These Are The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Kentucky For 2019


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.

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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 2019. Try not to jump in the car with a dozen roses:

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

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.

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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 2013-2017 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.

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

Newport, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 15,219
Median Age: 35.6
Married households: 25.9%
Households with kids: 19.4%
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.

Covington, KY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 40,578
Median Age: 35.8
Married households: 29.9%
Households with kids: 21.9%
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

7.5
/10

Population: 11,394
Median Age: 36.4
Married households: 32.9%
Households with kids: 20.1%
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.

Campbellsville, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 11,364
Median Age: 32.4
Married households: 37.3%
Households with kids: 27.1%
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.

St. Matthews, KY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 17,993
Median Age: 37.5
Married households: 30.7%
Households with kids: 17.6%
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.

Murray, KY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 18,900
Median Age: 25.4
Married households: 31.4%
Households with kids: 23.5%
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.

Bowling Green, KY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 64,302
Median Age: 27.2
Married households: 35.5%
Households with kids: 26.5%
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.

Shively, KY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 15,701
Median Age: 38.7
Married households: 30.8%
Households with kids: 25.2%
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.

Richmond, KY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 33,993
Median Age: 25.8
Married households: 28.8%
Households with kids: 23.6%
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.

Winchester, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 18,364
Median Age: 39.3
Married households: 39.3%
Households with kids: 23.4%
More on Winchester: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Winchester is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Clark County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 18,368 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Lexington-Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area.

There You Have It – The Best Cities for Singles in Kentucky for 2019

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. Fort Thomas
  3. Madisonville

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Kentucky

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Newport, KY 15,219 35.6
2 Covington, KY 40,578 35.8
3 Lyndon, KY 11,394 36.4
4 Campbellsville, KY 11,364 32.4
5 St. Matthews, KY 17,993 37.5
6 Murray, KY 18,900 25.4
7 Bowling Green, KY 64,302 27.2
8 Shively, KY 15,701 38.7
9 Richmond, KY 33,993 25.8
10 Winchester, KY 18,364 39.3
11 Frankfort, KY 27,453 38.2
12 Erlanger, KY 18,674 37.4
13 Jeffersontown, KY 27,406 39.9
14 Bardstown, KY 13,034 33.8
15 Radcliff, KY 22,718 33.8
16 Georgetown, KY 32,142 32.4
17 Florence, KY 31,603 38.1
18 Mount Washington, KY 14,285 36.0
19 Owensboro, KY 58,791 37.8
20 Berea, KY 14,927 29.5
21 Hopkinsville, KY 31,741 35.2
22 Elizabethtown, KY 29,794 36.3
23 Somerset, KY 11,334 42.3
24 Shelbyville, KY 15,318 35.2
25 Lawrenceburg, KY 11,087 35.7
26 Paducah, KY 24,879 41.0
27 Shepherdsville, KY 12,006 32.2
28 Henderson, KY 28,859 40.0
29 Independence, KY 26,772 34.3
30 Ashland, KY 21,035 39.1
31 Nicholasville, KY 29,547 35.7
32 Danville, KY 16,657 36.6
33 Madisonville, KY 19,303 37.8
34 Fort Thomas, KY 16,254 40.3
35 Glasgow, KY 14,318 43.2

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