Best Cities For Singles In Kentucky For 2020


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

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Are you trying to find love in Kentucky?

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

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

  1. Newport (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Murray (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Covington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Lyndon (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Bowling Green (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. St. Matthews (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Erlanger (Homes For Sale)
  8. Richmond (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Shively (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Campbellsville (Photos | Homes For Sale)

So, what was the best city for singles in Kentucky? Newport ranks as the best place for singles in Kentucky 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 kentucky? That would be Glasgow.

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 kentucky or the safest places to live in kentucky.

For more Kentucky reading, check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Kentucky For 2020

Newport, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 15,152
Median Age: 35.9
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 23.5%
More on Newport: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Newport is a home rule-class city at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking rivers in Campbell County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 15,273 at the 2010 census. Historically, it was one of four county seats of Campbell County. Newport is part of the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area, which includes over 2 million inhabitants.

Murray, KY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 19,037
Median Age: 26.4
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 23.8%
More on Murray: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Murray is a home rule-class city in Calloway County, Kentucky, in the United States. It is the seat of Calloway County and the 20th-largest city in Kentucky. The city's population was 17,741 during the 2010 U.S. census, and its micropolitan area's population was 37,191.

Covington, KY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 40,552
Median Age: 36.0
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 26.1%
More on Covington: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Covington is a city in Kenton County, Kentucky, located at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers. Cincinnati, Ohio, lies to its north across the Ohio and Newport, Kentucky, to its east across the Licking. Part of the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky metropolitan area, Covington had a population of 40,640 at the time of the 2010 U.S. census, making it the fifth-most populous city in Kentucky. It is one of its county's two seats, along with Independence.

Lyndon, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 11,427
Median Age: 36.5
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 19.6%
More on Lyndon: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Lyndon is a home rule-class city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 9,369 at the 2000 U.S. census.

Bowling Green, KY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 65,731
Median Age: 27.2
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 30.1%
More on Bowling Green: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. As of 2016, its population of 65,234 made it the third most-populous city in the state after Louisville and Lexington; its metropolitan area had an estimated population of 165,732; and the combined statistical area it shares with Glasgow has an estimated population of 218,870.

St. Matthews, KY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 18,147
Median Age: 38.2
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 19.2%
More on St. Matthews: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

St. Matthews is a city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. It forms part of the Louisville Metro government but is separately incorporated as a home rule-class city. The population was 15,852 at the 2000 census, making it the 20th-largest city in the state.

Erlanger, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 18,776
Median Age: 38.1
Married households: 24.0%
Households with kids: 30.0%
More on Erlanger: Homes For Sale | Data

Richmond, KY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 34,566
Median Age: 26.3
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 24.2%
More on Richmond: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Richmond is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Madison County, Kentucky, United States. It is named after Richmond, Virginia, and is the home of Eastern Kentucky University. The population was 33,533 in 2015. Richmond is the third-largest city in the Bluegrass region and the state's sixth-largest city. Richmond serves as the center for work and shopping for south-central Kentucky. Richmond is the principal city of the Richmond-Berea Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Madison and Rockcastle counties.

Review Of Richmond by HomeSnacks User

I live in Richmond and know that most of the residents don't own their home and are unmarried due to being college students. I would assume this also affects salary. Maybe you should take that variable into consideration when posting researched statistics. Richmond is a known college town."

Shively, KY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 15,741
Median Age: 40.8
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 27.8%
More on Shively: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Shively is a home rule-class city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States and a suburb of Louisville within the Louisville Metro government. As of the 2010 Census, the city's population was 15,264, reflecting an increase of 107 from 15,157 in 2000.

Campbellsville, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 11,413
Median Age: 32.5
Married households: 29.0%
Households with kids: 30.8%
More on Campbellsville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Campbellsville is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Taylor County, Kentucky, United States. The population within city limits was 10,604 at the 2010 U.S. census. It is the site of Campbellsville University, a private institution. On the border is Green River Lake, established for flood control and now the center of a popular park.

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

To give you the places in kentucky 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 Bluegrass 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 kentucky, 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 11,000 people. For kentucky, that meant a total of 35 cities. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Glasgow
  2. Somerset
  3. Madisonville

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Kentucky

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Newport, KY 15,152 35.9
2 Murray, KY 19,037 26.4
3 Covington, KY 40,552 36.0
4 Lyndon, KY 11,427 36.5
5 Bowling Green, KY 65,731 27.2
6 St. Matthews, KY 18,147 38.2
7 Erlanger, KY 18,776 38.1
8 Richmond, KY 34,566 26.3
9 Shively, KY 15,741 40.8
10 Campbellsville, KY 11,413 32.5
11 Florence, KY 31,940 38.4
12 Radcliff, KY 22,693 34.1
13 Georgetown, KY 32,902 32.8
14 Berea, KY 15,188 30.6
15 Henderson, KY 28,800 40.5
16 Elizabethtown, KY 29,474 35.5
17 Jeffersontown, KY 28,178 40.2
18 Winchester, KY 18,413 38.2
19 Shelbyville, KY 15,660 35.9
20 Frankfort, KY 27,582 38.3
21 Fort Thomas, KY 16,313 39.7
22 Owensboro, KY 59,188 37.6
23 Independence, KY 27,183 34.2
24 Hopkinsville, KY 31,483 35.2
25 Mount Washington, KY 14,433 35.7
26 Paducah, KY 24,879 41.5
27 Danville, KY 16,685 36.6
28 Ashland, KY 20,822 38.9
29 Lawrenceburg, KY 11,272 34.7
30 Bardstown, KY 13,042 34.9
31 Nicholasville, KY 29,977 36.4
32 Shepherdsville, KY 12,117 32.3
33 Madisonville, KY 19,138 37.6
34 Somerset, KY 11,376 39.1
35 Glasgow, KY 14,370 43.3

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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.

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One thought on “Best Cities For Singles In Kentucky For 2020

  1. Obviously, you people have never been to and know absolutely nothing about Kentucky or else you wouldn’t have listed 32 of the 35 towns you listed-where there is absolutely NOTHING to do except go get drunk at a friend’s or stay home and drink. Seriously? You seriously recommended Frankfort? Do you people do ANY research?

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