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Are you trying to find love in Mississippi?
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 Mississippi, there's a pretty good chance there are a lot of singles in your area. The Magnolia 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 Mississippi? We've got the answers here.
These are the best cities for singles in Mississippi for 2020:
- Oxford (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Starkville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- D'Iberville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Pascagoula (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Horn Lake (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Biloxi (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Long Beach (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Hattiesburg (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Jackson (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Cleveland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
So, what was the best city for singles in Mississippi? Oxford ranks as the best place for singles in Mississippi 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 mississippi? That would be Brandon.
For more Mississippi reading, check out:
- Best Places To Live In Mississippi
- Cheapest Places To Live In Mississippi
- Most Dangerous Cities In Mississippi
The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Mississippi For 2020
Oxford is a city in, and the county seat of, Lafayette County, Mississippi, United States. Founded in 1837, it was named after the British university city of Oxford in hopes of having the state university located there, which it did successfully attract.
Starkville is a city in and the county seat of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States. The Starkville Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Oktibbeha County. The population was 23,888 at the 2010 census.
D'Iberville is a city in Harrison County, Mississippi, immediately north of Biloxi, across the Back Bay. As of the 2010 United States Census, it had a population of 9,486. It is part of the Gulfport-Biloxi Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Pascagoula is a city in Jackson County, Mississippi, United States. It is the principal city of the Pascagoula, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area, as a part of the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi Combined Statistical Area. The population was 26,200 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Jackson County.
Biloxi is a city in Harrison County, Mississippi, United States. The 2010 United States Census recorded the population as 44,054, and in 2016 the estimated population was 45,975. Along with the adjoining city of Gulfport, Biloxi is a county seat of Harrison County. It was first settled by French colonists.
Long Beach is a city located in Harrison County, Mississippi, United States. It is part of the Gulfport-Biloxi Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 14,792.
Hattiesburg is a city in the U.S. state of Mississippi, primarily in Forrest County and extending west into Lamar County. The city population was 45,989 at the 2010 census, with an estimated population of 46,805 in 2015. It is the principal city of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses Forrest, Lamar and Perry counties.
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. It is the primary seat of Hinds County, equally sharing its county power with Raymond, Mississippi. The City of Jackson also owns more than 3,000 acres comprising Jackson-Medgar Evers International Airport in Rankin County. Jackson is on the Pearl River, which drains into the Gulf of Mexico, and it is part of the Jackson Prairie region of the state. The city is named after General Andrew Jackson, who was honored for his role in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 and later served as U.S. president.
Cleveland is a city in Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 12,334 as of the 2010 United States Census.
How do you determine which city is best for singles in mississippi anyways?
To give you the places in mississippi 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 Magnolia 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 mississippi, 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 mississippi, that meant a total of 41 cities. You can download the data here.
Read on to see why Oxford is the talk of the town while Brandon is probably a bit on the boring side.
There You Have It - The Best Cities for Singles in mississippi for 2020
If you're looking for a breakdown of cities in mississippi 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 mississippi according to the data:
- West Point
For more Mississippi reading, check out:
- Best Places To Raise A Family In Mississippi
- Safest Places In Mississippi
- Worst Places To Live In Mississippi
Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Mississippi
|5||Horn Lake, MS|
|7||Long Beach, MS|
|14||Ocean Springs, MS|
|20||Moss Point, MS|
|23||Olive Branch, MS|
|31||Bay St. Louis, MS|
|39||West Point, MS|