Best Cities For Singles In Alabama For 2020


We used science and data to determine which cities in Alabama 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 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the best cities for singles in Alabama.

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Are you trying to find love in Alabama?

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

These are the best cities for singles in Alabama for 2020:

  1. Auburn (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Tuscaloosa (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Jacksonville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Birmingham (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Florence (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Huntsville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Daphne (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Homewood (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Mobile (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Madison (Photos | Homes For Sale)

So, what was the best city for singles in Alabama? Auburn ranks as the best place for singles in Alabama 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 alabama? That would be Trussville.

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 alabama or the safest places to live in alabama.

For more Alabama reading, check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Alabama For 2020

Auburn, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 62,996
Median Age: 24.5
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 28.0%
More on Auburn: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. It is the largest city in eastern Alabama with a 2016 population of 63,118. It is a principal city of the Auburn-Opelika Metropolitan Area. The Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA with a population of 158,991, along with the Columbus, GA-AL MSA and Tuskegee, Alabama, comprises the greater Columbus-Auburn-Opelika, GA-AL CSA, a region home to 501,649 residents.

Review Of Auburn by HomeSnacks User

The university was excellent and provided a great experience for me overall. The small college town has a lot of life to it overall. Auburn, AL is proving to be a great place for college students in good time. That is worthwhile for anyone who wants to scope out the college town.

Affordable rent and low cost of living makes the city fun for everyone. Watch out for high crime areas in the city though. That could detract from the standard of living that people tend to enjoy.

Tuscaloosa, AL

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 98,881
Median Age: 28.7
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 28.3%
More on Tuscaloosa: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Tuscaloosa is a city in and the seat of Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama. Located on the Black Warrior River at the Atlantic Seaboard fall line of the Piedmont, it is the fifth-largest city in Alabama, with an estimated population of 99,543 in 2016.

Jacksonville, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,654
Median Age: 27.8
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 29.2%
More on Jacksonville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Jacksonville is a city in Calhoun County, Alabama, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 12,548, which is a 49% increase since 2000. It is included in the Anniston-Oxford Metropolitan Statistical Area. Jacksonville State University is located here, which is a center of commerce and one of the largest employers in the area.

Birmingham, AL

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 212,021
Median Age: 35.8
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 24.4%
More on Birmingham: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Birmingham is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Alabama and the county seat of Jefferson County. The city's population was 212,237 in the 2010 United States Census. In the 2010 US Census, the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of about 1,128,047, which is approximately one-quarter of Alabama's population.

Review Of Birmingham by HomeSnacks User

This place is very racist and not good at all its like a ghost town.

Its very racist and not a good place to live.

Florence, AL

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 40,104
Median Age: 35.8
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 26.4%
More on Florence: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Florence is a city in and the county seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States, in the state's northwest corner.

Review Of Florence by HomeSnacks User

I lived in Florence for a while and loved it. If I ever move to another place in AL that is where I will go.

Huntsville, AL

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 193,663
Median Age: 36.9
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 26.9%
More on Huntsville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Huntsville is a city located primarily in Madison County in the Appalachian region of northern Alabama. Huntsville is the county seat of Madison County. The city extends west into neighboring Limestone County. Huntsville's population was 180,105 as of the 2010 census. Huntsville is the third-largest city in Alabama and the largest city in the five-county Huntsville-Decatur-Albertville, AL Combined Statistical Area, which at the 2013 census estimate had a total population of 683,871. The Huntsville Metropolitan Area's population was 417,593 in 2010 to become the 2nd largest in Alabama. Huntsville metro's population reached 441,000 by 2014.

Review Of Huntsville by HomeSnacks User

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama and this article is true. I'm latino and was treated as a second class citizen by whites.

Daphne, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 25,361
Median Age: 36.8
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 29.6%
More on Daphne: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Daphne is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States, on the eastern shoreline of Mobile Bay. The city is located along I-10, 11 miles east of Mobile and 170 miles southwest of the state capital of Montgomery. The 2010 United States Census lists the population of the city as 21,570, making Daphne the most populous city in Baldwin County. It is a principal city of the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley metropolitan area, which includes all of Baldwin County.

Homewood, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 25,595
Median Age: 30.8
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 33.4%
More on Homewood: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Homewood is a city in southeastern Jefferson County, Alabama, United States. It is a suburb of Birmingham, located on the other side of Red Mountain due south of the city center. Its estimated 2015 population is 25,708.

Mobile, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 191,485
Median Age: 37.1
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 25.6%
More on Mobile: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. The population within the city limits was 195,111 as of the 2010 United States Census, making it the third most populous city in Alabama, the most populous in Mobile County, and the largest municipality on the Gulf Coast between New Orleans, Louisiana, and St. Petersburg, Florida.

Review Of Mobile by HomeSnacks User

The crime is very bad and it's a joke place to live

I don't like anything about Alabama it is a ugly place to live and it's in the middle of no where

Madison, AL

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 48,275
Median Age: 38.5
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 35.7%
More on Madison: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Madison is a city located primarily in Madison County, near the northern border of the State of Alabama. Madison extends west into neighboring Limestone County. The city is included in the Huntsville Metropolitan Area, the second-largest in the state, and is also included in the merged Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 42,938. Madison is bordered by Huntsville on all sides.

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

To give you the places in alabama 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 Heart of Dixie

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using the 2014-2018 American Community Survey Census data produced for the state of alabama, 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 alabama, that meant a total of 58 cities. You can download the data here.

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

There You Have It - The Best Cities for Singles in alabama for 2020

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

  1. Trussville
  2. Saraland
  3. Pleasant Grove

For more Alabama reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Alabama

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Auburn, AL 62,996 24.5
2 Tuscaloosa, AL 98,881 28.7
3 Jacksonville, AL 12,654 27.8
4 Birmingham, AL 212,021 35.8
5 Florence, AL 40,104 35.8
6 Huntsville, AL 193,663 36.9
7 Daphne, AL 25,361 36.8
8 Homewood, AL 25,595 30.8
9 Mobile, AL 191,485 37.1
10 Madison, AL 48,275 38.5
11 Troy, AL 19,141 25.2
12 Fairfield, AL 10,790 36.7
13 Talladega, AL 15,609 38.9
14 Montgomery, AL 200,156 35.3
15 Gadsden, AL 35,624 40.3
16 Prichard, AL 21,927 34.7
17 Selma, AL 18,804 36.5
18 Enterprise, AL 27,859 37.5
19 Albertville, AL 21,460 33.1
20 Jasper, AL 13,727 37.2
21 Prattville, AL 35,657 36.9
22 Northport, AL 25,457 33.4
23 Vestavia Hills, AL 34,163 39.6
24 Center Point, AL 16,460 34.3
25 Decatur, AL 54,617 40.0
26 Irondale, AL 12,474 36.9
27 Moody, AL 12,752 36.7
28 Alabaster, AL 32,878 37.6
29 Hoover, AL 84,480 38.4
30 Cullman, AL 15,558 38.8
31 Athens, AL 25,176 41.0
32 Dothan, AL 67,872 39.0
33 Helena, AL 17,861 37.5
34 Bessemer, AL 26,759 39.1
35 Foley, AL 17,818 46.5
36 Hueytown, AL 15,583 36.7
37 Millbrook, AL 15,160 34.5
38 Fairhope, AL 20,327 44.9
39 Fort Payne, AL 14,006 38.7
40 Oxford, AL 21,208 38.6
41 Calera, AL 13,557 34.1
42 Hartselle, AL 14,405 41.0
43 Gulf Shores, AL 12,033 50.4
44 Pelham, AL 23,242 38.7
45 Eufaula, AL 12,289 37.6
46 Opelika, AL 29,798 37.6
47 Ozark, AL 14,456 43.2
48 Chelsea, AL 12,643 33.2
49 Mountain Brook, AL 20,466 40.6
50 Sylacauga, AL 12,397 36.5
51 Leeds, AL 12,348 39.3
52 Anniston, AL 21,924 41.3
53 Scottsboro, AL 14,527 43.4
54 Gardendale, AL 13,875 42.7
55 Muscle Shoals, AL 13,874 40.7
56 Pleasant Grove, AL 10,185 43.8
57 Saraland, AL 14,268 38.0
58 Trussville, AL 21,721 40.1

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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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