41,335 37.4
50 Ashland, OH 20,390 35.9
51 Elyria, OH 53,821 39.2
52 Fostoria, OH 13,316 36.8
53 Springdale, OH 11,217 41.2
54 Springfield, OH 59,132 35.8
55 Middleburg Heights, OH 15,573 46.6
56 Richmond Heights, OH 10,406 47.0
57 West Carrollton, OH 12,913 36.6
58 Ashtabula, OH 18,171 38.3
59 Piqua, OH 21,028 38.4
60 Bedford, OH 12,631 40.7
61 Troy, OH 25,961 37.9
62 Eastlake, OH 18,156 42.6
63 Beavercreek, OH 46,942 42.1
64 Steubenville, OH 17,988 40.0
65 Bedford Heights, OH 10,565 46.9
66 Ravenna, OH 11,485 40.2
67 Mansfield, OH 46,576 38.3
68 Wilmington, OH 12,392 34.9
69 North Canton, OH 17,277 41.0
70 Xenia, OH 26,534 38.8
71 Garfield Heights, OH 27,814 39.3
72 Portsmouth, OH 20,311 36.1
73 Lancaster, OH 40,159 39.5
74 Fremont, OH 16,073 37.8
75 Brook Park, OH 18,617 43.9
76 Zanesville, OH 25,200 36.2
77 Seven Hills, OH 11,638 52.0
78 Bexley, OH 13,786 34.6
79 Loveland, OH 13,485 39.1
80 Marion, OH 36,188 37.1
81 Barberton, OH 26,098 41.0
82 Bucyrus, OH 11,853 42.6
83 Massillon, OH 32,415 40.8
84 Fairfield, OH 42,634 37.7
85 Newark, OH 49,470 37.4
86 Cambridge, OH 10,360 34.9
87 Sharonville, OH 14,133 39.9
88 Shaker Heights, OH 27,387 40.0
89 East Liverpool, OH 10,692 36.1
90 New Philadelphia, OH 17,446 38.4
91 Westlake, OH 32,275 46.9
92 Circleville, OH 13,928 40.1
93 Perrysburg, OH 21,482 37.4
94 Medina, OH 26,095 38.0
95 Middletown, OH 48,621 37.4
96 Sylvania, OH 19,143 43.1
97 Cuyahoga Falls, OH 49,192 39.6
98 Defiance, OH 16,990 37.4
99 Niles, OH 18,468 44.6
100 Franklin, OH 11,705 39.2

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