The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Oregon For 2021


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

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Are you trying to find love in Oregon?

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

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Oregon For 2021

  1. Corvallis
  2. Beaverton
  3. Portland
  4. Eugene
  5. Hillsboro
  6. Cornelius
  7. Monmouth
  8. Salem
  9. Klamath Falls
  10. Gresham

So, what was the best city for singles in Oregon? Corvallis ranks as the best place for singles in Oregon 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 Oregon? That would be Pendleton.

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 Oregon or the safest places to live in Oregon.

For more Oregon reading, check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Oregon For 2021

Corvallis, OR

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 58,028
Median Age: 27.4
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 20.8%
More on Corvallis: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Beaverton, OR

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 97,861
Median Age: 36.6
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 26.7%
More on Beaverton: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Portland, OR

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 645,291
Median Age: 37.1
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 24.2%
More on Portland: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Eugene, OR

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 168,302
Median Age: 34.7
Married households: 12.0%
Households with kids: 23.2%
More on Eugene: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hillsboro, OR

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 106,543
Median Age: 34.0
Married households: 12.0%
Households with kids: 34.4%
More on Hillsboro: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Cornelius, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,638
Median Age: 32.0
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 46.1%
More on Cornelius: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Monmouth, OR

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,282
Median Age: 23.6
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 31.3%
More on Monmouth: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Salem, OR

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 169,259
Median Age: 35.9
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 31.8%
More on Salem: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Klamath Falls, OR

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 21,335
Median Age: 36.0
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 25.8%
More on Klamath Falls: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Gresham, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 110,494
Median Age: 36.7
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 34.5%
More on Gresham: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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

To give you the places in Oregon 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 Beaver 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 Oregon, 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 Oregon, that meant a total of 49 cities. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Pendleton
  2. Silverton
  3. Prineville

For more Oregon reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Oregon

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Corvallis, OR 58,028 27.4
2 Beaverton, OR 97,861 36.6
3 Portland, OR 645,291 37.1
4 Eugene, OR 168,302 34.7
5 Hillsboro, OR 106,543 34.0
6 Cornelius, OR 12,638 32.0
7 Monmouth, OR 10,282 23.6
8 Salem, OR 169,259 35.9
9 Klamath Falls, OR 21,335 36.0
10 Gresham, OR 110,494 36.7
11 Springfield, OR 62,077 36.1
12 Forest Grove, OR 24,457 33.2
13 Tigard, OR 53,312 37.6
14 Newberg, OR 23,396 33.4
15 Woodburn, OR 25,738 33.9
16 Mcminnville, OR 34,010 37.3
17 Roseburg, OR 23,083 41.6
18 Milwaukie, OR 21,009 39.8
19 Ontario, OR 10,966 34.4
20 Hermiston, OR 17,423 31.0
21 Grants Pass, OR 37,545 39.9
22 Ashland, OR 21,056 44.8
23 Newport, OR 10,559 46.3
24 Keizer, OR 38,980 37.4
25 St. Helens, OR 13,559 36.2
26 Medford, OR 81,145 37.4
27 Albany, OR 53,521 37.0
28 Lake Oswego, OR 39,127 46.9
29 Wilsonville, OR 24,073 36.6
30 Cottage Grove, OR 10,182 39.4
31 Bend, OR 93,917 38.9
32 La Grande, OR 13,310 33.2
33 Sherwood, OR 19,625 36.3
34 Tualatin, OR 27,527 38.0
35 The Dalles, OR 15,448 39.6
36 Coos Bay, OR 16,229 41.3
37 Gladstone, OR 12,170 38.5
38 Sandy, OR 11,070 36.2
39 West Linn, OR 26,656 42.7
40 Central Point, OR 18,376 39.0
41 Troutdale, OR 16,466 34.9
42 Dallas, OR 16,168 40.5
43 Redmond, OR 30,167 37.0
44 Canby, OR 17,695 38.4
45 Lebanon, OR 16,870 37.2
46 Happy Valley, OR 20,971 39.2
47 Prineville, OR 10,035 41.7
48 Silverton, OR 10,242 39.3
49 Pendleton, OR 16,733 36.4

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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.

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