The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Pennsylvania For 2021


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

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Are you trying to find love in Pennsylvania?

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

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Pennsylvania For 2021

  1. West Chester
  2. Indiana
  3. State College
  4. Pittsburgh
  5. Reading
  6. Lancaster
  7. York
  8. Washington
  9. Chester
  10. Easton

So, what was the best city for singles in Pennsylvania? West Chester ranks as the best place for singles in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania? That would be Jefferson Hills.

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 Pennsylvania or the safest places to live in Pennsylvania.

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The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Pennsylvania For 2021

West Chester, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 20,034
Median Age: 24.9
Married households: 11.0%
Households with kids: 15.4%
More on West Chester: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Indiana, PA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 13,346
Median Age: 21.6
Married households: 12.0%
Households with kids: 18.1%
More on Indiana: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

State College, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 42,275
Median Age: 21.6
Married households: 6.0%
Households with kids: 11.7%
More on State College: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Pittsburgh, PA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 302,205
Median Age: 32.9
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 18.2%
More on Pittsburgh: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Reading, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 88,232
Median Age: 30.0
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 40.3%
More on Reading: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Lancaster, PA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 59,433
Median Age: 32.0
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 30.8%
More on Lancaster: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

York, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 44,022
Median Age: 31.6
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 34.9%
More on York: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Washington, PA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 13,532
Median Age: 36.5
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 20.7%
More on Washington: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Chester, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 33,982
Median Age: 31.3
Married households: 11.0%
Households with kids: 34.4%
More on Chester: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Easton, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 27,122
Median Age: 34.8
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 31.8%
More on Easton: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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

To give you the places in Pennsylvania 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 Keystone 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 Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvania, that meant a total of 61 cities. You can download the data here.

Read on to see why West Chester is the talk of the town while Jefferson Hills is probably a bit on the boring side.

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

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

  1. Jefferson Hills
  2. Franklin Park
  3. Plum

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Pennsylvania

Rank City Population Median Age
1 West Chester, PA 20,034 24.9
2 Indiana, PA 13,346 21.6
3 State College, PA 42,275 21.6
4 Pittsburgh, PA 302,205 32.9
5 Reading, PA 88,232 30.0
6 Lancaster, PA 59,433 32.0
7 York, PA 44,022 31.6
8 Washington, PA 13,532 36.5
9 Chester, PA 33,982 31.3
10 Easton, PA 27,122 34.8
11 Allentown, PA 120,915 31.6
12 Philadelphia, PA 1,579,075 34.4
13 East Stroudsburg, PA 10,333 35.7
14 Harrisburg, PA 49,209 31.0
15 Wilkes-Barre, PA 40,867 34.5
16 Erie, PA 97,263 34.9
17 Phoenixville, PA 16,895 35.1
18 Bethlehem, PA 75,461 35.5
19 Wilkinsburg, PA 15,485 39.4
20 Lebanon, PA 25,793 34.5
21 Coatesville, PA 13,136 29.8
22 Kingston, PA 12,873 41.2
23 Bloomsburg, PA 14,085 22.7
24 Darby, PA 10,695 32.7
25 Lansdowne, PA 10,638 41.4
26 Scranton, PA 77,054 37.2
27 Williamsport, PA 28,562 32.6
28 Berwick, PA 10,073 44.0
29 Carlisle, PA 19,153 33.4
30 Lansdale, PA 16,675 38.0
31 Hazleton, PA 24,857 35.8
32 Ephrata, PA 13,810 37.6
33 Yeadon, PA 11,485 38.8
34 Butler, PA 13,092 38.4
35 Nanticoke, PA 10,304 42.9
36 Emmaus, PA 11,391 42.4
37 Columbia, PA 10,382 37.6
38 New Kensington, PA 12,468 46.8
39 Johnstown, PA 19,569 42.1
40 Altoona, PA 43,987 38.3
41 Sharon, PA 13,227 39.7
42 Greensburg, PA 14,290 38.8
43 Munhall, PA 11,121 46.5
44 Chambersburg, PA 20,832 37.6
45 Hanover, PA 15,609 40.1
46 Meadville, PA 12,864 37.9
47 Mckeesport, PA 19,225 44.9
48 Baldwin, PA 19,752 41.2
49 New Castle, PA 21,991 41.2
50 Whitehall, PA 13,517 45.4
51 Waynesboro, PA 10,860 36.6
52 Dunmore, PA 13,111 42.9
53 West Mifflin, PA 19,834 46.1
54 Wyomissing, PA 10,473 46.4
55 Pottsville, PA 13,648 42.2
56 St. Marys, PA 12,429 47.6
57 Hermitage, PA 15,693 49.1
58 Lower Burrell, PA 11,229 48.5
59 Plum, PA 27,195 45.3
60 Franklin Park, PA 14,589 42.5
61 Jefferson Hills, PA 11,200 44.7

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