These Are The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Missouri For 2018


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.

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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. Try not to jump in the car with a dozen roses:

  1. St. Louis (Photos)
  2. Clayton (Photos)
  3. Warrensburg (Photos)
  4. Maryville (Photos)
  5. Springfield (Photos)
  6. Overland (Photos)
  7. Hazelwood (Photos)
  8. Columbia (Photos)
  9. St. Ann (Photos)
  10. Bolivar (Photos)

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 Wildwood.

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.

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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 2011-2015 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 74 cities.

Read on to see why St. Louis is the talk of the town while Wildwood is probably a bit on the boring side.

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1. St. Louis

St. Louis, Mo

Source: Public domain

Population: 316,030
Median Age: 34.8
Married households: 24.3%
Households with kids: 23.3%
St. Louis (/sent lus/) 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 (home to 2,916,447 people), making it the largest metropolitan area in Missouri and the 19th-largest in the United States.

2. Clayton

Clayton, Mo

Population: 16,034
Median Age: 31.3
Married households: 50.8%
Households with kids: 22.3%

3. Warrensburg

Warrensburg, Mo

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,932
Median Age: 24.0
Married households: 35.9%
Households with kids: 29.3%
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.

4. Maryville

Maryville, Mo

Population: 11,957
Median Age: 23.8
Married households: 34.0%
Households with kids: 20.5%
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.

5. Springfield

Springfield, Mo

Population: 165,138
Median Age: 32.8
Married households: 33.6%
Households with kids: 23.4%
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.

6. Overland

Overland, Mo

Population: 15,932
Median Age: 36.7
Married households: 36.1%
Households with kids: 28.2%
Overland is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 16,062 at the 2010 census.

7. Hazelwood

Hazelwood, Mo

Source: Public domain

Population: 25,604
Median Age: 35.6
Married households: 35.7%
Households with kids: 27.8%

8. Columbia

Columbia, Mo

Source: Public domain

Population: 117,165
Median Age: 27.4
Married households: 38.6%
Households with kids: 25.9%
Columbia /klmbi/ 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 (1833), the University of Missouri (1839), and Columbia College (1851), 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.

9. St. Ann

St. Ann, Mo

Source: Public domain

Population: 12,931
Median Age: 40.1
Married households: 29.4%
Households with kids: 25.3%
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.

10. Bolivar

Bolivar, Mo

Population: 10,592
Median Age: 28.7
Married households: 38.3%
Households with kids: 25.7%
Bolivar is a city and county seat of Polk County, Missouri, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 10,325.

There You Have It – The Best Cities for Singles in Missouri

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. Wildwood
  2. Eureka
  3. Raymore

For more Missouri reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Missouri

City Rank Population Median Age
St. Louis 1 316,030 34.8
Clayton 2 16,034 31.3
Warrensburg 3 19,932 24.0
Maryville 4 11,957 23.8
Springfield 5 165,138 32.8
Overland 6 15,932 36.7
Hazelwood 7 25,604 35.6
Columbia 8 117,165 27.4
St. Ann 9 12,931 40.1
Bolivar 10 10,592 28.7
Grandview 11 25,126 32.8
Kirksville 12 17,592 23.5
St. Joseph 13 76,901 35.7
Jennings 14 14,749 33.3
Cape Girardeau 15 39,200 32.7
Gladstone 16 26,562 39.2
Maryland Heights 17 27,359 34.8
St. Charles 18 68,341 35.8
Rolla 19 19,904 25.4
Raytown 20 29,366 39.6
Joplin 21 51,231 36.5
Marshall 22 12,984 32.8
Crestwood 23 11,941 44.6
Festus 24 11,929 37.3
Bellefontaine Neighbors 25 10,785 37.6
Ferguson 26 21,035 35.9
Hannibal 27 17,707 37.7
Florissant 28 52,218 37.3
Kennett 29 10,500 40.9
Fulton 30 12,886 32.8
Sedalia 31 21,441 35.5
Arnold 32 21,196 39.0
Union 33 10,813 34.4
Belton 34 23,236 34.7
Independence 35 117,217 40.1
Creve Coeur 36 18,072 48.3
Blue Springs 37 53,641 34.6
Wentzville 38 34,176 32.9
Republic 39 15,766 31.7
Manchester 40 18,183 37.9
O’fallon 41 84,018 36.5
West Plains 42 12,259 34.6
Farmington 43 17,881 37.6
Neosho 44 12,144 33.7
Lake St. Louis 45 15,150 41.3
Kirkwood 46 27,614 42.7
Excelsior Springs 47 11,480 33.0
Lebanon 48 14,652 37.7
Poplar Bluff 49 17,198 38.5
Moberly 50 13,867 35.7
Troy 51 11,374 31.6
Webster Groves 52 23,111 39.9
St. Peters 53 55,820 38.6
Grain Valley 54 13,273 33.2
Ozark 55 18,867 33.8
Nixa 56 20,520 34.9
Dardenne Prairie 57 12,692 40.8
Jackson 58 14,641 35.9
Branson 59 11,158 43.5
Cameron 60 10,150 37.2
Carthage 61 14,247 34.9
Ballwin 62 30,431 42.2
Harrisonville 63 10,002 35.2
Washington 64 14,012 39.6
Liberty 65 30,239 37.2
Lee’s Summit 66 94,257 38.2
Mexico 67 11,622 39.2
Bridgeton 68 11,698 43.0
Chesterfield 69 47,717 46.5
Sikeston 70 16,464 39.0
Town And Country 71 11,001 51.5
Raymore 72 20,107 40.0
Eureka 73 10,497 38.1
Wildwood 74 35,764 43.8

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One thought on “These Are The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Missouri For 2018

  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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