Are you trying to find love in Florida?
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 Florida, there’s a pretty good chance there are a lot of singles in your area. The Sunshine 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 Florida? We’ve got the answers here.
These are the best cities for singles in Florida. Try not to jump in the car with a dozen roses:
- Miami (Photos)
- North Miami (Photos)
- Gainesville (Photos)
- Miami Beach (Photos)
- Lake Worth (Photos)
- Dania Beach (Photos)
- Belle Glade (Photos)
- Sunny Isles Beach (Photos)
- Casselberry (Photos)
- Deerfield Beach (Photos)
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 Florida? That would be Minneola.
How do you determine which city is best for singles in Florida anyways?
To give you the places in Florida 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 Sunshine 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 Florida, 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 Florida, that meant a total of 157 cities.
Read on to see why Miami is the talk of the town while Minneola is probably a bit on the boring side.
Median Age: 39.7
Married households: 30.5%
Households with kids: 25.1%
Miami (/maæmi/; Spanish pronunciation: [miami]) is a major port city on the Atlantic coast of south Florida in the southeastern United States. As the seat of Miami-Dade County, the municipality is the principal, central, and the most populous city of the Miami metropolitan area and part of the second-most populous metropolis in the southeastern United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Miami’s metro area is the eighth-most populous and fourth-largest urban area in the U.S., with a population of around 5.5 million.
2. North Miami
Median Age: 34.6
Married households: 35.1%
Households with kids: 34.3%
North Miami is a suburban city located in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, about 10 miles (16 km) north of Miami. The city lies on Biscayne Bay and hosts the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University, and the North Miami campus of Johnson & Wales University. Originally the town of ‘Arch Creek’, the area was incorporated as the ‘Town of Miami Shores’, which was renamed the ‘Town of North Miami’ in 1931. It was reincorporated as a city in 1953.
Median Age: 25.7
Married households: 25.9%
Households with kids: 16.8%
Gainesville is the county seat and largest city in Alachua County, Florida, United States, and the principal city of the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The population of Gainesville in the 2013 US Census estimates was 127,488, a 2.4% growth from 2010. Gainesville is the largest city in the region of North Central Florida. It is also a component of the Gainesville-Lake City Combined Statistical Area, which had a 2013 population of 337,925.
4. Miami Beach
Median Age: 41.5
Married households: 30.2%
Households with kids: 17.0%
Miami Beach is a coastal resort city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. It was incorporated on March 26, 1915. The municipality is located on natural and man-made barrier islands between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, the latter of which separates the Beach from Miami. The neighborhood of South Beach, comprising the southernmost 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) of Miami Beach, along with downtown Miami and the Port of Miami, collectively form the commercial center of South Florida. As of the 2010 census, Miami Beach had a total population of 87,779. It has been one of America’s pre-eminent beach resorts since the early 20th century.
5. Lake Worth
Median Age: 36.0
Married households: 30.1%
Households with kids: 31.0%
Lake Worth is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States, which takes its name from the body of water along its eastern border known as the Lake Worth Lagoon. The lake itself was named for General William J. Worth, who led U.S. forces during the last part of the Second Seminole War. As of 2010[update], the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau was 34,910. The city is included in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach Metropolitan Area, which is home to approximately 5,563,857 people.
6. Dania Beach
Median Age: 40.2
Married households: 31.0%
Households with kids: 24.1%
Dania Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city’s population was 29,639. It is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census. Dania Beach is the location of one of the largest jai alai frontons in the United States, The Casino at Dania Beach. It was formerly the location for two amusement centers; one named Boomers! (formerly Grand Prix Race-O-Rama), which housed the Dania Beach Hurricane roller coaster, and the other being Pirate’s World amusement park, which was featured in Barry Mahon’s Thumbelina. It is also former home to the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum.
7. Belle Glade
Median Age: 32.3
Married households: 29.9%
Households with kids: 40.6%
Belle Glade is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States on the southeastern shore of Lake Okeechobee. According to the U.S Census estimates of 2011, the city had a population of 17,667.
Median Age: 48.6
Married households: 38.8%
Households with kids: 15.7%
Sunny Isles Beach (SIB, officially City of Sunny Isles Beach) is a city located on a barrier island in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The city is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Intracoastal Waterway on the west.
Median Age: 38.7
Married households: 39.6%
Households with kids: 20.5%
Casselberry is a city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. The population was 26,241 at the 2010 census. The city is usually considered linked to the Orlando?Kissimmee?Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area.
10. Deerfield Beach
Median Age: 42.9
Married households: 34.9%
Households with kids: 23.9%
Deerfield Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. It is located just south of the Palm Beach County line. The city is named for the numerous deer that once roamed the area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 75,018. It is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people at the 2015 census.
There You Have It – The Best Cities for Singles in Florida
If you’re looking for a breakdown of cities in Florida 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 Florida according to the data:
- Palm Coast
- North Port
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