The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Tennessee For 2021

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

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Are you trying to find love in Tennessee?

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

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Tennessee For 2021

  1. Knoxville
  2. Murfreesboro
  3. Clarksville
  4. Cookeville
  5. Martin
  6. Memphis
  7. East Ridge
  8. Collegedale
  9. La Vergne
  10. Spring Hill

So, what was the best city for singles in Tennessee? Knoxville ranks as the best place for singles in Tennessee 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 Tennessee? That would be Dyersburg.

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 Tennessee or the safest places to live in Tennessee.

For more Tennessee reading, check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Tennessee For 2021

Knoxville, TN

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Population: 186,173
Median Age: 32.7
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 23.8%
More on Knoxville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Murfreesboro, TN

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Population: 136,366
Median Age: 30.4
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 33.4%
More on Murfreesboro: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Clarksville, TN

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Population: 152,934
Median Age: 29.6
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 41.2%
More on Clarksville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Cookeville, TN

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Population: 33,454
Median Age: 29.5
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 26.2%
More on Cookeville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Martin, TN

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Population: 10,635
Median Age: 23.9
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 25.4%
More on Martin: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Memphis, TN

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Population: 651,932
Median Age: 34.0
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 29.1%
More on Memphis: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

East Ridge, TN

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Population: 21,168
Median Age: 40.2
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 23.6%
More on East Ridge: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Collegedale, TN

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Population: 11,275
Median Age: 34.2
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 25.3%
More on Collegedale: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

La Vergne, TN

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Population: 35,411
Median Age: 31.1
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 49.3%
More on La Vergne: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Spring Hill, TN

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Population: 39,711
Median Age: 33.8
Married households: 11.0%
Households with kids: 48.9%
More on Spring Hill: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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

To give you the places in Tennessee 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 Volunteer 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 Tennessee, 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 Tennessee, that meant a total of 53 cities. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Dyersburg
  2. Tullahoma
  3. Arlington

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Tennessee

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Knoxville, TN 186,173 32.7
2 Murfreesboro, TN 136,366 30.4
3 Clarksville, TN 152,934 29.6
4 Cookeville, TN 33,454 29.5
5 Martin, TN 10,635 23.9
6 Memphis, TN 651,932 34.0
7 East Ridge, TN 21,168 40.2
8 Collegedale, TN 11,275 34.2
9 La Vergne, TN 35,411 31.1
10 Spring Hill, TN 39,711 33.8
11 Cleveland, TN 44,595 35.3
12 Red Bank, TN 11,745 37.7
13 Smyrna, TN 49,552 35.2
14 Chattanooga, TN 179,690 37.5
15 Mount Juliet, TN 34,377 36.3
16 Gallatin, TN 38,156 39.1
17 Morristown, TN 29,782 37.8
18 Franklin, TN 77,939 38.4
19 Crossville, TN 11,545 39.9
20 Springfield, TN 17,092 34.5
21 Shelbyville, TN 21,591 33.0
22 Sevierville, TN 16,743 39.4
23 Athens, TN 13,851 38.1
24 Farragut, TN 22,631 47.9
25 Bristol, TN 26,852 42.4
26 Bartlett, TN 59,102 41.8
27 Columbia, TN 38,380 36.5
28 Oak Ridge, TN 29,037 41.3
29 Brentwood, TN 42,407 41.7
30 Maryville, TN 28,974 38.6
31 Goodlettsville, TN 16,870 40.4
32 Lebanon, TN 33,159 36.4
33 Elizabethton, TN 13,577 42.1
34 Hendersonville, TN 57,083 40.3
35 Jackson, TN 66,870 35.9
36 Germantown, TN 39,193 44.8
37 Mcminnville, TN 13,695 39.3
38 Portland, TN 12,729 34.0
39 Millington, TN 10,645 40.7
40 Dickson, TN 15,447 38.7
41 Collierville, TN 50,086 40.2
42 Paris, TN 10,043 41.3
43 Greeneville, TN 14,942 42.3
44 Manchester, TN 10,721 35.2
45 Lewisburg, TN 11,910 35.3
46 Lawrenceburg, TN 10,877 39.8
47 Kingsport, TN 53,376 44.5
48 Soddy-Daisy, TN 13,398 44.2
49 Lakeland, TN 12,606 38.0
50 White House, TN 11,843 36.5
51 Arlington, TN 11,697 33.8
52 Tullahoma, TN 19,852 39.3
53 Dyersburg, TN 16,476 39.8

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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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