Best Cities For Singles In Alaska For 2020


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

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Are you trying to find love in Alaska?

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

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

  1. Wasilla (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Fairbanks (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Ketchikan (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Kenai (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Palmer (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Kodiak (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Houston (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. North Pole (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Homer (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Soldotna (Photos | Homes For Sale)

So, what was the best city for singles in Alaska? Wasilla ranks as the best place for singles in Alaska 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 alaska? That would be Kotzebue.

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 alaska or the safest places to live in alaska.

For more Alaska reading, check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Alaska For 2020

Wasilla, AK

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,675
Median Age: 35.6
Married households: 8.0%
Households with kids: 38.1%
More on Wasilla: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Wasilla is a city in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, United States and the sixth-largest city in Alaska. It is located on the northern point of Cook Inlet in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley of the southcentral part of the state. The city's population was 7,831 at the 2010 census. Estimates in 2013 put the population at roughly 8,621. Wasilla is the largest city in the borough and a part of the Anchorage metropolitan area, which had an estimated population of 396,142 in 2013.

Fairbanks, AK

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 31,677
Median Age: 27.8
Married households: 7.0%
Households with kids: 37.2%
More on Fairbanks: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Fairbanks is a home rule city and the borough seat of the Fairbanks North Star Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska.

Ketchikan, AK

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,224
Median Age: 37.7
Married households: 11.0%
Households with kids: 29.6%
More on Ketchikan: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Ketchikan is a city in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska, United States, the southeasternmost city in Alaska. With a population at the 2010 census of 8,050, it is the fifth-most populous city in the state, and tenth-most populous community when census-designated places are included.

Review Of Ketchikan by HomeSnacks User

Ketchikan gets a lot of rain - 300 days per year, but it's a great little tourist town. There are many nice shops and great ocean views.

Totem pole park was really neat and full of history!

Kenai, AK

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 7,687
Median Age: 37.7
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 29.4%
More on Kenai: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Kenai is a city in the Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. The population was 7,100 as of the 2010 census.

Palmer, AK

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,978
Median Age: 30.6
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 38.9%
More on Palmer: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Palmer is a city in and the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is part of the Anchorage Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city is 5,937.

Kodiak, AK

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,107
Median Age: 36.9
Married households: 6.0%
Households with kids: 33.2%
More on Kodiak: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Kodiak is one of seven communities and the main city on Kodiak Island, Kodiak Island Borough, in the U.S. state of Alaska. All commercial transportation between the entire island and the outside world goes through this city either via ferryboat or airline. The population was 6,130 as of the 2010 census. 2014 estimates put the population at 6,304.

Houston, AK

Source: Wikipedia
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 2,172
Median Age: 36.4
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 31.1%
More on Houston: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

North Pole, AK

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 2,660
Median Age: 27.9
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 35.1%
More on North Pole: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

The city is a summertime attraction for tourists visiting nearby Fairbanks and, due to its location on the Richardson Highway, those traveling to and from the Alaska Highway and Valdez. North Pole is home to two oil refineries, the town's major industry aside from tourism. The larger refinery, operated by Flint Hills Resources, is a major source of jet fuel for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Tanker car traffic on the Alaska Railroad, entering and leaving the refinery, frequently bisects the city.

Homer, AK

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,607
Median Age: 39.9
Married households: 8.0%
Households with kids: 27.3%
More on Homer: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is two hundred and eighteen miles southwest of Anchorage. According to the 2010 Census, the population is 5,003. Long known as The "Halibut Fishing Capital of the World." Homer is also nicknamed "the end of the road," and more recently, "the cosmic hamlet by the sea."

Soldotna, AK

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 4,589
Median Age: 41.2
Married households: 8.0%
Households with kids: 25.1%
More on Soldotna: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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

To give you the places in alaska 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 Last Frontier

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 alaska, 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 2,000 people. For alaska, that meant a total of 21 cities. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Kotzebue
  2. Wrangell
  3. Unalaska

For more Alaska reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Alaska

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Wasilla, AK 9,675 35.6
2 Fairbanks, AK 31,677 27.8
3 Ketchikan, AK 8,224 37.7
4 Kenai, AK 7,687 37.7
5 Palmer, AK 6,978 30.6
6 Kodiak, AK 6,107 36.9
7 Houston, AK 2,172 36.4
8 North Pole, AK 2,660 27.9
9 Homer, AK 5,607 39.9
10 Soldotna, AK 4,589 41.2
11 Seward, AK 2,770 37.6
12 Nome, AK 3,813 30.7
13 Dillingham, AK 2,250 32.0
14 Sitka, AK 8,738 38.8
15 Cordova, AK 3,055 44.1
16 Valdez, AK 3,870 37.9
17 Bethel, AK 6,424 28.8
18 Juneau, AK 32,330 38.1
19 Unalaska, AK 4,781 37.8
20 Wrangell, AK 2,484 49.5
21 Kotzebue, AK 3,288 30.7

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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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