Are you trying to find love in Georgia?
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 Georgia, there’s a pretty good chance there are a lot of singles in your area. The Peach 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 Georgia? We’ve got the answers here.
These are the best cities for singles in Georgia. Try not to jump in the car with a dozen roses:
- Statesboro (Photos)
- Atlanta (Photos)
- Clarkston (Photos)
- Valdosta (Photos)
- Forest Park (Photos)
- Chamblee (Photos)
- East Point (Photos)
- Savannah (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 Georgia? That would be Milton.
How do you determine which city is best for singles in Georgia anyways?
To give you the places in Georgia 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 Peach 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 Georgia, 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 Georgia, that meant a total of 80 cities.
Read on to see why Statesboro is the talk of the town while Milton is probably a bit on the boring side.
Median Age: 22.3
Married households: 21.7%
Households with kids: 23.8%
Statesboro is the largest city and county seat of Bulloch County, Georgia, United States, located in the southeastern part of the state.
Median Age: 33.5
Married households: 24.2%
Households with kids: 20.9%
Atlanta is the capital and most populous city of the State of Georgia in the United States. With an estimated 2016 population of 472,522, it is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5.7 million people and the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Atlanta is the seat of Fulton County and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County.
Median Age: 27.0
Married households: 25.3%
Households with kids: 19.9%
Milledgeville is a city in and the county seat of Baldwin County in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is northeast of Macon and bordered on the east by the Oconee River. The rapid current of the river here made this an attractive location to build a city. It was the capital of Georgia from 1804 to 1868, notably during the American Civil War. Milledgeville was preceded as the capital city by Louisville and was succeeded by Atlanta, the current capital. Today U.S. Highway 441 connects Milledgeville to Madison, Athens, and Dublin.
Median Age: 33.4
Married households: 38.7%
Households with kids: 24.3%
Brookhaven is a city in the northeastern suburbs of Atlanta and is located in western DeKalb County, Georgia, United States, directly northeast of Atlanta. On July 31, 2012, Brookhaven was approved in a referendum to become DeKalb County’s 11th city. Incorporation officially took place on December 17, 2012, on which date municipal operations commenced. With a population of around 49,000, it is the largest city in DeKalb County. The new city stretches over 12 square miles.
Median Age: 28.1
Married households: 35.1%
Households with kids: 45.9%
Median Age: 27.6
Married households: 32.3%
Households with kids: 30.1%
Valdosta is a city in and the county seat of Lowndes County, located on the southern border of Georgia, United States. As of 2013, Valdosta has a total population of 56,481, and is the 14th largest city in Georgia.
7. Forest Park
Median Age: 32.2
Married households: 34.8%
Households with kids: 35.0%
Forest Park is a city in Clayton County, Georgia, United States. It is located approximately nine miles (14 km) south of Atlanta and is part of the Atlanta?Sandy Springs?Marietta Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 18,468.
Median Age: 31.4
Married households: 34.2%
Households with kids: 26.9%
Chamblee (Sham-blee) is a city in northern DeKalb County, Georgia, United States, northeast of Atlanta. The population was 9,892 at the 2010 census.
9. East Point
Median Age: 35.7
Married households: 22.1%
Households with kids: 26.1%
East Point is a suburban city located southwest of the neighborhoods of Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 33,712. The city name is derived from being at the opposite end of the former Atlanta & West Point Railroad from West Point.
Median Age: 31.8
Married households: 30.1%
Households with kids: 28.1%
Savannah (/svæn/) is the oldest city in the U.S. state of Georgia and is the county seat of Chatham County. Established in 1733 on the Savannah River, the city of Savannah became the British colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia. A strategic port city in the American Revolution and during the American Civil War, Savannah is today an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport. It is Georgia’s fifth-largest city and third-largest metropolitan area.
There You Have It – The Best Cities for Singles in Georgia
If you’re looking for a breakdown of cities in Georgia 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 Georgia according to the data:
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