Best Cities For Singles In Connecticut For 2020


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

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Are you trying to find love in Connecticut?

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

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

  1. New London (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. New Haven (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. West Haven (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Bridgeport (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Hartford (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. New Britain (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Stamford (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Danbury (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Ansonia (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Middletown (Photos | Homes For Sale)

So, what was the best city for singles in Connecticut? New London ranks as the best place for singles in Connecticut 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 connecticut? That would be Shelton.

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 connecticut or the safest places to live in connecticut.

For more Connecticut reading, check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Connecticut For 2020

New London, CT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 27,032
Median Age: 31.0
Married households: 7.0%
Households with kids: 28.3%
More on New London: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

New London is a seaport city and a port of entry on the northeast coast of the United States. It is located at the mouth of the Thames River in New London County, Southeastern Connecticut.

New Haven, CT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 130,529
Median Age: 30.6
Married households: 7.0%
Households with kids: 28.7%
More on New Haven: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

New Haven, in the U.S. state of Connecticut, is the principal municipality in Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010. It is located on New Haven Harbor on the northern shore of Long Island Sound in New Haven County, Connecticut, and is part of the New York metropolitan area. It is the second-largest city in Connecticut, with a population of 129,779 people as of the 2010 United States Census. According to a census of 1 July 2012, by the Census Bureau, the city had a population of 130,741.

Review Of New Haven by HomeSnacks User

There is something for everyone to do. There are many colleges in the area to visit

There are so many places to eat at. New Haven is known for its pizza!

West Haven, CT

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 54,918
Median Age: 35.8
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 29.0%
More on West Haven: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

West Haven is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. At the 2010 census, the population of the city was 55,564.

Bridgeport, CT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 146,417
Median Age: 33.8
Married households: 7.0%
Households with kids: 36.1%
More on Bridgeport: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Bridgeport is a seaport city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is the largest city in the state and is located in Fairfield County at the mouth of the Pequonnock River on Long Island Sound. Bridgeport had a population of 144,229 during the 2010 Census, making it also the 5th-most populous in New England. It is bordered by the towns of Trumbull to the north, Fairfield to the west, and Stratford to the east. The Greater Bridgeport area is the 48th-largest urban area in the United States. Located 60 miles from Manhattan and 40 miles from the Bronx, Bridgeport is also part of the New York metropolitan area.

Review Of Bridgeport by HomeSnacks User

I'm from Bridgeport and yes our taxes are high but I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Bridgeport is improving for the better no matter what you think.

Where else in Connecticut can you enjoy the zoo, the beach, multiple parks, free outdoor music every week in the summer,out door movie nights, arts festivals, vibes, the theater, catch the ferry and so much more!!!! I am tired of everyone talking about Bridgeport, there are worst places to live.

Hartford, CT

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Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 123,628
Median Age: 31.5
Married households: 5.0%
Households with kids: 32.8%
More on Hartford: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. It was the seat of Hartford County until Connecticut disbanded county government in 1960. As of the 2010 Census, Hartford's population was 124,775, making it Connecticut's third-largest city after the coastal cities of Bridgeport and New Haven. Census Bureau estimates since then have indicated Hartford's fall to fourth place statewide, as a result of sustained population growth in the coastal city of Stamford.

Review Of Hartford by HomeSnacks User

Hartford is a miserable crime riddled city without any positive attributes. The restaurants are sub-par. The crime rate is through the roof. It is not uncommon to see prostitutes and pimps. You can't drive more than a couple blocks before you see a drug deal. The mayor is an idiot and is doing nothing to turn his awful city around. Now, the City of Hartford thinks the State of Connecticut should bail them out.

There is nothing worthwhile in this city. The baseball team is a complete joke. The restaurants are sub-par. The parks are heroine needle filled. The roads are full of potholes. The hospitals frequently treat people with gun shot wounds and stabbings. Avoid Hartford, Connecticut at all costs.

New Britain, CT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 72,839
Median Age: 33.9
Married households: 11.0%
Households with kids: 30.1%
More on New Britain: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

New Britain is a city in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. It is located approximately 9 miles southwest of Hartford. According to 2010 Census, the population of the city is 73,206.

Stamford, CT

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 129,026
Median Age: 37.2
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 30.1%
More on Stamford: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Stamford is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 122,643. As of July 1, 2014, according to the Census Bureau, the population of Stamford had risen to 128,278, making it the third-largest city in the state and the seventh-largest city in New England. Approximately 30 miles from Manhattan, Stamford is in the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro area which is a part of the Greater New York metropolitan area.

Review Of Stamford by HomeSnacks User

Schools in this area are great, low crime rates as well. Housing can be a bit pricey but the scenery of this city is beautiful.

Brennans, a hidden pub in a dead end street has to be my favorite place to drink as well as to eat. Their food is phenomenal, the greatest thing along with this is that its right next to the beach so you can spend time at the beach then walk to the bar.

Danbury, CT

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 84,479
Median Age: 37.8
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 32.9%
More on Danbury: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Danbury is a city in northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, located along the Still River approximately 70 miles northeast of New York's city center. Danbury's population at the 2010 census was 80,893. Danbury is the fourth most populous city in Fairfield County, and seventh among Connecticut cities. The city is within the New York combined statistical area and Bridgeport metropolitan area.

Review Of Danbury by HomeSnacks User

I grew up in Danbury on the Brookfield line, where it was absolutely beautiful. Downtown used to be so cute & quaint with genuine cobblestone streets.

Ansonia, CT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 18,860
Median Age: 39.6
Married households: 27.0%
Households with kids: 26.4%
More on Ansonia: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Ansonia is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States, on the Naugatuck River, immediately north of Derby, and about 12 miles northwest of New Haven. The population was 19,249 at the 2010 census. The ZIP code for Ansonia is 06401. The city is served by the Metro-North Railroad. Ansonia Station is a stop on the railroad passenger commuter service's Waterbury line, connecting to New York's Grand Central Terminal. Ansonia also is served by the Connecticut Transit bus carrier. Connecticut Route 8 serves Ansonia.

Middletown, CT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 46,473
Median Age: 36.6
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 25.1%
More on Middletown: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Middletown is a city located in Middlesex County, Connecticut, along the Connecticut River, in the central part of the state, 16 miles south of Hartford. In 1650, it was incorporated as a town under its original Indian name, Mattabeseck. It received its present name in 1653. Middletown was included within Hartford County upon its creation on May 10, 1666. In 1784, the central settlement was incorporated as a city distinct from the town. Both were included within newly formed Middlesex County in May 1785. In 1923, the City of Middletown was consolidated with the Town, making the city limits of the city quite extensive.

Review Of Middletown by HomeSnacks User

There is a lot to do in Middletown. There are fireworks over the river around the 4th of July, plenary of places to eat and shop, and plenary of school option.

The food on Main Street is awesome. There are a ton of choices for food. The toy store is also amazing.

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

To give you the places in connecticut 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 Constitution 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 connecticut, 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 12,000 people. For connecticut, that meant a total of 20 cities. You can download the data here.

Read on to see why New London is the talk of the town while Shelton is probably a bit on the boring side.

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

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

  1. Shelton
  2. Torrington
  3. Bristol

For more Connecticut reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Connecticut

Rank City Population Median Age
1 New London, CT 27,032 31.0
2 New Haven, CT 130,529 30.6
3 West Haven, CT 54,918 35.8
4 Bridgeport, CT 146,417 33.8
5 Hartford, CT 123,628 31.5
6 New Britain, CT 72,839 33.9
7 Stamford, CT 129,026 37.2
8 Danbury, CT 84,479 37.8
9 Ansonia, CT 18,860 39.6
10 Middletown, CT 46,473 36.6
11 Waterbury, CT 108,672 35.0
12 Milford, CT 52,349 45.2
13 Norwalk, CT 88,436 39.7
14 Naugatuck, CT 31,481 39.8
15 Meriden, CT 59,864 42.6
16 Norwich, CT 39,567 38.1
17 Derby, CT 12,596 40.6
18 Bristol, CT 60,308 40.2
19 Torrington, CT 34,737 44.6
20 Shelton, CT 41,155 47.2

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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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