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


We used science and data to determine which cities in Kansas 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 Kansas?

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

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

  1. Lawrence
  2. Hays (Photos)
  3. Manhattan (Photos)
  4. Pittsburg (Photos)
  5. Emporia (Photos)
  6. Wichita (Photos)
  7. Merriam
  8. Salina (Photos)
  9. Topeka (Photos)
  10. Derby

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 Kansas? That would be Lansing.

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 Kansas or the safest places to live in Kansas.

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

To give you the places in Kansas 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 Sunflower 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 Kansas, 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 Kansas, that meant a total of 30 cities.

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

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1. Lawrence

Lawrence, Ks

Population: 92,611
Median Age: 27.3
Married households: 36.7%
Households with kids: 23.7%

2. Hays

Hays, Ks

Population: 21,073
Median Age: 29.8
Married households: 40.2%
Households with kids: 23.8%

3. Manhattan

Manhattan, Ks

Population: 55,909
Median Age: 24.6
Married households: 38.0%
Households with kids: 22.6%

4. Pittsburg

Pittsburg, Ks

Population: 20,399
Median Age: 25.8
Married households: 35.7%
Households with kids: 25.8%

5. Emporia

Emporia, Ks

Population: 24,707
Median Age: 29.4
Married households: 37.0%
Households with kids: 31.4%

6. Wichita

Wichita, Ks

Source: Public domain

Population: 388,033
Median Age: 34.4
Married households: 43.6%
Households with kids: 31.7%

7. Merriam

Merriam, Ks

Population: 11,248
Median Age: 38.4
Married households: 39.1%
Households with kids: 20.7%

8. Salina

Salina, Ks

Population: 47,676
Median Age: 36.9
Married households: 44.8%
Households with kids: 29.9%

9. Topeka

Topeka, Ks

Population: 127,472
Median Age: 36.9
Married households: 39.7%
Households with kids: 28.8%

10. Derby


Population: 23,847
Median Age: 35.4
Married households: 58.3%
Households with kids: 35.4%

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

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

  1. Lansing
  2. Andover
  3. Shawnee

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Kansas

City Rank Population Median Age
Lawrence 1 92,611 27.3
Hays 2 21,073 29.8
Manhattan 3 55,909 24.6
Pittsburg 4 20,399 25.8
Emporia 5 24,707 29.4
Wichita 6 388,033 34.4
Merriam 7 11,248 38.4
Salina 8 47,676 36.9
Topeka 9 127,472 36.9
Derby 10 23,847 35.4
Liberal 11 20,709 28.9
Haysville 12 11,393 34.0
Hutchinson 13 41,661 38.7
Overland Park 14 183,775 38.1
El Dorado 15 13,102 35.6
Olathe 16 132,787 34.4
Gardner 17 20,667 31.4
Atchison 18 10,798 30.1
Mcpherson 19 13,212 39.8
Winfield 20 12,283 35.8
Leawood 21 33,763 45.2
Newton 22 19,103 38.2
Lenexa 23 51,206 36.7
Great Bend 24 15,741 37.9
Parsons 25 10,111 36.7
Leavenworth 26 35,948 34.8
Ottawa 27 12,433 36.1
Shawnee 28 64,444 37.8
Andover 29 12,477 34.2
Lansing 30 11,706 37.6

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