Best Cities For Singles In Maine For 2020

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

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Are you trying to find love in Maine?

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

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

  1. Portland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Bangor (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Biddeford (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Westbrook (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Waterville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Augusta (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. South Portland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Bath (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Rockland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Lewiston (Photos | Homes For Sale)

So, what was the best city for singles in Maine? Portland ranks as the best place for singles in Maine 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 maine? That would be Gardiner.

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 maine or the safest places to live in maine.

For more Maine reading, check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Maine For 2020

Portland, ME

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Population: 66,735
Median Age: 36.2
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 20.2%
More on Portland: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Portland is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Maine, with a population of 66,937 as of 2016. This makes it the fourth least populous city in the U.S. to be the most populous in its state. The Greater Portland metropolitan area is home to over half a million people, more than one-third of Maine's total population. The Old Port district is frequented by tourists, while Portland Head Light is also a destination. The city seal depicts a phoenix rising from ashes, which is a reference to the recoveries from four devastating fires. Portland was named after the English Isle of Portland, and the city of Portland, Oregon, was in turn named after Portland, Maine.

Review Of Portland by HomeSnacks User

I feel very safe in the town. It has a very small town feel to it. It has excellent restaurants and some of the best Lobster Rolls anywhere in the country. I love the cobblestone streets and the old town look.

The downtown is full of bars and restaurants. Fresh seafood all around the city.

Bangor, ME

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Population: 32,098
Median Age: 37.6
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 23.3%
More on Bangor: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. state of Maine. The city proper has a population of 33,039, while the Bangor metropolitan area has a population of 153,746. Bangor is known as the "Queen City" of Maine.

Biddeford, ME

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Population: 21,452
Median Age: 37.3
Married households: 26.0%
Households with kids: 21.8%
More on Biddeford: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Biddeford is a city in York County, Maine, United States. It is the principal commercial center of York County. The population was 21,277 at the 2010 census. Twin city of Saco, Biddeford includes the resort community of Biddeford Pool, Fortunes Rocks and Granite Point. The town is the site of the University of New England and the annual La Kermesse Franco-Americaine Festival. First visited by Europeans in 1616, it is the site of one of the earliest European settlements in the United States.

Westbrook, ME

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Population: 18,417
Median Age: 40.9
Married households: 28.0%
Households with kids: 22.3%
More on Westbrook: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Westbrook is a city in Cumberland County, Maine, United States and a suburb of Portland. The population was 17,494 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine metropolitan statistical area.

Waterville, ME

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Population: 16,515
Median Age: 40.7
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 21.8%
More on Waterville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Waterville is a city in Kennebec County of the U.S. state of Maine, United States, on the west bank of the Kennebec River. Home to Colby College and Thomas College, the population was 15,722 at the 2010 census. Waterville is also the latter of the cities which make up the Augusta-Waterville, ME Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Augusta, ME

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Population: 18,635
Median Age: 44.8
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 20.6%
More on Augusta: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Augusta is the capital of the U.S. state of Maine and the county seat of Kennebec County.

South Portland, ME

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Population: 25,515
Median Age: 41.5
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 26.8%
More on South Portland: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

South Portland is a city in Cumberland County, Maine, United States, and is the fourth-largest city in the state, incorporated in 1898. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 25,002. Known for its working waterfront, South Portland is situated on Portland Harbor and overlooks the skyline of Portland and the islands of Casco Bay. Due to South Portland's close proximity to air, marine, rail, and highway transportation options, the city has become a center for retail and industry in the region.

Review Of South Portland by HomeSnacks User

I have lived here for over 20 years, the town is still great but the character has changed tremendously-very precious and pricey now. I couldn't afford my own neighborhood if I were buying now. Planning to move out in a few years because of it.

We like the lighthouses and beaches. About a dozen unnecessary coffee shops have opened up, which to me only highlights the tedious hipsterism that permeates the town now.

Bath, ME

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Population: 8,320
Median Age: 42.0
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 27.9%
More on Bath: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Bath is a city in Sagadahoc County, Maine, in the United States. The population was 8,514 at the 2010 census, and 8,357 as of 2013, the population has had a change of -10.2% since 2000. It is the county seat of Sagadahoc County, which includes one city and 10 towns. The city is popular with tourists, many drawn by its 19th-century architecture. It is home to the Bath Iron Works and Heritage Days Festival, held annually on the Fourth of July weekend. It is commonly known as "The City of Ships." Bath is part of the metropolitan statistical area of Greater Portland.

Rockland, ME

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Population: 7,190
Median Age: 40.8
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 23.7%
More on Rockland: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,297. It is the county seat of Knox County. The city is a popular tourist destination. It is a departure point for the Maine State Ferry Service to the islands of Penobscot Bay: Vinalhaven, North Haven and Matinicus.

Lewiston, ME

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Population: 36,097
Median Age: 39.7
Married households: 29.0%
Households with kids: 24.4%
More on Lewiston: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Lewiston is the second largest city in Maine and the most central city in Androscoggin County. The city borders the coastal sideways of the Gulf of Maine and is south of Augusta, the state's capital and north of Portland, the cultural hub of Maine. It is one-half of the Lewiston-Auburn Metropolitan Statistical Area, commonly referred to as "L.A." or "L-A." Lewiston exerts a significant impact upon the diversity, religious variety, commerce, education, and economic power of Maine. It is known for a relatively low cost of living, substantial access to medical care, and an extremely low violent crime rate. While the dominant language spoken in the city is English, it is home to the largest French-speaking population in the United States while it is second to St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, in percentage of speakers.

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

To give you the places in maine 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 Pine Tree 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 maine, 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 2,000 people. For maine, that meant a total of 20 cities. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Gardiner
  2. Belfast
  3. Ellsworth

For more Maine reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Maine

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Portland, ME 66,735 36.2
2 Bangor, ME 32,098 37.6
3 Biddeford, ME 21,452 37.3
4 Westbrook, ME 18,417 40.9
5 Waterville, ME 16,515 40.7
6 Augusta, ME 18,635 44.8
7 South Portland, ME 25,515 41.5
8 Bath, ME 8,320 42.0
9 Rockland, ME 7,190 40.8
10 Lewiston, ME 36,097 39.7
11 Hallowell, ME 2,506 39.5
12 Calais, ME 2,998 51.3
13 Auburn, ME 23,064 39.7
14 Presque Isle, ME 9,162 41.2
15 Caribou, ME 7,749 47.6
16 Brewer, ME 9,123 42.7
17 Saco, ME 19,342 41.7
18 Ellsworth, ME 7,960 46.3
19 Belfast, ME 6,696 48.9
20 Gardiner, ME 5,667 40.8

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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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