These Are The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Delaware For 2018


We used science and data to determine which cities in Delaware have the best set up for singles: no kids, no old people, and a lot to do.

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Are you trying to find love in Delaware?

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

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

  1. Newark (Photos)
  2. Felton
  3. Dover (Photos)
  4. Wilmington (Photos)
  5. Elsmere
  6. Newport
  7. Blades
  8. New Castle (Photos)
  9. Millsboro
  10. Bellefonte

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 Delaware? That would be Millville.

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 Delaware or the safest places to live in Delaware.

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

To give you the places in Delaware 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 First State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using the 2011-2015 American Community Survey Census data produced for the state of Delaware, 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 1,000 people. For Delaware, that meant a total of 29 cities.

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

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1. Newark

Newark, De

Population: 32,941
Median Age: 23.8
Married households: 41.1%
Households with kids: 17.5%
Newark (/nurk/ NEW-ark)[note 1] is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. It is located 12 miles (19 km) west-southwest of Wilmington. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city is 31,454. Newark is home to the University of Delaware, which is often regarded as a top ten ranked University in the United States.[citation needed]

2. Felton

Felton, De

Population: 1,566
Median Age: 34.2
Married households: 37.7%
Households with kids: 29.2%

3. Dover

Dover, De

Population: 37,351
Median Age: 29.5
Married households: 32.9%
Households with kids: 29.9%
Dover (/dovr/) is the capital and second-largest city in the U.S. state of Delaware. It is also the county seat of Kent County, and the principal city of the Dover, DE Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Kent County and is part of the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Camden, PA-NJ-DE-MD Combined Statistical Area. It is located on the St. Jones River in the Delaware River coastal plain. It was named by William Penn of Dover in Kent, England. As of 2010, the city had a population of 36,047.

4. Wilmington

Wilmington, De

Population: 71,502
Median Age: 35.3
Married households: 21.2%
Households with kids: 29.1%
Wilmington (Lenape: Paxahakink, Pakehakink) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Delaware. The city was built on the site of Fort Christina, the first Swedish settlement in North America. It is at the confluence of the Christina River and Brandywine River, near where the Christina flows into the Delaware River. It is the county seat of New Castle County and one of the major cities in the Delaware Valley metropolitan area. Wilmington was named by Proprietor Thomas Penn after his friend Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, who was prime minister in the reign of George II of Great Britain.

5. Elsmere

Elsmere, De

Population: 6,137
Median Age: 35.2
Married households: 32.2%
Households with kids: 33.0%
Elsmere is a town in New Castle County, Delaware, United States, bordering the city of Wilmington along Wilmington’s western border. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the town is 6,131.

6. Newport


Population: 1,075
Median Age: 35.2
Married households: 34.5%
Households with kids: 31.2%

7. Blades


Population: 1,302
Median Age: 34.6
Married households: 43.6%
Households with kids: 39.8%

8. New Castle

New Castle, De

Population: 5,372
Median Age: 46.0
Married households: 39.2%
Households with kids: 20.3%
New Castle is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, six miles (10 km) south of Wilmington, situated on the Delaware River. In 1900, 3,380 people lived here; in 1910, 3,351. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city is 5,285.

9. Millsboro

Millsboro, De

Population: 4,121
Median Age: 37.6
Married households: 35.9%
Households with kids: 31.6%

10. Bellefonte

Bellefonte, De

Population: 1,253
Median Age: 41.3
Married households: 49.6%
Households with kids: 30.4%

There You Have It – The Best Cities for Singles in Delaware

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

  1. Millville
  2. Selbyville
  3. Cheswold

For more Delaware reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Delaware

City Rank Population Median Age
Newark 1 32,941 23.8
Felton 2 1,566 34.2
Dover 3 37,351 29.5
Wilmington 4 71,502 35.3
Elsmere 5 6,137 35.2
Newport 6 1,075 35.2
Blades 7 1,302 34.6
New Castle 8 5,372 46.0
Millsboro 9 4,121 37.6
Bellefonte 10 1,253 41.3
Laurel 11 3,984 25.4
Rehoboth Beach 12 1,119 65.3
Smyrna 13 11,081 36.0
Milton 14 2,756 46.0
Seaford 15 7,417 38.9
Townsend 16 2,320 29.9
Wyoming 17 1,575 34.3
Milford 18 10,532 36.8
Greenwood 19 1,280 31.8
Delmar 20 1,792 32.6
Ocean View 21 2,087 59.7
Harrington 22 3,688 28.4
Clayton 23 3,080 31.2
Lewes 24 2,955 66.3
Bridgeville 25 2,397 55.9
Camden 26 3,494 34.5
Cheswold 27 1,123 41.0
Selbyville 28 2,268 38.0
Millville 29 1,611 41.7

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