Best Cities For Singles In Mississippi For 2020


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

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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:

  1. Oxford (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Starkville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. D'Iberville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Pascagoula (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Horn Lake (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Biloxi (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Long Beach (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Hattiesburg (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Jackson (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. 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.

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 mississippi or the safest places to live in mississippi.

For more Mississippi reading, check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Mississippi For 2020

Oxford, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 23,037
Median Age: 26.6
Married households: 12.0%
Households with kids: 23.4%
More on Oxford: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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, MS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 25,122
Median Age: 27.0
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 27.2%
More on Starkville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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.

Review Of Starkville by HomeSnacks User

Crime is average for this to be a college town there is nothing much to do. The cost of renting homes here is too high. There are no restaurants outside of fast food. Have to travel to Columbus or Tupelo for quality eating or shopping.

The only good thing about Starkville is it's a college town the home of Ms State University. The bad thing is there aren't anything but fast food places to eat. There is a Harvey's, Applebee's, Ruby Tuesday's, and No Way Hose's. No nite life at all.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 13,531
Median Age: 33.7
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 32.0%
More on D'iberville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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, MS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 21,865
Median Age: 36.6
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 26.2%
More on Pascagoula: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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.

Review Of Pascagoula by HomeSnacks User

I used to live in Pascagoula, didn't know that much bad stuff happened in there..

Horn Lake, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 26,925
Median Age: 33.4
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 39.0%
More on Horn Lake: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Biloxi, MS

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 45,568
Median Age: 35.0
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 30.1%
More on Biloxi: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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.

Review Of Biloxi by HomeSnacks User

Crime rates are horrible and there is always a shooting, stabbing or etc that happens almost daily. The schools are usually crammed pack and the teachers do not watch for our kids when it comes to bullies. Kids have taken their own lives due to this nonsense.

Things I enjoyed were activities: Casinos, restaurants, pool halls, kids learning centers. But the traffic and people in the area are horrible and rude.

Long Beach, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 15,529
Median Age: 41.9
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 31.1%
More on Long Beach: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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, MS

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 46,251
Median Age: 28.7
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 28.2%
More on Hattiesburg: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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, MS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 168,862
Median Age: 32.4
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 32.4%
More on Jackson: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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.

Review Of Jackson by HomeSnacks User

I love Jackson, MS I was born and raised here. I love how you can't even walk down the streets because Jamal or Tyrone might have had a bad day and decide he wants to end your life. I also like all of the homeless harassing me for money and urinating in front of my family and I. The city government is also a haram of idiots pretending to be competent leaders who can't even maintain roads and water lines. I also love how you can't even go to a decently priced restaurant without hearing Tyrone and Shanequa having a screaming match or just screaming for fun. If you have to move here I advise a trip to a gun store. It's a great place, everyone should move here.

My favorite place is when I leave on vacation to somewhere out side of the ghetto

Cleveland, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,998
Median Age: 32.6
Married households: 25.0%
Households with kids: 34.1%
More on Cleveland: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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:

  1. Brandon
  2. Brookhaven
  3. West Point

For more Mississippi reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Mississippi

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Oxford, MS 23,037 26.6
2 Starkville, MS 25,122 27.0
3 D'iberville, MS 13,531 33.7
4 Pascagoula, MS 21,865 36.6
5 Horn Lake, MS 26,925 33.4
6 Biloxi, MS 45,568 35.0
7 Long Beach, MS 15,529 41.9
8 Hattiesburg, MS 46,251 28.7
9 Jackson, MS 168,862 32.4
10 Cleveland, MS 11,998 32.6
11 Gulfport, MS 71,570 34.8
12 Laurel, MS 18,607 36.7
13 Ridgeland, MS 24,265 33.8
14 Ocean Springs, MS 17,613 41.2
15 Greenwood, MS 14,280 35.4
16 Canton, MS 12,330 33.8
17 Natchez, MS 15,188 40.7
18 Southaven, MS 53,274 36.0
19 Hernando, MS 15,807 35.6
20 Moss Point, MS 13,487 44.9
21 Gautier, MS 18,563 37.1
22 Meridian, MS 38,602 36.3
23 Olive Branch, MS 36,721 37.4
24 Mccomb, MS 12,723 34.9
25 Columbus, MS 24,272 37.9
26 Greenville, MS 31,319 36.5
27 Clarksdale, MS 16,174 33.0
28 Petal, MS 10,669 34.3
29 Picayune, MS 11,140 34.9
30 Pearl, MS 26,508 34.0
31 Bay St. Louis, MS 12,465 43.1
32 Vicksburg, MS 22,706 35.6
33 Corinth, MS 14,647 37.7
34 Tupelo, MS 38,270 35.5
35 Byram, MS 11,657 35.6
36 Grenada, MS 12,633 36.9
37 Madison, MS 25,522 40.5
38 Clinton, MS 25,456 35.0
39 West Point, MS 10,794 37.1
40 Brookhaven, MS 12,226 36.9
41 Brandon, MS 23,688 39.0

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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.

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

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