Best Cities For Singles In Missouri For 2020

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

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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:

  1. Clayton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. St. Louis (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Springfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Warrensburg (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Gladstone (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Columbia (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Maryville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Kirksville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Overland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. 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.

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 missouri or the safest places to live in missouri.

For more Missouri reading, check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Missouri For 2020

Clayton, MO

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Population: 16,448
Median Age: 31.2
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 24.5%
More on Clayton: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

St. Louis, MO

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Population: 311,273
Median Age: 35.5
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 22.9%
More on St. Louis: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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.

Review Of St. Louis by HomeSnacks User

The city area has a higher crime rate than the suburbs, but St. Louis is one of those cities that seems to exist mostly in the suburbs. Except for a renovated waterfront area and the ballpark, most of the attractions in St. Louis are in the outskirts of the city.

The Waterfront area is very pretty and has a neat amount of shops and the train station is very wonderful. St. Louis also has a great zoo. Navigating around the city is difficult, as the traffic and highway system is confusing.

Springfield, MO

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 166,633
Median Age: 33.0
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 22.5%
More on Springfield: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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.

Review Of Springfield by HomeSnacks User

The crime here in Springfield is brutal. Drugs, everywhere. Shootings and gangs. The schools are aweful. I was constantly being bullied or set up. I wouldn't ever wish my kids to go through what I did in Springfield schools. Kids are ruthless. Constant wrecks. I've seen so many disturbing wrecks happen right in front of me. I couldn't tell you how many I've seen.

I wouldn't recommend going downtown by yourself. AT ALL.

Warrensburg, MO

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Population: 20,025
Median Age: 24.6
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 29.4%
More on Warrensburg: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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, MO

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 26,995
Median Age: 40.1
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 24.6%
More on Gladstone: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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, MO

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Population: 120,248
Median Age: 28.2
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 25.5%
More on Columbia: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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, MO

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 11,771
Median Age: 23.4
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 20.7%
More on Maryville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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, MO

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 17,483
Median Age: 23.4
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 20.6%
More on Kirksville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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, MO

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 15,787
Median Age: 37.1
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 29.7%
More on Overland: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Overland is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 16,062 at the 2010 census.

St. Ann, MO

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Overall SnackAbility


Population: 12,853
Median Age: 36.3
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 31.0%
More on St. Ann: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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:

  1. Eureka
  2. Bridgeton
  3. Sikeston

For more Missouri reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Missouri

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Clayton, MO 16,448 31.2
2 St. Louis, MO 311,273 35.5
3 Springfield, MO 166,633 33.0
4 Warrensburg, MO 20,025 24.6
5 Gladstone, MO 26,995 40.1
6 Columbia, MO 120,248 28.2
7 Maryville, MO 11,771 23.4
8 Kirksville, MO 17,483 23.4
9 Overland, MO 15,787 37.1
10 St. Ann, MO 12,853 36.3
11 Maryland Heights, MO 27,128 36.6
12 Grandview, MO 25,174 32.8
13 Rolla, MO 20,117 26.1
14 St. Joseph, MO 76,465 36.3
15 Cape Girardeau, MO 39,323 33.0
16 St. Charles, MO 69,576 36.3
17 Hazelwood, MO 25,399 39.3
18 Jennings, MO 14,794 34.9
19 Joplin, MO 50,073 36.7
20 Creve Coeur, MO 18,445 47.9
21 Sedalia, MO 21,642 36.2
22 Raytown, MO 29,216 39.4
23 Carthage, MO 14,690 33.2
24 Belton, MO 23,348 36.1
25 Manchester, MO 18,189 40.5
26 Nixa, MO 21,113 36.6
27 Marshall, MO 13,001 33.3
28 Ferguson, MO 20,931 34.5
29 Bolivar, MO 10,760 28.8
30 Neosho, MO 12,009 31.9
31 Grain Valley, MO 13,715 33.6
32 West Plains, MO 12,222 35.2
33 Blue Springs, MO 54,370 35.2
34 Arnold, MO 21,107 40.8
35 Crestwood, MO 11,881 43.6
36 Florissant, MO 51,744 35.5
37 Kennett, MO 10,225 41.9
38 O'fallon, MO 86,340 36.5
39 Town And Country, MO 11,066 52.3
40 Moberly, MO 13,762 36.2
41 Lake St. Louis, MO 15,646 43.9
42 St. Peters, MO 56,838 39.8
43 Republic, MO 16,044 30.7
44 Ozark, MO 19,418 33.2
45 Liberty, MO 30,928 37.7
46 Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO 10,613 42.1
47 Hannibal, MO 17,575 37.2
48 Independence, MO 117,207 41.0
49 Branson, MO 11,345 41.8
50 Fulton, MO 12,799 33.1
51 Wentzville, MO 37,485 33.5
52 Kirkwood, MO 27,693 42.4
53 Lebanon, MO 14,637 35.0
54 Chesterfield, MO 47,663 46.6
55 Ballwin, MO 30,332 43.1
56 Jackson, MO 14,826 35.0
57 Festus, MO 11,970 38.1
58 Union, MO 11,274 34.0
59 Webster Groves, MO 23,029 39.3
60 Mexico, MO 11,544 37.2
61 Troy, MO 11,771 31.5
62 Poplar Bluff, MO 17,107 36.9
63 Lee's Summit, MO 96,325 38.5
64 Excelsior Springs, MO 11,575 36.2
65 Harrisonville, MO 10,023 33.0
66 Farmington, MO 18,269 38.7
67 Dardenne Prairie, MO 13,139 41.2
68 Washington, MO 13,987 42.2
69 Wildwood, MO 35,517 43.9
70 Raymore, MO 20,743 41.4
71 Sikeston, MO 16,366 39.3
72 Bridgeton, MO 11,690 40.0
73 Eureka, MO 10,575 39.6

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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.

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One thought on “Best Cities For Singles In Missouri For 2020

  1. What a load of lies. Lived and been to these places. Most are very dangerous and filled with low income individuals mostly Negros. The study must have been done by a biased Middle Eastern Arab race person.

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