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

We used science and data to determine which cities in Maryland 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 . This is our second time ranking the best cities for singles in Maryland.

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Are you trying to find love in Maryland?

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

These are the best cities for singles in Maryland for 2019. Try not to jump in the car with a dozen roses:

  1. Baltimore (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. College Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Laurel (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Hyattsville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Greenbelt (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Annapolis (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. New Carrollton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Salisbury (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Hagerstown (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Gaithersburg (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 Maryland? That would be Easton.

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 Maryland or the safest places to live in Maryland.

For more Maryland reading, check out:

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

To give you the places in Maryland 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 Old Line 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 Maryland, 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 12,000 people. For Maryland, that meant a total of 21 cities.

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

Baltimore, MD

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Population: 619,796
Median Age: 35.0
Married households: 24.5%
Households with kids: 20.8%
More on Baltimore: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Baltimore is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maryland, and the 30th-most populous city in the United States.

Review Of Baltimore by HomeSnacks User

The city has a crime problem, but the citizens of Baltimore are actively working to make their city better. Inner Harbor is beautiful, of course, but the city as a whole is crammed with interesting places to eat and shop. Some of the markets are excellent for people-watching as well as shopping.

Patapsco flea market! Seafood! Ram’s Head Live! Reasonable parking rates!

College Park, MD

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Population: 32,186
Median Age: 21.8
Married households: 36.9%
Households with kids: 15.7%
More on College Park: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

The City of College Park is in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The population was 30,413 at the 2010 United States Census. It is best known as the home of the University of Maryland, College Park, and since 1994 the city has also been home to the “Archives II” facility of the U.S. National Archives, as well as to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Center for Weather and Climate Prediction.

Laurel, MD

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Population: 25,913
Median Age: 35.2
Married households: 35.9%
Households with kids: 27.1%
More on Laurel: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Laurel is a city in northern Prince George’s County, Maryland, in the United States, located almost midway between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore on the banks of the Patuxent River. Founded as a mill town in the early 19th century, the arrival of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in 1835 expanded local industry and later enabled the city to become an early commuter town for Washington and Baltimore workers. Largely residential today, the city maintains a historic district centered on its Main Street, highlighting its industrial past.

Hyattsville, MD

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Population: 18,225
Median Age: 34.2
Married households: 37.5%
Households with kids: 29.9%
More on Hyattsville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hyattsville is a city in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and also a close, urban suburb of Washington, D.C. The population was 17,557 at the 2010 United States Census.

Greenbelt, MD

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Population: 23,289
Median Age: 33.7
Married households: 30.4%
Households with kids: 28.3%
More on Greenbelt: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Greenbelt is a city in Prince George’s County, Maryland, United States. Contained within today’s City of Greenbelt is the historic planned community now known locally as “Old Greenbelt” and designated as the Greenbelt Historic District. Greenbelt’s population was 23,068 at the 2010 U.S. Census.

Annapolis, MD

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Population: 39,151
Median Age: 37.4
Married households: 38.1%
Households with kids: 25.0%
More on Annapolis: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Annapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Maryland, as well as the county seat of Anne Arundel County. Situated on the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Severn River, 25 miles south of Baltimore and about 30 miles east of Washington, D.C., Annapolis is part of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. Its population was measured at 38,394 by the 2010 census.

Review Of Annapolis by HomeSnacks User

Annapolis is the capital of Maryland and a very nice place to visit. The attractions, dining, nearby Naval Academy, and numerous parks and overlooks are a nice for a family.

The small independent shops and restaurants are all fantastic. And the local seafood is a real treat.

New Carrollton, MD

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Population: 12,932
Median Age: 35.8
Married households: 39.2%
Households with kids: 33.0%
More on New Carrollton: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

New Carrollton is a city located in central Prince George’s County, Maryland, in the United States. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 12,135. New Carrollton is located 12 miles east of central Washington, D.C.

Salisbury, MD

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Population: 32,368
Median Age: 27.8
Married households: 28.1%
Households with kids: 29.9%
More on Salisbury: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Salisbury is a city in and the county seat of Wicomico County, Maryland, United States, and the largest city in the state’s Eastern Shore region. The population was 30,343 at the 2010 census. Salisbury is the principal city of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is the commercial hub of the Delmarva Peninsula, which was long devoted to agriculture and had a southern culture. It calls itself “The Comfortable Side of Coastal”.

Review Of Salisbury by Special K 141

Bruh I live in Salisbury, and it’s actually a nice a*s place. It is kinda run down, but it has its charm. Rt 13 is where all of the rough neighborhoods are… but guess what- Johnson’s pond is in the hood and it’s the best fishing spot in town. I fish there off the dam all the time and I strike up casual conversation with the people who live around there all the time, with no danger of being shot or mugged. And I’m a white middle class dude! Salisbury is not a bad place at all and the folks there are really nice. Only problem is taxi cab drivers are insane but that’s really it. The suburbs are really nice and schools are great. Open roads allow you to just cruise and go wherever you please. Salisbury is a city but in reality it’s the worlds biggest small town. Everybody knows everybody

Hagerstown, MD

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Population: 40,222
Median Age: 34.6
Married households: 33.6%
Households with kids: 30.1%
More on Hagerstown: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hagerstown is a city in Washington County, Maryland, United States. It is the county seat of Washington County. The population of Hagerstown city proper at the 2010 census was 39,662, and the population of the Hagerstown-Martinsburg Metropolitan Area was 269,140. Hagerstown ranks as Maryland’s sixth largest incorporated city.

Review Of Hagerstown by Ian Jones

I live in Hagerstown and yeah most of it just f*****g s***s

Gaithersburg, MD

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Population: 67,417
Median Age: 35.7
Married households: 48.2%
Households with kids: 33.4%
More on Gaithersburg: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Gaithersburg ), officially the City of Gaithersburg, is a city in Montgomery County, Maryland. At the time of the 2010 U.S. Census, Gaithersburg had a population of 59,933, making it the fourth largest incorporated city in the state, behind Baltimore, Frederick, and Rockville. Gaithersburg is located to the northwest of Washington, D.C., and is considered a suburb and a primary city within the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Gaithersburg was incorporated as a town in 1878 and as a city in 1968.

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

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

  1. Easton
  2. Rockville
  3. Bowie

For more Maryland reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Maryland

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Baltimore, MD 619,796 35.0
2 College Park, MD 32,186 21.8
3 Laurel, MD 25,913 35.2
4 Hyattsville, MD 18,225 34.2
5 Greenbelt, MD 23,289 33.7
6 Annapolis, MD 39,151 37.4
7 New Carrollton, MD 12,932 35.8
8 Salisbury, MD 32,368 27.8
9 Hagerstown, MD 40,222 34.6
10 Gaithersburg, MD 67,417 35.7
11 Westminster, MD 18,557 33.1
12 Frederick, MD 69,330 35.3
13 Cumberland, MD 20,084 39.5
14 Elkton, MD 15,651 34.6
15 Havre De Grace, MD 13,511 45.1
16 Cambridge, MD 12,484 37.6
17 Aberdeen, MD 15,523 39.5
18 Takoma Park, MD 17,643 38.4
19 Bowie, MD 58,290 41.4
20 Rockville, MD 66,420 38.6
21 Easton, MD 16,606 43.3

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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