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

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 . This is our second 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 2019. Try not to jump in the car with a dozen roses:

  1. Ferndale (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. East Lansing (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Ann Arbor (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Kalamazoo (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Ypsilanti (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Royal Oak (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Grand Rapids (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Highland Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Mount Clemens (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Clawson (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 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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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 2013-2017 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.

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

Ferndale, MI

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Population: 20,159
Median Age: 34.6
Married households: 29.1%
Households with kids: 12.1%
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.

East Lansing, MI

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Population: 48,281
Median Age: 21.3
Married households: 26.5%
Households with kids: 12.6%
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.

Ann Arbor, MI

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Population: 119,303
Median Age: 27.5
Married households: 35.7%
Households with kids: 18.4%
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 ChaseTrill

I live in Ann Arbor… better than any city you been to.

Kalamazoo, MI

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Population: 75,833
Median Age: 26.2
Married households: 26.3%
Households with kids: 23.3%
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.

Review Of Kalamazoo by SuperJohnisawsome

I live in Kalamazoo/Paw Paw. Not as bad as people say!

Ypsilanti, MI

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Population: 20,804
Median Age: 24.4
Married households: 20.2%
Households with kids: 16.6%
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.

Royal Oak, MI

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Population: 58,973
Median Age: 36.2
Married households: 38.6%
Households with kids: 17.2%
More on Royal Oak: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Royal Oak is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a suburb of Detroit. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 57,236. It is the 8th-largest municipality in Oakland County and the 27th-largest municipality in Michigan by population.

Grand Rapids, MI

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Population: 195,355
Median Age: 31.1
Married households: 35.3%
Households with kids: 25.8%
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.

Highland Park, MI

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Population: 10,955
Median Age: 40.3
Married households: 14.3%
Households with kids: 22.9%
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.

Mount Clemens, MI

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Population: 16,383
Median Age: 41.1
Married households: 28.0%
Households with kids: 20.2%
More on Mount Clemens: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Mount Clemens is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 16,314 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Macomb County.

Clawson, MI

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Population: 12,006
Median Age: 39.6
Married households: 39.0%
Households with kids: 18.5%
More on Clawson: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Clawson is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is part of the Detroit metropolitan area. At the 2010 census, its population was 11,825.

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

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. South Lyon

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Michigan

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Ferndale, MI 20,159 34.6
2 East Lansing, MI 48,281 21.3
3 Ann Arbor, MI 119,303 27.5
4 Kalamazoo, MI 75,833 26.2
5 Ypsilanti, MI 20,804 24.4
6 Royal Oak, MI 58,973 36.2
7 Grand Rapids, MI 195,355 31.1
8 Highland Park, MI 10,955 40.3
9 Mount Clemens, MI 16,383 41.1
10 Clawson, MI 12,006 39.6
11 Big Rapids, MI 10,413 22.0
12 Marquette, MI 21,081 27.8
13 Detroit, MI 679,865 34.7
14 Auburn Hills, MI 22,644 30.9
15 Mount Pleasant, MI 25,711 22.1
16 Roseville, MI 47,617 38.1
17 Port Huron, MI 29,285 36.8
18 Lansing, MI 115,222 32.3
19 Inkster, MI 24,670 33.9
20 Hazel Park, MI 16,587 37.6
21 Adrian, MI 20,743 33.6
22 Saginaw, MI 49,366 35.7
23 Melvindale, MI 10,432 33.0
24 Pontiac, MI 60,039 32.2
25 Sault Ste. Marie, MI 13,798 33.1
26 Hamtramck, MI 21,959 27.8
27 Flint, MI 97,810 35.0
28 Owosso, MI 14,641 34.3
29 Berkley, MI 15,269 37.3
30 Lincoln Park, MI 37,028 37.2
31 Wyandotte, MI 25,175 43.0
32 Oak Park, MI 29,824 37.6
33 Muskegon, MI 38,189 35.1
34 Harper Woods, MI 13,890 35.9
35 Madison Heights, MI 30,173 37.2
36 St. Clair Shores, MI 59,865 44.6
37 Muskegon Heights, MI 10,743 30.3
38 Southgate, MI 29,291 44.2
39 Jackson, MI 32,875 32.1
40 Eastpointe, MI 32,601 36.8
41 Westland, MI 82,172 40.5
42 Wayne, MI 17,090 38.1
43 Warren, MI 135,147 39.4
44 Sterling Heights, MI 131,996 41.0
45 Wyoming, MI 75,124 33.1
46 Cadillac, MI 10,375 36.4
47 Dearborn Heights, MI 56,201 37.8
48 Dearborn, MI 95,295 32.2
49 Southfield, MI 73,228 42.3
50 Holland, MI 33,488 29.9
51 Taylor, MI 61,648 38.5
52 Niles, MI 11,332 35.4
53 Coldwater, MI 10,819 34.6
54 Wixom, MI 13,777 35.6
55 Farmington, MI 10,560 37.6
56 Grosse Pointe Park, MI 11,240 43.3
57 Romulus, MI 23,479 36.7
58 Kentwood, MI 51,154 34.8
59 Alpena, MI 10,123 42.1
60 Battle Creek, MI 51,505 36.7
61 Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 15,678 45.4
62 Grandville, MI 15,902 35.3
63 Woodhaven, MI 12,565 42.5
64 Allen Park, MI 27,406 42.9
65 Fenton, MI 11,364 39.6
66 Sturgis, MI 10,861 33.0
67 Norton Shores, MI 24,234 42.9
68 Ionia, MI 11,253 35.1
69 Fraser, MI 14,616 44.1
70 East Grand Rapids, MI 11,493 39.0
71 Rochester, MI 12,987 41.8
72 Livonia, MI 94,708 45.7
73 Monroe, MI 20,128 35.8
74 Walker, MI 24,618 35.1
75 Birmingham, MI 20,836 41.5
76 Trenton, MI 18,392 46.3
77 New Baltimore, MI 12,315 39.5
78 Troy, MI 83,336 42.2
79 Escanaba, MI 12,364 45.4
80 Rochester Hills, MI 73,458 41.8
81 Farmington Hills, MI 81,235 43.7
82 Grand Haven, MI 10,929 44.1
83 Portage, MI 48,072 37.9
84 Novi, MI 58,835 38.4
85 Midland, MI 41,958 38.7
86 Riverview, MI 12,192 45.7
87 South Lyon, MI 11,695 42.3
88 Burton, MI 28,856 40.2
89 Beverly Hills, MI 10,424 44.8

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.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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