Best Cities For Singles In Montana For 2020


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

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Are you trying to find love in Montana?

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 Montana, there's a pretty good chance there are a lot of singles in your area. The Treasure 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 Montana? We've got the answers here.

These are the best cities for singles in Montana for 2020:

  1. Dillon (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Missoula (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Bozeman (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Cut Bank (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Wolf Point (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Billings (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Great Falls (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Sidney (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Stevensville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Hamilton (Photos | Homes For Sale)

So, what was the best city for singles in Montana? Dillon ranks as the best place for singles in Montana 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 montana? That would be Columbus.

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 montana or the safest places to live in montana.

For more Montana reading, check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Montana For 2020

Dillon, MT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 4,244
Median Age: 32.3
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 17.5%
More on Dillon: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Missoula, MT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 72,125
Median Age: 32.7
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 23.2%
More on Missoula: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. It is located along the Clark Fork River near its confluences with the Bitterroot and Blackfoot Rivers in western Montana and at the convergence of five mountain ranges, thus is often described as the "hub of five valleys". In 2016, the United States Census Bureau estimated the city's population at 72,364 and the population of the Missoula Metropolitan Area at 116,130. In the 1990s, Missoula overtook GreatFalls as Montana-s secondlargest city, behind Billings. Missoula is home to the University of Montana, a public research university.

Review Of Missoula by HomeSnacks User

When I visited Missoula, MT at the age of ten, I had gone to visit a close aunt during my summer vacation. The city of Missoula was a bustling, mountainous area that was so scenic and beautiful, that it was breathtaking. I had never seen anything like it, and I am from the big city. I did not experience any crime or racism in the community of Missoula, MT. Everyone was incredibly friendly and there was a multitude of things to do. I love nature, so my aunt took me on many hiking and walking trails, while we walked her dog, Phoenix.

The area is a perfect place for families that prefer their privacy. Most homes were on a hill with a lot of grass to enclose each property. Basically, no loud, disruptive neighbors, which is a plus. If country living is not your thing, I would still suggest visiting Missoula, MT, just to experience the beautiful nature and the crisp fresh air. I have never breathed such clean air in my life.

My favorite places in Missoula, MT, are the hiking and walking trails. I love looking at beautiful nature. I feel in tune when I am around nature, animals and trees. I really love it. The only bad side to Missoula, MT, is the lack of diversity. I believe if more people knew about the scenic mountains, and beautiful landscapes, more groups of diverse cultures would visit, if not to see the views, but the hike the hills and smell the air. The air smells so pure.

Bozeman, MT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 45,121
Median Age: 28.0
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 21.9%
More on Bozeman: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Bozeman is a city in and the seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States. Located in southwest Montana, the 2010 census put Bozeman's population at 37,280 and by 2016 the population rose to 45,250, making it the fourth largest city in Montana. It is the principal city of the Bozeman, MT Micropolitan Statistical Area, consisting of all of Gallatin County with a population of 97,304. It is the largest Micropolitan Statistical Area in Montana and is the third largest of all of Montana-s statistical areas.

Review Of Bozeman by HomeSnacks User

Lived in Bozeman, on a ranch, for many years. Now in California. Will never stop missing Montana's beautiful mountains, friendly folk. If you do decide to move there, better be prepared for some cold winters!

Cut Bank, MT

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 3,007
Median Age: 31.1
Married households: 25.0%
Households with kids: 24.4%
More on Cut Bank: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Review Of Cut Bank by HomeSnacks User

I do not believe this report. I live in Cut Bank and we have way more than 0 African American's living there.

Wolf Point, MT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 2,799
Median Age: 31.5
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 34.6%
More on Wolf Point: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Billings, MT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 109,431
Median Age: 36.8
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 28.7%
More on Billings: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855. It has a trade area of over half a million people.

Review Of Billings by HomeSnacks User

I've had a brother that lived in Billings MT and we have cousins that live in Malta and Chinook MT. Anytime we've ever been there we've always enjoyed the different beauty and life style.

Farming is on the range there and farming in other places have different ways to raising their animals but they all come out the same if it's for the same purpose

Great Falls, MT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 58,990
Median Age: 38.6
Married households: 25.0%
Households with kids: 26.5%
More on Great Falls: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. The 2015 census estimate put the population at 59,638. The population was 58,505 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of the Great Falls, Montana Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Cascade County and has a population of 82,278. Great Falls was the largest city in Montana from 1950 to 1970, when Billings surpassed it. Great Falls remained the second largest city in Montana until 2000, when it was passed by Missoula. Since then Great Falls has been the third largest city in the state.

Review Of Great Falls by HomeSnacks User

One of my sisters and her family live in Great Falls and I have cousins in Montana as well. I've been there in the summer and the winter and have loved both. I grew up in Minnesota, lived in Massachusetts, and now live in Pennsylvania. Montana is my dream. I get there every few years and next year am taking my wife, who has never been there. I may never get to live there but when I die my ashes will be spread in the mountains there!

Sidney, MT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,475
Median Age: 35.8
Married households: 24.0%
Households with kids: 29.3%
More on Sidney: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Sidney is a city in and the county seat of Richland County, Montana, United States, less than 10mi away from the North Dakota border. The population was 5,191 at the 2010 census. The city lies along the Yellowstone River and is in proximity to the badlands of the Dakotas. Sidney is approximately midway between Glendive, Montana and Williston, North Dakota.

Review Of Sidney by HomeSnacks User

Im from sidney, im a highschool grad. growing up there only 5 people have dropped out. How dare you insult my home with ur bull c**p u call a study. HOW DARE U

Stevensville, MT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 2,163
Median Age: 35.4
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 28.9%
More on Stevensville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hamilton, MT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 4,628
Median Age: 45.4
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 17.7%
More on Hamilton: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

How do you determine which city is best for singles in montana anyways?

To give you the places in montana 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 Treasure 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 montana, 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 2,000 people. For montana, that meant a total of 32 cities. You can download the data here.

Read on to see why Dillon is the talk of the town while Columbus is probably a bit on the boring side.

There You Have It - The Best Cities for Singles in montana for 2020

If you're looking for a breakdown of cities in montana 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 montana according to the data:

  1. Columbus
  2. Colstrip
  3. Shelby

For more Montana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Montana

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Dillon, MT 4,244 32.3
2 Missoula, MT 72,125 32.7
3 Bozeman, MT 45,121 28.0
4 Cut Bank, MT 3,007 31.1
5 Wolf Point, MT 2,799 31.5
6 Billings, MT 109,431 36.8
7 Great Falls, MT 58,990 38.6
8 Sidney, MT 6,475 35.8
9 Stevensville, MT 2,163 35.4
10 Hamilton, MT 4,628 45.4
11 Havre, MT 9,762 34.0
12 Laurel, MT 6,849 39.0
13 Kalispell, MT 22,621 35.9
14 Lewistown, MT 5,895 44.8
15 Helena, MT 31,212 40.3
16 Belgrade, MT 8,345 32.5
17 Whitefish, MT 7,309 41.9
18 Livingston, MT 7,478 38.8
19 Polson, MT 4,843 37.1
20 Hardin, MT 3,842 30.6
21 Libby, MT 2,663 45.1
22 Columbia Falls, MT 5,225 42.6
23 Deer Lodge, MT 2,976 50.1
24 Red Lodge, MT 2,277 47.3
25 Glasgow, MT 3,348 36.9
26 Conrad, MT 2,531 40.9
27 Malta, MT 2,090 50.2
28 Townsend, MT 2,069 47.5
29 Glendive, MT 5,232 39.4
30 Shelby, MT 3,160 39.3
31 Colstrip, MT 2,446 36.9
32 Columbus, MT 2,324 37.7

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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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