The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Texas For 2021


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

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Are you trying to find love in Texas?

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

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Texas For 2021

  1. Addison
  2. Houston
  3. Dallas
  4. Irving
  5. College Station
  6. Austin
  7. Webster
  8. San Marcos
  9. The Colony
  10. Pasadena

So, what was the best city for singles in Texas? Addison ranks as the best place for singles in Texas 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 Texas? That would be Red Oak.

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 Texas or the safest places to live in Texas.

For more Texas reading, check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Texas For 2021

Addison, TX

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 15,302
Median Age: 32.2
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 16.9%
More on Addison: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Houston, TX

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 2,310,432
Median Age: 33.0
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 33.0%
More on Houston: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Dallas, TX

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,330,612
Median Age: 32.7
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 30.6%
More on Dallas: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Irving, TX

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 239,783
Median Age: 32.0
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 38.5%
More on Irving: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

College Station, TX

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 113,686
Median Age: 23.0
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 24.6%
More on College Station: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Austin, TX

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 950,807
Median Age: 33.3
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 27.0%
More on Austin: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Webster, TX

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 11,222
Median Age: 30.5
Married households: 12.0%
Households with kids: 26.0%
More on Webster: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

San Marcos, TX

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 63,220
Median Age: 24.2
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 18.9%
More on San Marcos: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

The Colony, TX

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 43,005
Median Age: 34.9
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 32.9%
More on The Colony: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Pasadena, TX

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 153,350
Median Age: 31.6
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 43.9%
More on Pasadena: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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

To give you the places in Texas 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 Lone Star 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 Texas, 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 Texas, that meant a total of 224 cities. You can download the data here.

Read on to see why Addison is the talk of the town while Red Oak is probably a bit on the boring side.

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

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

  1. Red Oak
  2. Lockhart
  3. Celina

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Texas

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Addison, TX 15,302 32.2
2 Houston, TX 2,310,432 33.0
3 Dallas, TX 1,330,612 32.7
4 Irving, TX 239,783 32.0
5 College Station, TX 113,686 23.0
6 Austin, TX 950,807 33.3
7 Webster, TX 11,222 30.5
8 San Marcos, TX 63,220 24.2
9 The Colony, TX 43,005 34.9
10 Pasadena, TX 153,350 31.6
11 Stafford, TX 17,206 35.3
12 Richardson, TX 116,432 35.6
13 Arlington, TX 395,477 33.3
14 Lewisville, TX 106,386 32.8
15 Garland, TX 238,418 34.3
16 Killeen, TX 145,686 28.8
17 Bryan, TX 84,096 30.5
18 Eagle Pass, TX 29,348 30.0
19 Denton, TX 136,195 29.4
20 San Antonio, TX 1,508,083 33.6
21 Euless, TX 55,763 35.3
22 Richmond, TX 12,646 33.8
23 Converse, TX 26,930 31.4
24 Galena Park, TX 10,983 28.3
25 Round Rock, TX 124,434 34.3
26 Humble, TX 15,864 34.3
27 Lubbock, TX 253,851 29.6
28 Plano, TX 287,064 38.7
29 Farmers Branch, TX 39,039 35.7
30 El Paso, TX 679,813 32.9
31 Carrollton, TX 135,834 37.3
32 Grapevine, TX 53,317 38.2
33 Baytown, TX 76,635 32.9
34 Waco, TX 135,858 28.7
35 White Settlement, TX 17,565 35.2
36 Live Oak, TX 15,855 35.1
37 Balch Springs, TX 25,190 28.3
38 Fort Worth, TX 874,401 32.6
39 Watauga, TX 24,582 33.8
40 Donna, TX 16,409 32.0
41 South Houston, TX 17,587 28.8
42 Edinburg, TX 95,847 28.8
43 Mcallen, TX 141,968 33.4
44 Odessa, TX 119,702 30.7
45 Harker Heights, TX 30,861 35.0
46 Stephenville, TX 20,603 24.6
47 Nacogdoches, TX 33,200 24.4
48 Hereford, TX 14,815 30.0
49 Conroe, TX 84,358 33.6
50 San Angelo, TX 100,031 33.3
51 Laredo, TX 259,151 28.9
52 Hurst, TX 38,976 37.0
53 Galveston, TX 50,241 38.9
54 Kingsville, TX 25,605 27.1
55 Little Elm, TX 45,967 34.4
56 Sugar Land, TX 118,709 42.2
57 Dumas, TX 14,222 30.6
58 Grand Prairie, TX 192,565 33.4
59 Weslaco, TX 40,464 29.3
60 Bedford, TX 49,323 39.6
61 Huntsville, TX 41,592 30.3
62 Duncanville, TX 39,415 36.7
63 Pharr, TX 78,073 29.2
64 Rosenberg, TX 37,059 30.6
65 Bellmead, TX 10,556 33.7
66 Greenville, TX 27,442 34.3
67 Cedar Park, TX 74,814 35.5
68 Mesquite, TX 143,456 33.3
69 Andrews, TX 13,653 30.5
70 Glenn Heights, TX 12,802 31.0
71 Mission, TX 83,567 31.7
72 Copperas Cove, TX 32,715 32.0
73 Alamo, TX 19,613 31.1
74 Murphy, TX 20,612 37.9
75 Borger, TX 12,698 34.7
76 Abilene, TX 124,156 31.6
77 Wichita Falls, TX 104,279 33.1
78 Tyler, TX 104,789 33.7
79 Allen, TX 101,699 37.9
80 Beaumont, TX 118,151 33.9
81 Belton, TX 21,685 28.3
82 Plainview, TX 20,492 32.9
83 Longview, TX 81,653 34.7
84 Pampa, TX 17,538 35.4
85 North Richland Hills, TX 70,202 38.7
86 Amarillo, TX 198,955 34.2
87 San Juan, TX 36,744 29.7
88 Leon Valley, TX 12,199 39.2
89 Beeville, TX 12,912 28.9
90 Roma, TX 11,397 34.2
91 Seabrook, TX 13,927 37.7
92 Deer Park, TX 33,855 35.5
93 Del Rio, TX 35,846 33.7
94 Cibolo, TX 28,920 34.4
95 Mount Pleasant, TX 15,973 32.2
96 Midland, TX 138,549 31.7
97 Canyon, TX 15,305 26.3
98 Harlingen, TX 65,129 31.6
99 Corpus Christi, TX 325,780 35.2
100 La Porte, TX 35,246 37.9

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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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