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

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

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Are you trying to find love in Minnesota?

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

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

  1. Minneapolis (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Mankato (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. St. Paul (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Richfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. St. Louis Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Columbia Heights (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Hopkins (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. North St. Paul (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Crystal (Homes For Sale)
  10. St. Cloud (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 Minnesota? That would be Ham Lake.

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 Minnesota or the safest places to live in Minnesota.

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

To give you the places in Minnesota 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 North Star 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 Minnesota, 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 Minnesota, that meant a total of 97 cities.

Read on to see why Minneapolis is the talk of the town while Ham Lake is probably a bit on the boring side.

Minneapolis, MN

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Population: 411,452
Median Age: 32.1
Married households: 30.8%
Households with kids: 21.2%
More on Minneapolis: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Minneapolis ) is the county seat of Hennepin County, and the larger of the Twin Cities, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States. As of 2016, Minneapolis is the largest city in the state of Minnesota and 46th-largest in the United States, with an estimated population of 413,651. The Twin Cities metropolitan area consists of Minneapolis, its neighbor Saint Paul, and suburbs which together contain about 3.5 million people, the second-largest economic center in the Midwest, after Chicago.

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Mankato, MN

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Population: 41,241
Median Age: 25.5
Married households: 35.3%
Households with kids: 23.1%
More on Mankato: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Mankato is a city in Blue Earth, Nicollet, and Le Sueur counties in the state of Minnesota. It is the 22nd biggest city in Minnesota. The population was 41,044 according to 2015 US census estimates, making it the fifth largest city in Minnesota outside the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. The county seat of Blue Earth County, it is located along a large bend of the Minnesota River at its confluence with the Blue Earth River. Mankato is across the Minnesota River from North Mankato. Mankato and North Mankato have a combined population of over 53,000, according to the 2010 census. It completely encompasses the town of Skyline. North of Mankato Regional Airport, a tiny non-contiguous part of the city is located within Le Sueur County. Most of the city of Mankato is located within Blue Earth County.

St. Paul, MN

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Population: 300,820
Median Age: 31.5
Married households: 36.2%
Households with kids: 29.0%
More on St. Paul: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Saint Paul is the capital and second-most populous city of the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2016, the city’s estimated population was 304,442. Saint Paul is the county seat of Ramsey County, the smallest and most densely populated county in Minnesota. The city lies mostly on the east bank of the Mississippi River in the area surrounding its point of confluence with the Minnesota River, and adjoins Minneapolis, the state’s largest city. Known as the “Twin Cities”, the two form the core of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States, with about 3.52 million residents.

Richfield, MN

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Population: 35,993
Median Age: 36.7
Married households: 40.4%
Households with kids: 24.0%
More on Richfield: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Richfield is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. An inner-ring suburb of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region, it is bordered by Minneapolis to the north, Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport to the east, Bloomington to the south, and Edina to the west. Best Buy, the U.S.’s largest electronics retailer, has its headquarters in Richfield. The population was 35,228 at the 2010 census.

St. Louis Park, MN

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Population: 48,124
Median Age: 35.6
Married households: 35.6%
Households with kids: 20.7%
More on St. Louis Park: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Saint Louis Park is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 45,250 at the 2010 census. It is a first-ring suburb immediately west of Minneapolis. Other adjacent cities include Edina, Golden Valley, Minnetonka, Plymouth, and Hopkins.

Columbia Heights, MN

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Population: 19,823
Median Age: 36.3
Married households: 35.6%
Households with kids: 25.6%
More on Columbia Heights: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Columbia Heights is a city in Anoka County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 19,496 at the 2010 census.

Hopkins, MN

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Population: 18,217
Median Age: 33.1
Married households: 32.6%
Households with kids: 21.3%
More on Hopkins: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hopkins is a suburban city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States, located west of Minneapolis. The city is four square miles in size and is surrounded by the larger, west suburban communities of Minnetonka, Saint Louis Park, and Edina. Hopkins is about 98% developed with little remaining vacant land. The population was 17,591 at the 2010 census.

North St. Paul, MN

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Population: 12,241
Median Age: 37.4
Married households: 44.9%
Households with kids: 26.7%
More on North St. Paul: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

North Saint Paul is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, located east-northeast of the city of Saint Paul. The population was 11,460 at the 2010 census.

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Population: 22,910
Median Age: 38.7
Married households: 41.1%
Households with kids: 26.1%
More on Crystal: Homes For Sale | Data

St. Cloud, MN

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Population: 67,093
Median Age: 29.9
Married households: 36.7%
Households with kids: 23.9%
More on St. Cloud: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

St. Cloud is a city in the U.S. state of Minnesota and the largest population center in the state’s central region. Its population is 67,109 according to the 2015 US census estimates, making it Minnesota’s tenth largest city. St. Cloud is the county seat of Stearns County and was named after the city of Saint-Cloud, France, which was named after the 6th-century French monk Clodoald.

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

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

  1. Ham Lake
  2. East Bethel
  3. St. Michael

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Minnesota

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Minneapolis, MN 411,452 32.1
2 Mankato, MN 41,241 25.5
3 St. Paul, MN 300,820 31.5
4 Richfield, MN 35,993 36.7
5 St. Louis Park, MN 48,124 35.6
6 Columbia Heights, MN 19,823 36.3
7 Hopkins, MN 18,217 33.1
8 North St. Paul, MN 12,241 37.4
9 Crystal, MN 22,910 38.7
10 St. Cloud, MN 67,093 29.9
11 Robbinsdale, MN 14,446 36.2
12 Duluth, MN 86,066 33.8
13 Winona, MN 27,153 29.4
14 Fridley, MN 27,573 36.9
15 West St. Paul, MN 19,750 36.7
16 Brooklyn Center, MN 30,885 32.1
17 Moorhead, MN 41,801 29.7
18 Bemidji, MN 14,803 28.9
19 South St. Paul, MN 20,280 34.8
20 Austin, MN 24,882 37.9
21 St. Peter, MN 11,682 29.7
22 Marshall, MN 13,706 32.0
23 Hutchinson, MN 13,836 39.1
24 Anoka, MN 17,374 39.3
25 North Mankato, MN 13,583 38.0
26 Bloomington, MN 85,417 42.2
27 Worthington, MN 13,142 32.0
28 Alexandria, MN 13,203 38.7
29 Willmar, MN 19,608 34.2
30 Sauk Rapids, MN 13,354 32.4
31 New Brighton, MN 22,440 39.2
32 New Hope, MN 20,909 38.5
33 Little Canada, MN 10,321 43.8
34 Brooklyn Park, MN 79,462 33.7
35 Fairmont, MN 10,251 45.9
36 Burnsville, MN 61,302 36.4
37 Northfield, MN 20,297 27.5
38 Roseville, MN 35,624 40.1
39 Coon Rapids, MN 62,342 38.2
40 Hastings, MN 22,620 39.8
41 Apple Valley, MN 51,109 38.7
42 Stillwater, MN 19,232 40.4
43 Brainerd, MN 13,394 34.0
44 Mounds View, MN 12,872 36.6
45 Inver Grove Heights, MN 34,976 40.0
46 Cloquet, MN 11,965 35.5
47 Grand Rapids, MN 11,099 41.2
48 Maplewood, MN 40,127 38.7
49 Rochester, MN 112,683 35.5
50 Monticello, MN 13,316 33.6
51 Buffalo, MN 15,996 33.9
52 Oakdale, MN 27,972 38.7
53 Chaska, MN 25,578 36.1
54 Sartell, MN 16,749 34.3
55 White Bear Lake, MN 25,411 41.4
56 Shakopee, MN 40,024 33.2
57 Eagan, MN 66,102 37.8
58 Owatonna, MN 25,613 38.8
59 Fergus Falls, MN 13,606 43.3
60 Albert Lea, MN 17,716 43.5
61 Blaine, MN 62,453 37.3
62 Shoreview, MN 26,432 45.1
63 Eden Prairie, MN 63,660 40.2
64 Savage, MN 30,011 35.7
65 Faribault, MN 23,577 37.1
66 New Ulm, MN 13,249 39.7
67 Minnetonka, MN 52,102 44.8
68 Waconia, MN 11,751 36.4
69 Plymouth, MN 76,258 39.8
70 Prior Lake, MN 25,452 39.1
71 Lakeville, MN 61,056 35.9
72 Cottage Grove, MN 35,902 36.1
73 Red Wing, MN 16,334 41.6
74 Golden Valley, MN 21,208 45.3
75 Elk River, MN 23,924 37.1
76 Champlin, MN 24,209 38.4
77 Hugo, MN 14,415 35.3
78 Edina, MN 50,603 44.6
79 Ramsey, MN 25,853 35.4
80 Forest Lake, MN 19,406 39.1
81 Farmington, MN 22,502 33.7
82 Mendota Heights, MN 11,253 50.4
83 Woodbury, MN 67,648 36.9
84 Arden Hills, MN 10,250 35.7
85 Andover, MN 32,257 39.1
86 Hibbing, MN 16,183 40.3
87 Rosemount, MN 23,474 37.5
88 Chanhassen, MN 25,108 39.1
89 Vadnais Heights, MN 13,283 43.3
90 Otsego, MN 15,630 34.3
91 Maple Grove, MN 68,362 39.4
92 Rogers, MN 12,564 35.9
93 North Branch, MN 10,241 35.9
94 Lino Lakes, MN 20,950 39.6
95 St. Michael, MN 17,128 34.4
96 East Bethel, MN 11,733 40.1
97 Ham Lake, MN 16,119 41.2

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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