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. Try not to jump in the car with a dozen roses:
- Moscow (Photos)
- Coeur d’Alene
- Caldwell (Photos)
- Idaho Falls (Photos)
- Rexburg (Photos)
- Nampa (Photos)
- Pocatello (Photos)
- Blackfoot (Photos)
- Chubbuck (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 Idaho? That would be Hayden.
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 2011-2015 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.
Read on to see why Moscow is the talk of the town while Hayden is probably a bit on the boring side.
Median Age: 24.5
Married households: 38.7%
Households with kids: 20.8%
Moscow (/msko/ MOSS-koh) 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.
2. Coeur D’alene
Median Age: 36.3
Married households: 43.7%
Households with kids: 28.7%
Coeur d’Alene (/kr dlen/ ( listen) 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 (48 km) 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 (after Spokane and its largest suburb, Spokane Valley). 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 (40 km) in length. Locally, Coeur d’Alene is known as the ‘Lake City’, or simply called by its initials: ‘CDA’.
Median Age: 29.6
Married households: 49.0%
Households with kids: 42.9%
Caldwell is a city in and the county seat of Canyon County, Idaho, United States. The population was 46,237 at the 2010 census.
4. Idaho Falls
Median Age: 33.1
Married households: 51.4%
Households with kids: 36.6%
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[update], the population was estimated at 60,211.
Median Age: 23.0
Married households: 72.8%
Households with kids: 33.5%
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 (BYU-Idaho), a private institution operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
Median Age: 31.1
Married households: 49.7%
Households with kids: 39.5%
Nampa (/næmp/ ( listen)) 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 (32 km) west of Boise along Interstate 84, and six miles (10 km) 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.
Median Age: 28.2
Married households: 52.8%
Households with kids: 40.5%
Median Age: 31.4
Married households: 45.3%
Households with kids: 32.2%
Pocatello (/poktlo/ ( listen)) is the county seat and largest city of Bannock County, with a small portion on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in neighboring Power County, in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Idaho. It is the principal city of the Pocatello metropolitan area, which encompasses all of Bannock county. As of the 2010 census the population of Pocatello was 54,255.
Median Age: 30.5
Married households: 52.4%
Households with kids: 41.9%
Blackfoot is a city in Bingham County, Idaho, United States. The population was 11,899 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Bingham County. Blackfoot boasts the largest potato industry in any one area, and is known as the ‘Potato Capital of the World.’ It is the site of the Idaho Potato Museum (a museum and gift shop that displays and explains the history of Idaho’s potato industry), and the home of the world’s largest baked potato and potato chip. Blackfoot is also the location of the Eastern Idaho State Fair, which operates between Labor Day weekend and the following weekend.
Median Age: 32.7
Married households: 59.2%
Households with kids: 42.8%
There You Have It – The Best Cities for Singles in Idaho
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:
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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Idaho