The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Vermont For 2021


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

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Are you trying to find love in Vermont?

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

So, what was the best city for singles in Vermont? Burlington ranks as the best place for singles in Vermont 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 Vermont? That would be Jericho.

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 Vermont or the safest places to live in Vermont.

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The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Vermont For 2021

Burlington, VT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 42,545
Median Age: 26.8
Married households: 6.0%
Households with kids: 16.3%
More on Burlington: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Winooski, VT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 7,242
Median Age: 31.9
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 19.3%
More on Winooski: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Poultney, VT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,545
Median Age: 23.9
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 22.9%
More on Poultney: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Johnson, VT

Source: Wikipedia User |
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,452
Median Age: 21.8
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 27.3%
More on Johnson: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

North Bennington, VT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 1,715
Median Age: 23.8
Married households: 7.0%
Households with kids: 26.9%
More on North Bennington: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Barre, VT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,646
Median Age: 39.7
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 25.3%
More on Barre: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Lyndonville, VT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 1,411
Median Age: 28.1
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 18.3%
More on Lyndonville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Rutland, VT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 15,398
Median Age: 45.5
Married households: 25.0%
Households with kids: 16.8%
More on Rutland: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

South Burlington, VT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 19,162
Median Age: 41.7
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 24.4%
More on South Burlington: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Bellows Falls, VT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 3,007
Median Age: 43.1
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 23.5%
More on Bellows Falls: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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

To give you the places in Vermont 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 Green Mountain 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 Vermont, 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 Vermont, that meant a total of 21 cities. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Jericho
  2. Vergennes
  3. Enosburg Falls

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Vermont

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Burlington, VT 42,545 26.8
2 Winooski, VT 7,242 31.9
3 Poultney, VT 1,545 23.9
4 Johnson, VT 1,452 21.8
5 North Bennington, VT 1,715 23.8
6 Barre, VT 8,646 39.7
7 Lyndonville, VT 1,411 28.1
8 Rutland, VT 15,398 45.5
9 South Burlington, VT 19,162 41.7
10 Bellows Falls, VT 3,007 43.1
11 St. Albans, VT 6,804 36.2
12 Essex Junction, VT 10,603 36.3
13 Morrisville, VT 2,216 35.2
14 Swanton, VT 2,450 44.5
15 Woodstock, VT 1,245 48.8
16 Montpelier, VT 7,477 45.0
17 Orleans, VT 1,103 32.5
18 Newport, VT 4,305 43.3
19 Enosburg Falls, VT 1,402 37.2
20 Vergennes, VT 2,596 43.7
21 Jericho, VT 1,315 40.6

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