The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Wisconsin For 2021


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

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Are you trying to find love in Wisconsin?

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

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Wisconsin For 2021

  1. Madison
  2. Oshkosh
  3. Menomonie
  4. Stevens Point
  5. La Crosse
  6. West Allis
  7. Platteville
  8. Whitewater
  9. Racine
  10. Menasha

So, what was the best city for singles in Wisconsin? Madison ranks as the best place for singles in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin? That would be Suamico.

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 Wisconsin or the safest places to live in Wisconsin.

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The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Wisconsin For 2021

Madison, WI

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 254,977
Median Age: 31.0
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 21.6%
More on Madison: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Oshkosh, WI

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 66,773
Median Age: 33.9
Married households: 27.0%
Households with kids: 24.2%
More on Oshkosh: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Menomonie, WI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 16,408
Median Age: 23.8
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 20.2%
More on Menomonie: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Stevens Point, WI

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 26,229
Median Age: 27.1
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 21.4%
More on Stevens Point: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

La Crosse, WI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 51,666
Median Age: 29.3
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 19.6%
More on La Crosse: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

West Allis, WI

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 60,025
Median Age: 37.9
Married households: 29.0%
Households with kids: 24.6%
More on West Allis: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Platteville, WI

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 12,264
Median Age: 22.5
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 18.3%
More on Platteville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Whitewater, WI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 14,722
Median Age: 21.5
Married households: 11.0%
Households with kids: 20.3%
More on Whitewater: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Racine, WI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 77,081
Median Age: 34.7
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 35.2%
More on Racine: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Menasha, WI

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 18,114
Median Age: 37.4
Married households: 35.0%
Households with kids: 28.5%
More on Menasha: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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

To give you the places in Wisconsin 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 Badger 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, that meant a total of 85 cities. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Suamico
  2. Howard
  3. Mequon

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Wisconsin

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Madison, WI 254,977 31.0
2 Oshkosh, WI 66,773 33.9
3 Menomonie, WI 16,408 23.8
4 Stevens Point, WI 26,229 27.1
5 La Crosse, WI 51,666 29.3
6 West Allis, WI 60,025 37.9
7 Platteville, WI 12,264 22.5
8 Whitewater, WI 14,722 21.5
9 Racine, WI 77,081 34.7
10 Menasha, WI 18,114 37.4
11 River Falls, WI 15,638 25.9
12 Milwaukee, WI 594,548 31.5
13 Sheboygan, WI 48,327 36.9
14 Kenosha, WI 99,688 35.8
15 Green Bay, WI 104,777 34.5
16 Eau Claire, WI 68,187 31.7
17 Wausau, WI 38,735 38.9
18 Cudahy, WI 18,271 42.6
19 Greenfield, WI 37,099 42.9
20 Middleton, WI 19,487 39.0
21 Shorewood, WI 13,290 36.8
22 Beaver Dam, WI 16,345 38.9
23 Appleton, WI 74,139 35.9
24 Sun Prairie, WI 33,321 36.5
25 Waukesha, WI 72,412 36.1
26 Little Chute, WI 11,484 37.5
27 South Milwaukee, WI 20,957 40.9
28 Wauwatosa, WI 47,971 37.9
29 Weston, WI 15,110 36.4
30 Superior, WI 26,223 37.8
31 Beloit, WI 36,836 34.0
32 Glendale, WI 12,943 44.9
33 Brown Deer, WI 11,965 41.9
34 Marinette, WI 10,608 43.4
35 Fond Du Lac, WI 42,909 38.9
36 Fitchburg, WI 29,450 33.9
37 Janesville, WI 64,245 39.7
38 Whitefish Bay, WI 13,972 39.1
39 De Pere, WI 24,903 34.0
40 Neenah, WI 25,967 38.5
41 Watertown, WI 23,633 39.4
42 Hudson, WI 13,795 38.1
43 Monroe, WI 10,625 42.0
44 Portage, WI 10,406 36.6
45 Allouez, WI 13,882 40.8
46 Baraboo, WI 12,138 39.8
47 Oak Creek, WI 36,066 39.9
48 Chippewa Falls, WI 14,101 37.9
49 Oconomowoc, WI 16,698 39.9
50 Waunakee, WI 13,730 39.5
51 West Bend, WI 31,596 39.1
52 Kaukauna, WI 16,070 38.0
53 Plover, WI 12,803 35.8
54 Manitowoc, WI 32,702 43.7
55 Wisconsin Rapids, WI 17,770 40.7
56 Greendale, WI 14,176 42.8
57 Oregon, WI 10,353 38.8
58 Onalaska, WI 18,662 40.6
59 Ashwaubenon, WI 17,149 40.2
60 Marshfield, WI 18,222 42.2
61 Grafton, WI 11,646 42.2
62 Two Rivers, WI 11,154 45.8
63 Sussex, WI 10,833 37.5
64 Hartford, WI 14,977 39.0
65 Bellevue, WI 15,701 40.9
66 Port Washington, WI 11,761 40.5
67 Waupun, WI 11,276 39.1
68 Stoughton, WI 13,097 41.0
69 Franklin, WI 36,064 43.4
70 Fort Atkinson, WI 12,443 40.3
71 Brookfield, WI 38,358 45.8
72 Pleasant Prairie, WI 20,832 44.8
73 Verona, WI 13,004 37.3
74 Cedarburg, WI 11,527 44.4
75 New Berlin, WI 39,718 46.8
76 Caledonia, WI 25,120 46.0
77 Muskego, WI 24,946 44.2
78 Richfield, WI 11,690 48.9
79 Burlington, WI 10,847 39.2
80 Deforest, WI 10,179 36.6
81 Mount Pleasant, WI 26,928 45.9
82 Menomonee Falls, WI 37,160 43.3
83 Mequon, WI 24,144 47.6
84 Howard, WI 19,658 40.9
85 Suamico, WI 12,701 40.6

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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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