These Are The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Arizona For 2019


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

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Are you trying to find love in Arizona?

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 Arizona, there’s a pretty good chance there are a lot of singles in your area. The Grand Canyon 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 Arizona? We’ve got the answers here.

These are the best cities for singles in Arizona for 2019. Try not to jump in the car with a dozen roses:

  1. Tucson (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Flagstaff (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Tempe (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Phoenix (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Glendale (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. El Mirage (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Mesa (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Scottsdale (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Avondale (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Kingman (Photos | Homes For Sale)

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 Arizona? That would be Goodyear.

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 Arizona or the safest places to live in Arizona.

For more Arizona reading, check out:

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

To give you the places in Arizona 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 Grand Canyon State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey Census data produced for the state of Arizona, 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 Arizona, that meant a total of 41 cities.

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

Tucson, AZ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 530,905
Median Age: 33.4
Married households: 33.4%
Households with kids: 24.5%
More on Tucson: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Tucson is a city and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States, and home to the University of Arizona. The 2010 United States Census put the population at 520,116, while the 2015 estimated population of the entire Tucson metropolitan statistical area was 980,263. The Tucson MSA forms part of the larger Tucson-Nogales combined statistical area, with a total population of 1,010,025 as of the 2010 Census. Tucson is the second-largest populated city in Arizona behind Phoenix, both of which anchor the Arizona Sun Corridor. The city is located 108 miles southeast of Phoenix and 60mi north of the U.S.-Mexico border. Tucson is the 33rd largest city and the 53rd largest metropolitan area in the United States.

Review Of Tucson by Jeff Tammy

I lived in Tucson in the 80’s, thought it was acceptable back then.

Flagstaff, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 69,903
Median Age: 25.1
Married households: 37.5%
Households with kids: 23.0%
More on Flagstaff: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Flagstaff is a city in and the county seat of Coconino County in northern Arizona, in the southwestern United States. In 2015, the city’s estimated population was 70,320. Flagstaff’s combined metropolitan area has an estimated population of 139,097. The city is named after a ponderosa pine flagpole made by a scouting party from Boston to celebrate the United States Centennial on July 4, 1876.

Review Of Flagstaff by HomeSnacks User

I arrived at night and went to a local bar because it was the only thing open and it was freezing out. Some drunk guy offered to let me sleep on his couch but he was so drunk that I thought it would be better to just sleep in my car. It was so cold though, I left my motor running the whole night. In the morning I warmed up at a cozy diner.

The bar was your run of the mill dive bar. Except the people there were exceptionally nice.

The diner let me brush my teeth and use the bathroom even after I had paid and left.

Tempe, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 178,339
Median Age: 28.8
Married households: 31.2%
Households with kids: 18.5%
More on Tempe: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Tempe, also known as Hayden’s Ferry during the territorial times of Arizona, is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with the Census Bureau reporting a 2010 population of 161,719. The city is named after the Vale of Tempe in Greece. Tempe is located in the East Valley section of metropolitan Phoenix; it is bordered by Phoenix and Guadalupe on the west, Scottsdale on the north, Chandler on the south, and Mesa on the east. Tempe is also the location of the main campus of Arizona State University.

Review Of Tempe by HomeSnacks User

I like Tempe because it’s where I grew up. It’s pretty central to a lot of places. The Phoenix Zoo and Downtown Phoenix are very close to Tempe as well. Tempe is home to Arizona State University too. There are lots of neighborhood parks and activities that happen year round in Downtown Tempe.

Favorite places are Tempe Town Lake. The neighborhoods in South Tempe are really nice. Some bad things are that so many people are moving here and there is a lot of development which is good for a city’s growth but it has taken away the small town feel that we had here when I was kid.

Phoenix, AZ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,574,421
Median Age: 33.3
Married households: 41.5%
Households with kids: 31.5%
More on Phoenix: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. With 1,615,017 people, Phoenix is the fifth most populous city nationwide, the most populous state capital in the United States, and the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents.

Review Of Phoenix by HomeSnacks User

Phoenix is one of the coolest places I’ve ever visited. There is so much cool stuff to do in the city and nearby.

There’s a great mix of indoors and outdoors, with great life and attractions within the city of Phoenix and great wildlife areas nearby.

Glendale, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 241,543
Median Age: 33.9
Married households: 44.0%
Households with kids: 31.3%
More on Glendale: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Glendale is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, located about nine miles northwest from Downtown Phoenix. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 226,721.

El Mirage, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 34,400
Median Age: 29.9
Married households: 49.4%
Households with kids: 41.4%
More on El Mirage: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Mesa, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 479,317
Median Age: 35.9
Married households: 48.0%
Households with kids: 28.5%
More on Mesa: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. state of Arizona. It is a suburb located about 20 miles east of Phoenix. Mesa is the central city of the East Valley section of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. It is bordered by Tempe on the west, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community on the north, Chandler and Gilbert on the south along with Queen Creek, and Apache Junction on the east.

Review Of Mesa by HomeSnacks User

The crime rate in my neighborhood is low. The schools are great. And there are plenty to do. There’s a water park, laser tag, movies, bowling, and an arcade, not to mention libraries and parks.

Water parks and swimming pools are a great way to keep cool.

Scottsdale, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 239,283
Median Age: 46.9
Married households: 46.4%
Households with kids: 18.6%
More on Scottsdale: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Named Scottsdale in 1894 after founder Winfield Scott and incorporated in 1951 with a population of 2,000, the 2015 population of the city is estimated to be 236,839 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The New York Times described downtown Scottsdale as “a desert version of Miami’s South Beach” and as having “plenty of late night partying and a buzzing hotel scene.” Its slogan is “The West’s Most Western Town.”

Avondale, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 81,590
Median Age: 31.0
Married households: 49.8%
Households with kids: 40.1%
More on Avondale: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Kingman, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 28,855
Median Age: 41.7
Married households: 44.9%
Households with kids: 24.1%
More on Kingman: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 28,068. The nearby communities of Butler, and Golden Valley bring the Kingman area total population to over 45,000. Kingman is located 85 miles southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada and about 165 miles northwest of the state capital, Phoenix.

There You Have It – The Best Cities for Singles in Arizona for 2019

If you’re looking for a breakdown of cities in Arizona 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 Arizona according to the data:

  1. Goodyear
  2. Sahuarita
  3. Marana

For more Arizona reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Arizona

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Tucson, AZ 530,905 33.4
2 Flagstaff, AZ 69,903 25.1
3 Tempe, AZ 178,339 28.8
4 Phoenix, AZ 1,574,421 33.3
5 Glendale, AZ 241,543 33.9
6 El Mirage, AZ 34,400 29.9
7 Mesa, AZ 479,317 35.9
8 Scottsdale, AZ 239,283 46.9
9 Avondale, AZ 81,590 31.0
10 Kingman, AZ 28,855 41.7
11 Chandler, AZ 245,160 35.3
12 Somerton, AZ 15,508 27.5
13 Apache Junction, AZ 38,452 52.2
14 Coolidge, AZ 12,221 32.9
15 Douglas, AZ 16,576 32.7
16 Prescott, AZ 41,468 56.6
17 Cottonwood, AZ 11,634 46.0
18 Nogales, AZ 20,233 33.7
19 Queen Creek, AZ 33,298 33.3
20 Yuma, AZ 93,851 31.5
21 Gilbert, AZ 232,176 33.6
22 Oro Valley, AZ 42,889 52.6
23 Maricopa, AZ 46,248 35.0
24 Chino Valley, AZ 11,155 51.0
25 Casa Grande, AZ 52,501 36.4
26 Prescott Valley, AZ 41,995 44.4
27 Eloy, AZ 17,537 35.0
28 Florence, AZ 26,066 39.0
29 Sierra Vista, AZ 43,585 34.3
30 Sedona, AZ 10,246 58.7
31 Surprise, AZ 129,534 41.3
32 Fountain Hills, AZ 24,047 57.5
33 Camp Verde, AZ 11,091 44.4
34 Peoria, AZ 161,383 39.5
35 Show Low, AZ 10,860 38.1
36 Payson, AZ 15,338 58.4
37 Paradise Valley, AZ 13,961 53.2
38 San Luis, AZ 31,509 27.9
39 Marana, AZ 41,720 37.6
40 Sahuarita, AZ 28,257 35.8
41 Goodyear, AZ 74,953 37.1

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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