The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Rhode Island For 2021

We used science and data to determine which cities in Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island.

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Are you trying to find love in Rhode Island?

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

So, what was the best city for singles in Rhode Island? Newport ranks as the best place for singles in Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island? That would be Ashaway.

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 Rhode Island or the safest places to live in Rhode Island.

For more Rhode Island reading, check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Rhode Island For 2021

Newport, RI

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 24,663
Median Age: 35.4
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 21.9%
More on Newport: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Providence, RI

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 179,494
Median Age: 30.6
Married households: 6.0%
Households with kids: 32.1%
More on Providence: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Woonsocket, RI

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Overall SnackAbility


Population: 41,603
Median Age: 36.3
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 27.8%
More on Woonsocket: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Pawtucket, RI

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Overall SnackAbility


Population: 71,844
Median Age: 37.6
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 30.4%
More on Pawtucket: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Kingston, RI

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 6,513
Median Age: 19.6
Married households: 4.0%
Households with kids: 26.9%
More on Kingston: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Central Falls, RI

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 19,429
Median Age: 30.1
Married households: 6.0%
Households with kids: 46.6%
More on Central Falls: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Harrisville, RI

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 1,460
Median Age: 36.5
Married households: 28.0%
Households with kids: 29.5%
More on Harrisville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

East Providence, RI

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 47,483
Median Age: 41.3
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 25.4%
More on East Providence: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Tiverton, RI

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Overall SnackAbility


Population: 7,804
Median Age: 48.3
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 26.8%
More on Tiverton: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Wakefield-Peacedale, RI

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 9,504
Median Age: 37.4
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 31.7%
More on Wakefield-Peacedale: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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

To give you the places in Rhode Island 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 Ocean 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 Rhode Island, 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 1,000 people. For Rhode Island, that meant a total of 25 cities. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Ashaway
  2. Cumberland Hill
  3. Hope Valley

For more Rhode Island reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Rhode Island

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Newport, RI 24,663 35.4
2 Providence, RI 179,494 30.6
3 Woonsocket, RI 41,603 36.3
4 Pawtucket, RI 71,844 37.6
5 Kingston, RI 6,513 19.6
6 Central Falls, RI 19,429 30.1
7 Harrisville, RI 1,460 36.5
8 East Providence, RI 47,483 41.3
9 Tiverton, RI 7,804 48.3
10 Wakefield-Peacedale, RI 9,504 37.4
11 Melville, RI 1,276 29.9
12 Cranston, RI 81,254 40.0
13 Newport East, RI 11,925 43.9
14 Pascoag, RI 4,594 37.5
15 Valley Falls, RI 11,882 43.6
16 Warwick, RI 80,993 44.7
17 Harmony, RI 1,207 43.5
18 Westerly, RI 17,553 46.3
19 Narragansett Pier, RI 3,594 54.7
20 Bradford, RI 1,303 38.3
21 Greenville, RI 8,695 50.2
22 Chepachet, RI 1,530 45.6
23 Hope Valley, RI 1,823 39.6
24 Cumberland Hill, RI 8,249 43.7
25 Ashaway, RI 1,195 37.8

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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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