Best Cities For Singles In Michigan For 2020

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

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Are you trying to find love in Michigan?

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

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

  1. Ann Arbor (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. East Lansing (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Kalamazoo (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Ferndale (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Ypsilanti (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Hamtramck (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Grand Rapids (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Big Rapids (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Mount Pleasant (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Highland Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)

So, what was the best city for singles in Michigan? Ann Arbor ranks as the best place for singles in Michigan 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 michigan? That would be Beverly Hills.

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 michigan or the safest places to live in michigan.

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The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Michigan For 2020

Ann Arbor, MI

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Population: 120,641
Median Age: 27.5
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 18.8%
More on Ann Arbor: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. The 2010 census recorded its population to be 113,934, making it the sixth largest city in Michigan.

Review Of Ann Arbor by HomeSnacks User

The school their s***s. The colors are ugly and it smells like p**s.

The people there were obnoxious and stuck up. They aren't very friendly to outsiders.

East Lansing, MI

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Population: 48,374
Median Age: 21.3
Married households: 7.0%
Households with kids: 13.4%
More on East Lansing: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

East Lansing is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan directly east of Lansing, the state capital. Most of the city is within Ingham County, with the rest in Clinton County. The population was 48,579 at the 2010 census, an increase from 46,420 in 2000. It is best known as the home of Michigan State University.

Kalamazoo, MI

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Population: 76,040
Median Age: 26.0
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 24.2%
More on Kalamazoo: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Kalamazoo is a city in the southwest region of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is the county seat of Kalamazoo County. As of the 2010 census, Kalamazoo had a total population of 74,262. Kalamazoo is the major city of the Kalamazoo-Portage Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has a population of 335,340 as of 2015. Kalamazoo is equidistant from the major American cities of Chicago and Detroit, each less than 150 miles away.

Ferndale, MI

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Population: 20,211
Median Age: 35.4
Married households: 24.0%
Households with kids: 13.2%
More on Ferndale: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Ferndale is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. It forms part of the Detroit metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 19,900.

Ypsilanti, MI

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Population: 20,939
Median Age: 24.2
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 17.2%
More on Ypsilanti: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Ypsilanti, commonly shortened to Ypsi, is a city in Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan, perhaps best known as the home of Eastern Michigan University. As of the 2017 census, the city's population was 21,018. The city is bounded to the north by Superior Township and on the west, south, and east by Ypsilanti Township. Ypsilanti is located 6 miles east of Ann Arbor and about 18 miles west of the Detroit city limits.

Hamtramck, MI

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Population: 21,941
Median Age: 28.4
Married households: 6.0%
Households with kids: 46.7%
More on Hamtramck: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hamtramck is a city in Wayne County of the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 22,423. Hamtramck is surrounded by the city of Detroit except for a small portion of the western border that touches the similarly surrounded city of Highland Park.

Grand Rapids, MI

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Population: 197,081
Median Age: 31.0
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 28.4%
More on Grand Rapids: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Grand Rapids is the second-largest city in Michigan, and the largest city in West Michigan. It is on the Grand River about 30 miles east of Lake Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 188,040. In 2010, the Grand Rapids metropolitan area had a population of 1,005,648, and the combined statistical area of Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland had a population of 1,321,557. Grand Rapids is the county seat of Kent County.

Review Of Grand Rapids by HomeSnacks User

The crime is pretty bad at night but during the day it's usually a beautiful place, you can go fishing off the bridge downtown and go to the museum that's actually pretty cool. The schools are not that good but they get the kids some education

Downtown is just gorgeous with restaurants and places for activities

Big Rapids, MI

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Population: 10,392
Median Age: 21.9
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 24.8%
More on Big Rapids: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Big Rapids is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 10,601 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Mecosta County. The city is located within Big Rapids Township, but is politically independent. Big Rapids is home of the main campus of Ferris State University, a four-year public university, well known for its College of Pharmacy and the Michigan College of Optometry, as well as its NCAA Division I hockey team, the Bulldogs.

Mount Pleasant, MI

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Population: 25,691
Median Age: 22.2
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 21.6%
More on Mount Pleasant: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Mount Pleasant is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Isabella County, located in Central Michigan. The population was 26,016 at the 2010 census.

Highland Park, MI

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Population: 10,915
Median Age: 38.7
Married households: 9.0%
Households with kids: 28.2%
More on Highland Park: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Highland Park is a city in Wayne County in the State of Michigan, within Metro Detroit. The population was 11,776 at the 2010 census. The city is completely surrounded by Detroit except for a small portion that touches the city of Hamtramck, which is also surrounded by Detroit.

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

To give you the places in michigan 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 Wolverine 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 michigan, 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 michigan, that meant a total of 89 cities. You can download the data here.

Read on to see why Ann Arbor is the talk of the town while Beverly Hills is probably a bit on the boring side.

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

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

  1. Beverly Hills
  2. Burton
  3. New Baltimore

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Michigan

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Ann Arbor, MI 120,641 27.5
2 East Lansing, MI 48,374 21.3
3 Kalamazoo, MI 76,040 26.0
4 Ferndale, MI 20,211 35.4
5 Ypsilanti, MI 20,939 24.2
6 Hamtramck, MI 21,941 28.4
7 Grand Rapids, MI 197,081 31.0
8 Big Rapids, MI 10,392 21.9
9 Mount Pleasant, MI 25,691 22.2
10 Highland Park, MI 10,915 38.7
11 Royal Oak, MI 59,107 36.0
12 Marquette, MI 20,932 27.7
13 Inkster, MI 24,615 32.3
14 Auburn Hills, MI 23,107 31.1
15 Clawson, MI 12,029 41.1
16 Dearborn, MI 95,089 32.4
17 Mount Clemens, MI 16,358 40.1
18 Detroit, MI 677,155 34.7
19 Lansing, MI 116,699 32.4
20 Muskegon Heights, MI 10,735 30.0
21 Berkley, MI 15,360 37.0
22 Melvindale, MI 10,419 31.4
23 Hazel Park, MI 16,592 37.4
24 Pontiac, MI 60,116 32.8
25 Adrian, MI 20,640 33.6
26 Oak Park, MI 29,849 37.7
27 Port Huron, MI 29,175 37.4
28 Dearborn Heights, MI 56,089 37.6
29 Sault Ste. Marie, MI 13,712 33.5
30 Madison Heights, MI 30,226 37.3
31 Lincoln Park, MI 36,883 36.7
32 Saginaw, MI 48,997 35.1
33 Flint, MI 97,161 34.9
34 Muskegon, MI 37,969 36.3
35 Sterling Heights, MI 132,470 40.6
36 St. Clair Shores, MI 59,781 44.8
37 Roseville, MI 47,603 38.7
38 Owosso, MI 14,604 34.1
39 Harper Woods, MI 13,959 36.8
40 Wyandotte, MI 25,138 42.7
41 Holland, MI 33,503 31.2
42 Allen Park, MI 27,353 42.1
43 Woodhaven, MI 12,551 43.8
44 Westland, MI 82,120 40.4
45 Warren, MI 135,192 39.6
46 Eastpointe, MI 32,576 36.6
47 Jackson, MI 32,800 33.0
48 Southgate, MI 29,268 44.0
49 Kentwood, MI 51,525 34.8
50 Sturgis, MI 10,855 33.6
51 Farmington, MI 10,590 38.5
52 Southfield, MI 73,392 42.7
53 Wyoming, MI 75,532 33.4
54 Grandville, MI 15,952 35.2
55 Troy, MI 83,881 41.8
56 Grosse Pointe Park, MI 11,207 43.9
57 Cadillac, MI 10,394 37.5
58 Wayne, MI 17,063 38.6
59 Taylor, MI 61,574 37.9
60 Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 15,559 45.8
61 Niles, MI 11,265 35.1
62 Wixom, MI 13,870 36.9
63 Battle Creek, MI 51,475 36.5
64 Farmington Hills, MI 81,482 43.8
65 Birmingham, MI 21,066 42.7
66 Novi, MI 59,625 38.4
67 Romulus, MI 23,515 36.6
68 East Grand Rapids, MI 11,642 38.8
69 Livonia, MI 94,567 45.4
70 Norton Shores, MI 24,357 42.8
71 Rochester Hills, MI 74,011 41.9
72 Portage, MI 48,421 37.6
73 Trenton, MI 18,368 47.0
74 Escanaba, MI 12,298 44.2
75 Ionia, MI 11,187 35.9
76 Fenton, MI 11,336 39.6
77 Fraser, MI 14,638 43.3
78 Rochester, MI 13,130 41.0
79 Midland, MI 41,963 39.0
80 Monroe, MI 19,947 36.9
81 Alpena, MI 10,086 42.2
82 Grand Haven, MI 10,974 45.4
83 Riverview, MI 12,167 46.2
84 South Lyon, MI 11,786 42.2
85 Walker, MI 24,768 35.5
86 Coldwater, MI 12,284 38.2
87 New Baltimore, MI 12,365 40.6
88 Burton, MI 28,754 39.9
89 Beverly Hills, MI 10,440 45.2

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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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