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Are you trying to find love in Missouri?
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 Missouri, there's a pretty good chance there are a lot of singles in your area. The Show Me 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 Missouri? We've got the answers here.
These are the best cities for singles in Missouri for 2020:
- Clayton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- St. Louis (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Springfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Warrensburg (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Gladstone (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Columbia (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Maryville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Kirksville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Overland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- St. Ann (Photos | Homes For Sale)
So, what was the best city for singles in Missouri? Clayton ranks as the best place for singles in Missouri 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 missouri? That would be Eureka.
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The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Missouri For 2020
St. Louis is an independent city and major U.S. port in the state of Missouri, built along the western bank of the Mississippi River, on the border with Illinois. The city had an estimated 2016 population of 311,404, and is the cultural and economic center of the Greater St. Louis area, making it the largest metropolitan area in Missouri and the 19th-largest in the United States.
Springfield is the third-largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County. As of the 2010 census, its population was 159,498. As of 2016, the Census Bureau estimated its population at 167,319. It is one of the two principal cities of the Springfield-Branson Metropolitan Area, which has a population of 541,991 and includes the counties of Christian, Dallas, Greene, Polk, Webster, Stone and Taney. Springfield's nickname is "Queen City of the Ozarks" and it is known as the "Birthplace of Route 66". It is home to several universities, including Missouri State University, Drury University, and Evangel University.
Warrensburg is a city in Johnson County, Missouri, United States. The population was 18,838 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Johnson County. The Warrensburg Micropolitan Statistical Area consists of Johnson County. It is home to the University of Central Missouri.
Gladstone is a city in Clay County, Missouri, is a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. The City of Gladstone has the advantage of being located only 10 minutes from downtown Kansas City, and 10 minutes from Kansas City International Airport. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 26,365.
Columbia is a city in the U.S. state of Missouri and the county seat of Boone County. Founded in 1821, it is home to the University of Missouri and is the principal city of the Columbia metropolitan area. It is Missouri's fourth most-populous city, with an estimated 120,612 residents in 2016. As a Midwestern college town, the city has a reputation for progressive politics, persuasive journalism, and public art. The tripartite establishment of Stephens College, the University of Missouri, and Columbia College, which surround the city's central business district to the east, south, and north, has made Columbia a center of learning. At the center of Downtown is 8th Street, also known as the Avenue of the Columns, which connects Francis Quadrangle and Jesse Hall to the Boone County Courthouse and the City Hall. Never a major center of manufacturing, the city also depends on healthcare, insurance, and technology businesses. Companies such as Shelter Insurance, Carfax, and Slackers CDs and Games, were founded in the city. Cultural institutions include the State Historical Society of Missouri, the Museum of Art and Archaeology, and the annual True/False Film Festival. The Missouri Tigers, the state's only major college athletic program, play football at Faurot Field and basketball at Mizzou Arena as members of the Southeastern Conference.
Maryville is a city and county seat of Nodaway County, Missouri, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 11,972. Maryville is home to Northwest Missouri State University, Northwest Technical School, and the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing.
Kirksville is a city in and the county seat of Adair County, Missouri, United States. Located in the Benton Township, its population was 17,505 at the 2010 census. Kirksville is home to two colleges: Truman State University and A.T. Still University.
Overland is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 16,062 at the 2010 census.
St. Ann is an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis in mid St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 13,020 at the 2010 census.
How do you determine which city is best for singles in missouri anyways?
To give you the places in missouri 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 Show Me 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 missouri, 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 missouri, that meant a total of 73 cities. You can download the data here.
Read on to see why Clayton is the talk of the town while Eureka is probably a bit on the boring side.
There You Have It - The Best Cities for Singles in missouri for 2020
If you're looking for a breakdown of cities in missouri 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 missouri according to the data:
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