Best Cities For Singles In Colorado For 2020


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

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Are you trying to find love in Colorado?

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

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

  1. Denver (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Boulder (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Fort Collins (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Englewood (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Colorado Springs (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Northglenn (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Golden (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Thornton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Durango (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Westminster (Photos | Homes For Sale)

So, what was the best city for singles in Colorado? Denver ranks as the best place for singles in Colorado 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 colorado? That would be Windsor.

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 colorado or the safest places to live in colorado.

For more Colorado reading, check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Colorado For 2020

Denver, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 693,417
Median Age: 34.4
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 25.1%
More on Denver: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Denver, officially the City and County of Denver, is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado. Denver is in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The Denver downtown district is immediately east of the confluence of Cherry Creek with the South Platte River, approximately 12mi east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is nicknamed the Mile High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile above sea level, making it the highest major city in the United States. The 105th meridian west of Greenwich, the longitudinal reference for the Mountain Time Zone, passes directly through Denver Union Station.

Review Of Denver by HomeSnacks User

Denver is the s**t. I came out here to visit in 2014. I thought it was going to be just alright, and ended up falling in love with the city. The people are friendly, the sky is blue, there are beautiful mountians, and so much good weed. I ended up leaving the NYC area and moved out here in 2016. Best decision ever!

Great food everywhere! A lot of resturants provide local and sustainable meats and produce.

Boulder, CO

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 107,360
Median Age: 28.7
Married households: 4.0%
Households with kids: 19.1%
More on Boulder: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Boulder is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Boulder County, and the 11th most populous municipality in the U.S. state of Colorado. Boulder is located at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 5,430 feet above sea level. The city is 25 miles northwest of Denver.

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.

Fort Collins, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 162,511
Median Age: 29.1
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 27.0%
More on Fort Collins: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Fort Collins is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Larimer County, Colorado, United States. Situated on the Cache La Poudre River along the Colorado Front Range, Fort Collins is located 65 miles north of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. With a 2016 estimated population of 161,000, it is the fourth most populous city in Colorado after Denver, Colorado Springs, and Aurora. Fort Collins is a midsize college city, home to Colorado State University.

Review Of Fort Collins by HomeSnacks User

LOW CRIME AND VERY PRESTIGIOUS SCHOOLS

SO MANY THINGS TO DO OUTDOORS. THE WEATHER IS NOT HUMID, WHICH I LOVE. THE PEOPLE ARE SO FRIENDLY.

Englewood, CO

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 33,820
Median Age: 36.2
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 20.9%
More on Englewood: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

The City of Englewood is a Home Rule Municipality located in Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States. As of 2010, the population was 30,255. Englewood is part of the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area. Englewood is located in the South Platte River Valley east of the Front Range and immediately south of central Denver. Downtown is located immediately east of the confluence of Little Dry Creek and the South Platte River, between Santa Fe Drive and Broadway.

Colorado Springs, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 457,502
Median Age: 34.6
Married households: 8.0%
Households with kids: 31.5%
More on Colorado Springs: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Colorado Springs is a home rule municipality that is the largest city by area in Colorado as well as the county seat and the most populous municipality of El Paso County, Colorado, United States. Colorado Springs is located in the east central portion of the state. It is situated on Fountain Creek and is located 60 miles south of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver.

Review Of Colorado Springs by HomeSnacks User

I love Colorado Springs. My son and his family live there and I visit four times each year. I don't like winter, but in the summer we can hike and visit the zoos. Their neighborhood is at the bottom of a mountain, so there is plenty of wildlife.

I love the Garden of the Gods. And I kissed a giraffe at the zoo! Both so much fun.

Northglenn, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 38,918
Median Age: 33.3
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 36.3%
More on Northglenn: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Golden, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 20,798
Median Age: 32.6
Married households: 8.0%
Households with kids: 23.1%
More on Golden: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Golden is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Golden lies along Clear Creek at the base of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Founded during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush on 16 June 1859, the mining camp was originally named Golden City in honor of Thomas L. Golden. Golden City served as the capital of the provisional Territory of Jefferson from 1860 to 1861, and capital of the official Territory of Colorado from 1862 to 1867. In 1867, the territorial capital was moved about 12 miles east to Denver City. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the city population was 18,867 in 2010.

Thornton, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 134,588
Median Age: 33.6
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 41.7%
More on Thornton: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

The City of Thornton is a Home Rule Municipality in Adams and Weld counties in the U.S. state of Colorado, located in the northeast quadrant of the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. Thornton is 10 miles north/northeast of downtown Denver. The United States Census Bureau reported the city's growing population at 118,772 on April 1, 2010, a 44.2% increase from the 2000 Census population of 82,384. Thornton is the sixth-most populous city in the state of Colorado and the 213th-most populous city in the United States.

Durango, CO

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 18,321
Median Age: 34.4
Married households: 8.0%
Households with kids: 24.1%
More on Durango: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

The City of Durango is the county seat and the most populous municipality of La Plata County, Colorado, United States. It is home to Fort Lewis College. The United States Census Bureau reported a population of 16,887 in the 2010 census.

Westminster, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 112,747
Median Age: 36.7
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 31.1%
More on Westminster: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Westminster is a Home Rule Municipality in Adams and Jefferson counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. Westminster is a northwest suburb of Denver. The Westminster Municipal Center is located 9 miles north-northwest of the Colorado State Capitol. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the city population was 106,114 on April 1, 2010 Census. Westminster is the seventh most populous city in the state of Colorado and the 237th most populous city in the United States. Westminster is a part of the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area. In July 2006, it was ranked as the 24th best place to live in the USA by Money magazine.

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

To give you the places in colorado 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 Centennial State

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 colorado, 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 colorado, that meant a total of 42 cities. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Windsor
  2. Castle Pines
  3. Frederick

For more Colorado reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Colorado

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Denver, CO 693,417 34.4
2 Boulder, CO 107,360 28.7
3 Fort Collins, CO 162,511 29.1
4 Englewood, CO 33,820 36.2
5 Colorado Springs, CO 457,502 34.6
6 Northglenn, CO 38,918 33.3
7 Golden, CO 20,798 32.6
8 Thornton, CO 134,588 33.6
9 Durango, CO 18,321 34.4
10 Westminster, CO 112,747 36.7
11 Lakewood, CO 153,522 38.8
12 Superior, CO 13,014 36.1
13 Federal Heights, CO 12,645 30.5
14 Fountain, CO 29,339 30.2
15 Aurora, CO 363,550 34.4
16 Lafayette, CO 28,002 38.8
17 Parker, CO 52,563 34.7
18 Centennial, CO 109,505 41.2
19 Longmont, CO 93,244 37.7
20 Evans, CO 20,393 28.9
21 Steamboat Springs, CO 12,777 36.1
22 Greeley, CO 103,773 31.0
23 Wheat Ridge, CO 31,323 41.2
24 Lone Tree, CO 14,209 38.5
25 Fort Morgan, CO 11,309 34.2
26 Littleton, CO 47,035 40.9
27 Louisville, CO 20,705 42.1
28 Broomfield, CO 66,120 37.7
29 Loveland, CO 75,395 40.5
30 Castle Rock, CO 59,680 35.2
31 Sterling, CO 13,775 35.2
32 Grand Junction, CO 61,479 36.7
33 Pueblo, CO 109,985 37.5
34 Arvada, CO 117,251 40.5
35 Erie, CO 22,965 36.8
36 Firestone, CO 13,109 35.2
37 Brighton, CO 39,054 32.9
38 Fruita, CO 13,145 37.7
39 Montrose, CO 19,096 44.2
40 Frederick, CO 12,138 35.6
41 Castle Pines, CO 10,573 42.0
42 Windsor, CO 25,232 38.8

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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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