Best Cities For Singles In Idaho For 2020


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

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Are you trying to find love in Idaho?

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

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

  1. Moscow (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Rexburg (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Coeur d'Alene (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Nampa (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Mountain Home (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Jerome (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Caldwell (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Idaho Falls (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Meridian (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Post Falls (Photos | Homes For Sale)

So, what was the best city for singles in Idaho? Moscow ranks as the best place for singles in Idaho 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 idaho? That would be Kuna.

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 idaho or the safest places to live in idaho.

For more Idaho reading, check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Idaho For 2020

Moscow, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 25,174
Median Age: 24.7
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 18.0%
More on Moscow: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Moscow is a city in northern Idaho along the state border with Washington, with a population of 23,800 at the 2010 census. The county seat and largest city of Latah County, Moscow is the home of the University of Idaho, the state's land grant institution and primary research university, as well as the home of New Saint Andrews College, a Christian liberal arts college.

Review Of Moscow by HomeSnacks User

I was born in Napma, raised on a farm in Homedale, went to school in Marsing, graduated from Weiser and then moved to Moscow. I kind of agree with the article, which does state it is opinion based! I certainly prefer northern Idaho to southern for sure. I definitely feel safer in norther Idaho than southern, people are more friendly too.

Rexburg, ID

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 27,957
Median Age: 23.2
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 36.4%
More on Rexburg: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Rexburg is a city in Madison County, Idaho, United States. The population was 25,484 at the 2010 census, up from 17,257 in 2000. The city is the county seat of Madison County and its largest city. Rexburg is the principal city of the Rexburg, ID Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Fremont and Madison Counties. The city is home to Brigham Young University-Idaho, a private institution operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Coeur D

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 49,609
Median Age: 36.7
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 28.7%
More on Coeur D'alene: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Coeur d'Alene KOR d-LAYN) is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. It is the principal city of the Coeur d'Alene Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of Coeur d'Alene was 44,137. The city is a satellite city of Spokane, which is located about 30 miles to the west, in the state of Washington. The two cities are the key components of the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene Combined Statistical Area, of which Coeur d'Alene is the third-largest city. Coeur d'Alene is the largest city in northern Idaho Panhandle. The city is situated on the north shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene, 25 miles in length. Locally, Coeur d'Alene is known as the "Lake City", or simply called by its initials: "CDA".

Nampa, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 91,663
Median Age: 31.9
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 38.0%
More on Nampa: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Nampa ) is the largest city of Canyon County, Idaho. The population of Nampa was 81,557 at the 2010 census making it the second-most populous city in Idaho. Nampa is located about 20 miles west of Boise along Interstate 84, and six miles west of Meridian. Nampa is the second principal city of the Boise-Nampa metropolitan area. The name "Nampa" may have come from a Shoshoni word meaning either moccasin or footprint.

Mountain Home, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 13,998
Median Age: 31.3
Married households: 8.0%
Households with kids: 34.6%
More on Mountain Home: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Review Of Mountain Home by HomeSnacks User

The crime rate is under control. As a perfect town for cheap living for retirement. I have lived here for over 6 years coming from Washington it really nice small town. Great changes coming for things to do. Your 35 miles from Boise if you need things that My. Home doesnt have. Come and enjoy the easy life.

The parks are well taken care of.

Jerome, ID

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 11,503
Median Age: 29.8
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 39.9%
More on Jerome: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Caldwell, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 53,205
Median Age: 29.7
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 44.3%
More on Caldwell: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Caldwell is a city in and the county seat of Canyon County, Idaho, United States. The population was 46,237 at the 2010 census.

Idaho Falls, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 60,147
Median Age: 33.3
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 35.9%
More on Idaho Falls: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population of Idaho Falls was 56,813, with a metro population of 136,108. As of 2016, the population was estimated at 60,211.

Meridian, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 97,008
Median Age: 36.0
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 35.3%
More on Meridian: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Meridian is a city located in Ada County in the US state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population of Meridian was 75,092 making it the third largest city in Idaho after Boise and Nampa. A 2015 estimate placed the population at approximately 90,739. Meridian is the state's fastest-growing city, with an 81.5 percent increase in population since 2000.

Post Falls, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 31,945
Median Age: 34.3
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 38.3%
More on Post Falls: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Post Falls is a city in Kootenai County, Idaho, between Coeur d'Alene and Spokane, Washington. It is both a suburb of Coeur d'Alene, to the east; and a bedroom community to Spokane, to the west. The population was 27,574 at the 2010 census, up from 17,247 in 2000 census, making it Idaho's tenth largest city. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated 2014 population is 30,123.

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

To give you the places in idaho 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 Gem 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 idaho, 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 idaho, that meant a total of 20 cities. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Kuna
  2. Hayden
  3. Lewiston

For more Idaho reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Idaho

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Moscow, ID 25,174 24.7
2 Rexburg, ID 27,957 23.2
3 Coeur D'alene, ID 49,609 36.7
4 Nampa, ID 91,663 31.9
5 Mountain Home, ID 13,998 31.3
6 Jerome, ID 11,503 29.8
7 Caldwell, ID 53,205 29.7
8 Idaho Falls, ID 60,147 33.3
9 Meridian, ID 97,008 36.0
10 Post Falls, ID 31,945 34.3
11 Eagle, ID 25,075 45.5
12 Burley, ID 10,373 30.3
13 Twin Falls, ID 48,225 32.8
14 Chubbuck, ID 14,728 32.2
15 Pocatello, ID 55,162 31.9
16 Blackfoot, ID 11,854 30.9
17 Ammon, ID 15,403 30.8
18 Lewiston, ID 32,604 40.8
19 Hayden, ID 14,380 42.7
20 Kuna, ID 18,445 28.9

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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.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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