The 10 Best Cities In The United States To Be Single For 2024

The best cities for singles in the US are Cambridge and Ann Arbor for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

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You single?

Looking to mingle?

Maybe both?

The best cities for singles in the United States have you covered if looking for love is on the agenda.

And just because we aren’t getting married as often as we used to doesn’t mean we aren’t still dating. According to the United States Census, Americans are waiting until later in life to settle down.

Perhaps social media and dating sites are making it harder to settle down because there’s too many choices.

Where are the best cities for single people in America? Here’s what we found using Saturday Night Science.

Table Of Contents: Top Ten | Methodology | Summary | Table

You’re probably thinking, ‘I better move to Cambridge.’ Well, the authors of this blog have family in Massachusetts, and while there is a good quality of life in many parts, you gonna be cold.

Keep on reading for a detailed methodology or check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In The United States For 2024

Cambridge, MA

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Population: 117,962
Median Age: 30.6
Married households: 6.0%
Households with kids: 17.1%
More on Cambridge: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

People in Cambridge may be a little older than in some of the other cities on this list, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t fun. In fact, studies say people prefer dating someone who is more experienced, anyways.

If you live in Cambridge and you have kids, you’re certainly a minority.

Review Of Cambridge by HomeSnacks User

Crime is low, I believe. The school system is exceptional and unique with the “controlled choice” policies that foster diversity. Lots of quirky and trendy places to eat and hangout.

Lots of young adults because of all the colleges. Also the style is very historic with all the brick.

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Ann Arbor, MI

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Population: 122,216
Median Age: 27.4
Married households: 12.0%
Households with kids: 17.9%
More on Ann Arbor: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Welcome to Ann Arbor, where you can’t help but to bump into single people every single time you go out.

Sure, it helps that it’s a college town, but come on – look at the numbers. Only 1 in 3 households is married and only 1 in 5 homes has a kid.

Review Of Ann Arbor by ChaseTrill

I live in Ann Arbor… better than any city you been to.

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Arlington, VA

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Population: 235,845
Median Age: 35.3
Married households: 4.0%
Households with kids: 20.7%
More on Arlington: Data | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Welcome to Arlington, where you should be meeting single people all the time. While the married percentage is higher than other cities, the average age isn’t too bad. Another bright side is the number of successful and educated people. That means that hot girl across the bar is a smarty pants, too!

Berkeley, CA

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Population: 121,385
Median Age: 32.5
Married households: 11.0%
Households with kids: 19.2%
More on Berkeley: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Of course, most of these cities are going to be college towns (or near college towns). So if you’re a 25-year-old looking to find someone new, you’d love a place like Berkeley. If you’re a 60-year-old looking for love, you’d better hope that there are some single professors around. Or, you’d better have some money.

Review Of Berkeley by HomeSnacks User

Berkeley welcomes all homeless, does nothing to dissuade transient crime, bums are deeply comfortable strewing their trash and feces all over the streets and have taken over downtown.

Berkeley is the perfect college town! There are so many amazing places to eat and hangout, and the weather is usually pretty nice.

Berkeley is a wonderful city full of an interesting, open-minded and intelligent group of people. The city is very culturally diverse and open to accepting anyone from anywhere. The food scene is to die for and if organically grown is what you live by, look no further than Berkeley grocery stores, farmers markets and more.

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Fort Collins, CO

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Population: 168,758
Median Age: 30.1
Married households: 8.0%
Households with kids: 23.8%
More on Fort Collins: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Review Of Fort Collins by HomeSnacks User



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Boulder, CO

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Population: 106,598
Median Age: 28.5
Married households: 4.0%
Households with kids: 17.5%
More on Boulder: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Review Of Boulder by HomeSnacks User

Boulder is a very unique place – lots of liberal idealism. People live in a somewhat unrealistic world where everyone is equal, everything will be fair if you just fight hard enough, and a gallon of milk is supposed to cost $5. The crime is relatively low, marijuana and drug use is extremely high, and the public school system is fantastic. Architecture and art are incredible; social scene and activities are plentiful – there is always something to do or something to see.

Pearl Street Mall and all of Downtown Boulder is extremely fun, hip, and fast-paced. However, this is also where almost all of the homeless population resides. The Boulder Reservoir has a great swim beach and is fantastic for killing a few hours during the summer. Hiking trails abound, Chatauqua Park is a great option with trails of varying difficulty for any hiker.

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Los Angeles, CA

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Population: 3,881,041
Median Age: 36.5
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 27.8%
More on Los Angeles: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Review Of Los Angeles by HomeSnacks User

Living in Los Angeles is a lot of fun, there is a lot of diversity and a lot of natural hiking trails. The food here is amazing and there is a lot of variety available.

One of my favorite places is the Hollywood sign, you can hike up there or just drive to see the sign. One of the bad things about Los Angeles is it’s traffic and parking due to high population.

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Boston, MA

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Population: 665,945
Median Age: 32.9
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 20.9%
More on Boston: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Boston has a lot going for it; besides a vibrant singles scene, there’s a ton of places to meet up. We’d be shocked if everyone wasn’t swiping right. Maybe one reason there’s so many people who aren’t married in Boston – everyone has an attitude. They can’t put up with one another for too long.

Review Of Boston by HomeSnacks User

The crime in Boston, for being a large city, is relatively low, especially in higher-income areas. Boston is a great city because it is steeped in history, especially from the Revolutionary War. There are great Universities, a vibrant nightlife and great high-tech businesses. Biomedical is a huge field in the Greater Boston Area.

My favorite place in Boston is Newbury Street. I love the shops and restaurants. Watch out for the Green Line on the T as it is busy, crowded and splits off into different lines.

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Madison, WI

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Population: 268,516
Median Age: 31.6
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 20.6%
More on Madison: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Review Of Madison by HomeSnacks User

I’m not sure how the crime is because I’m not in Madison enough to know. The schools seem to be decent which I only know because I have cousins that live there. There is lots to do in Madison so that’s why I like going there from time to time. The also offer free things to do like go to the zoo which is really nice.

My favorite places to go are the disc golf courses that are around and in the Madison area. My husband and I really enjoy going disc golfing and there is multiple places to choose from which is really nice.

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Seattle, WA

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Population: 734,603
Median Age: 35.4
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 18.2%
More on Seattle: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

With a city this big, you’d expect to find a ton of people out and about late at night. And you’d be right; not only are there a ton of places for singles to meet, there are a ton of single people filling them up.

If you’re married with kids in Seattle, you’re BORING.

Review Of Seattle by HomeSnacks User

I loved the city of Seattle. The city was full of life, the market place was amazing and the restaurants were wonderful. I would go back there in a heart beat!

I loved the market place. It was artsy, fun and something I never experienced before. Having the fish people throwing fish around in the market place was a lot of fun.

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Methodology: How we crunched the numbers on the best cities for singles in the US for 2024

We used Saturday Night Science in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Taking the 2018-2022 American Community Survey Census data, we looked at the 100 biggest cities in the United States. 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 updated this article for 2024. This is our tenth time ranking the best cities for singles to mingle in America.

Summary: There You Have It – The Best Places To Raise A Family In America

If you’re looking for the best cities in America where you can find single people – and likely someone to date – this is an accurate list. If you live in one of these places, get out there and find someone to complete your night.

The best cities for singles in the United States are Cambridge, MA, Ann Arbor, MI, Arlington, VA, Berkeley, CA, Fort Collins, CO, Boulder, CO, Los Angeles, CA, Boston, MA, Madison, WI, and Seattle, WA.

Here’s a look at the cities in America that are probably great if you like playing video games online by yourself:

  1. Lee’S Summit
  2. Pearland
  3. Montgomery

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Best Cities For Singles In America For 2024

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Cambridge, MA 117,962 30.6
2 Ann Arbor, MI 122,216 27.4
3 Arlington, VA 235,845 35.3
4 Berkeley, CA 121,385 32.5
5 Fort Collins, CO 168,758 30.1
6 Boulder, CO 106,598 28.5
7 Los Angeles, CA 3,881,041 36.5
8 Boston, MA 665,945 32.9
9 Madison, WI 268,516 31.6
10 Seattle, WA 734,603 35.4
11 Atlanta, GA 494,838 33.6
12 Denver, CO 710,800 34.9
13 Newark, NJ 307,355 34.7
14 Worcester, MA 204,191 34.3
15 Washington, DC 670,587 34.8
16 Tempe, AZ 181,005 29.7
17 Minneapolis, MN 426,877 32.8
18 Miami, FL 443,665 39.7
19 Paterson, NJ 157,864 33.1
20 Portland, OR 646,101 38.3
21 Dallas, TX 1,300,642 33.1
22 Providence, RI 189,715 32.3
23 Norfolk, VA 236,973 32.2
24 Tampa, FL 388,768 35.5
25 St. Paul, MN 308,806 33.1
26 New Haven, CT 135,736 31.0
27 Alexandria, VA 157,594 37.4
28 Elizabeth, NJ 135,665 35.7
29 Columbia, SC 136,754 28.3
30 Pittsburgh, PA 303,843 33.5
31 Lowell, MA 114,737 34.6
32 Manchester, NH 115,037 37.0
33 Allentown, PA 125,292 32.4
34 Santa Maria, CA 109,543 29.3
35 Spring Valley, NV 220,114 38.5
36 Clearwater, FL 116,984 46.0
37 Tucson, AZ 541,033 33.9
38 Chicago, IL 2,721,914 35.3
39 Syracuse, NY 146,134 31.9
40 Gainesville, FL 142,414 26.0
41 Houston, TX 2,296,253 33.9
42 Paradise, NV 189,733 38.5
43 San Francisco, CA 851,036 39.3
44 Rochester, NY 210,992 32.9
45 San Mateo, CA 104,165 38.1
46 Eugene, OR 176,755 35.2
47 Long Beach, CA 462,293 36.1
48 Dayton, OH 137,305 34.0
49 Las Vegas, NV 644,835 38.1
50 Hartford, CT 121,057 33.1
51 Milwaukee, WI 573,299 31.8
52 Quincy, MA 100,981 38.3
53 Lakewood, CO 156,149 38.1
54 Hillsboro, OR 106,612 34.5
55 Enterprise, NV 225,461 35.6
56 Oakland, CA 437,825 37.5
57 Hollywood, FL 152,764 41.0
58 Renton, WA 105,355 36.1
59 Colorado Springs, CO 479,612 35.1
60 Lynn, MA 100,653 36.2
61 Tacoma, WA 219,234 36.9
62 Sunrise Manor, NV 198,325 33.4
63 Dearborn, MI 108,414 32.3
64 Chandler, AZ 275,618 37.0
65 Killeen, TX 153,708 29.7
66 Mesa, AZ 503,390 36.8
67 East Los Angeles, CA 117,222 33.2
68 Cleveland, OH 370,365 36.3
69 Fresno, CA 541,528 32.1
70 Columbus, OH 902,449 32.7
71 North Charleston, SC 115,755 33.8
72 El Monte, CA 108,682 37.4
73 Reno, NV 265,196 36.9
74 Davie, FL 105,821 36.8
75 Inglewood, CA 106,806 37.3
76 Phoenix, AZ 1,609,456 34.4
77 Vancouver, WA 190,700 37.4
78 Cincinnati, OH 308,870 32.9
79 Irvine, CA 304,527 33.8
80 Urban Honolulu, HI 348,547 42.5
81 Bridgeport, CT 148,470 37.5
82 Spokane, WA 227,922 37.0
83 Pasadena, CA 137,554 39.9
84 Glendale, AZ 248,083 34.1
85 Fargo, ND 127,319 31.9
86 Irving, TX 254,962 32.4
87 San Diego, CA 1,383,987 35.8
88 College Station, TX 120,451 22.9
89 Baltimore, MD 584,548 36.0
90 Grand Rapids, MI 198,096 31.8
91 Cape Coral, FL 198,912 48.2
92 Philadelphia, PA 1,593,208 34.8
93 Tallahassee, FL 198,259 27.6
94 Lansing, MI 112,986 32.9
95 Orlando, FL 307,738 34.7
96 San Bernardino, CA 221,041 31.2
97 Richmond, VA 227,171 34.5
98 St. Louis, MO 298,018 36.5
99 Chico, CA 102,790 30.4
100 Buffalo, NY 276,688 33.9

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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.

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