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


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.

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

  1. Missoula (Photos)
  2. Dillon
  3. Bozeman (Photos)
  4. Wolf Point
  5. Cut Bank
  6. Havre (Photos)
  7. Great Falls (Photos)
  8. Libby
  9. Stevensville
  10. Billings (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 Montana? That would be Three Forks.

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.

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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 2011-2015 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.

Read on to see why Missoula is the talk of the town while Three Forks is probably a bit on the boring side.

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1. Missoula

Missoula, Mt

Population: 70,117
Median Age: 32.5
Married households: 35.6%
Households with kids: 23.3%
Missoula /mzul/ ( listen) 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[update], 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 Great Falls as Montana?s secondlargest city, behind Billings. Missoula is home to the University of Montana, a public research university.

2. Dillon

Dillon, Mt

Source: Public domain

Population: 4,214
Median Age: 31.6
Married households: 36.6%
Households with kids: 20.5%

3. Bozeman

Bozeman, Mt

Population: 41,761
Median Age: 27.9
Married households: 34.6%
Households with kids: 21.7%
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.

4. Wolf Point

Wolf Point, Mt

Source: Public domain

Population: 2,801
Median Age: 31.0
Married households: 38.5%
Households with kids: 35.8%

5. Cut Bank

Cut Bank, Mt

Population: 2,993
Median Age: 30.0
Married households: 38.6%
Households with kids: 25.9%

6. Havre

Havre, Mt

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,815
Median Age: 35.6
Married households: 42.4%
Households with kids: 30.2%
Havre (/hævr/ HAV-r) is the county seat and largest town in Hill County, Montana, in the United States. It is said to be named after the city of Le Havre in France. As of the 2010 census the population was 9,310, and in 2016 the estimated population was 9,846.

7. Great Falls

Great Falls, Mt

Population: 59,479
Median Age: 38.7
Married households: 42.7%
Households with kids: 28.0%
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.

8. Libby

Libby, Mt

Source: Public domain

Population: 2,674
Median Age: 45.1
Married households: 30.5%
Households with kids: 25.0%

9. Stevensville

Stevensville, Mt

Population: 2,016
Median Age: 35.7
Married households: 32.1%
Households with kids: 26.2%

10. Billings

Billings, Mt

Population: 109,089
Median Age: 36.9
Married households: 44.4%
Households with kids: 29.5%
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.

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

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. Three Forks
  2. Shelby
  3. Colstrip

For more Montana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Montana

City Rank Population Median Age
Missoula 1 70,117 32.5
Dillon 2 4,214 31.6
Bozeman 3 41,761 27.9
Wolf Point 4 2,801 31.0
Cut Bank 5 2,993 30.0
Havre 6 9,815 35.6
Great Falls 7 59,479 38.7
Libby 8 2,674 45.1
Stevensville 9 2,016 35.7
Billings 10 109,089 36.9
Helena 11 30,102 41.6
Sidney 12 6,407 36.9
Hamilton 13 4,539 55.2
Polson 14 4,674 32.4
Laurel 15 6,931 38.8
Deer Lodge 16 3,062 50.6
Livingston 17 7,210 41.3
Whitefish 18 6,859 40.2
Belgrade 19 7,874 32.6
Kalispell 20 21,619 35.5
East Helena 21 2,286 35.8
Lewistown 22 5,868 43.6
Glasgow 23 3,363 38.6
Red Lodge 24 2,328 46.3
Columbia Falls 25 4,960 40.3
Conrad 26 2,587 41.7
Glendive 27 5,353 35.8
Hardin 28 3,803 33.1
Columbus 29 2,208 39.6
Colstrip 30 2,288 41.3
Shelby 31 3,160 39.0
Three Forks 32 2,083 41.4

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