These Are The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Nevada For 2019

We used science and data to determine which cities in Nevada 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 . This is our second time ranking the best cities for singles in Nevada.

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Are you trying to find love in Nevada?

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 Nevada, there’s a pretty good chance there are a lot of singles in your area. The Silver 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 Nevada? We’ve got the answers here.

These are the best cities for singles in Nevada for 2019. Try not to jump in the car with a dozen roses:

  1. Las Vegas (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Fallon (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Reno (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Lovelock (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Sparks (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Yerington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. North Las Vegas (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Henderson (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Mesquite (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Winnemucca (Photos | Homes For Sale)

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 Nevada? That would be Fernley.

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 Nevada or the safest places to live in Nevada.

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

To give you the places in Nevada 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 Silver State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey Census data produced for the state of Nevada, 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 1,000 people. For Nevada, that meant a total of 17 cities.

Read on to see why Las Vegas is the talk of the town while Fernley is probably a bit on the boring side.

Las Vegas, NV

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Population: 621,662
Median Age: 37.4
Married households: 42.4%
Households with kids: 28.5%
More on Las Vegas: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Las Vegas, officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County. The city anchors the Las Vegas Valley metropolitan area and is the largest city within the greater Mojave Desert. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city, known primarily for its gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife. The Las Vegas Valley as a whole serves as the leading financial, commercial, and cultural center for Nevada.

Review Of Las Vegas by HomeSnacks User

I love how lively and beautiful and active las Vegas is, its a nice place to visit.

It is a great place to visit with many shops and stores, but a lot of bad things to get into.

Fallon, NV

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Population: 8,325
Median Age: 32.9
Married households: 34.3%
Households with kids: 21.5%
More on Fallon: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Fallon is a city in Churchill County, Nevada, United States. The population was 8,606 at time of the 2010 census. Fallon is the county seat of Churchill County and is located in the Lahontan Valley.

Fallon and Churchill County are mostly agricultural areas. Although the area is arid, approximately 50,000 acres of its pastureland are irrigated with water from the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District. The principal crop grown is alfalfa for livestock feed. The “Heart O’ Gold” cantaloupes of Churchill County were once distributed across the United States, but are now grown mostly for consumption in Nevada.

Reno, NV

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Population: 239,732
Median Age: 35.5
Married households: 38.1%
Households with kids: 26.0%
More on Reno: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Reno is a city in the U.S. state of Nevada. It is in Northern Nevada, approximately 22 miles from Lake Tahoe. Known as “The Biggest Little City in the World”, Reno is famous for its hotels and casinos and as the birthplace of Harrah’s Entertainment. It is the county seat of Washoe County, in the northwestern part of the state. The city sits in a high desert at the foot of the Sierra Nevada and its downtown area occupies a valley informally known as the Truckee Meadows. It is named after Jesse L. Reno.

Review Of Reno by HomeSnacks User

Loads of schools both public and private, with more in the works. Big events year-round, averaging one biggie per month, ranging from hot air balloon races, rodeo, air races, food fests, nearby Burning Man, parades for numerous reasons, a growing art scene,….there’s just so much going on lately. Plus the casinos. All this and a decent sized river coursing downtown that hosts kayak contests. A construction boom is in progress.

Watch out for the poorly maintained roads, impatient tail riding drivers, and extreme temperatures; summer is very hot and winter is bone chilling cold with a lot of snow possible. Rain, hail, high winds, drought, avalanches flooding, wildfires, it has it all.

The sheer number of special events and stuff to do in a city this size is pretty amazing.

Lovelock, NV

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Population: 1,773
Median Age: 40.0
Married households: 35.4%
Households with kids: 29.3%
More on Lovelock: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Sparks, NV

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Population: 96,786
Median Age: 37.8
Married households: 48.3%
Households with kids: 29.9%
More on Sparks: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Sparks is a city in Washoe County, Nevada, United States. It was founded in 1904 and incorporated on March 15, 1905, and is located just east of Reno. The 2010 U.S. Census Bureau population count was 90,264. It is the fifth most populous city in Nevada. It is named after the late Nevada Governor John Sparks, a member of the Silver Party.

Yerington, NV

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Population: 3,077
Median Age: 45.3
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 28.1%
More on Yerington: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Yerington is a city in Lyon County, Nevada, United States. The population was 3,048 at the 2010 census. It is named after Henry M. Yerington, Superintendent of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad from 1868 to 1910. The city incorporated in 1907. It is the current county seat of Lyon County, the first county seat being established at Dayton on November 29, 1861. After the Dayton Court House burned down in 1909, the seat was moved to Yerington in 1911.

North Las Vegas, NV

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Population: 234,389
Median Age: 32.2
Married households: 49.1%
Households with kids: 38.2%
More on North Las Vegas: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

North Las Vegas is a city in Clark County, Nevada, United States, in the Las Vegas Valley. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 216,961, with an estimated population of 249,180 in 2017. The city was incorporated on May 16, 1946. It is in the Las Vegas-Paradise, NV MSA and is the fourth largest city in the state of Nevada.

Henderson, NV

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Population: 284,817
Median Age: 42.2
Married households: 49.8%
Households with kids: 25.5%
More on Henderson: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Henderson, officially the City of Henderson, is a city in Clark County, Nevada, United States, about 16 miles southeast of Las Vegas. It is the second-largest city in Nevada, after Las Vegas, with an estimated population of 292,969 in 2016. The city is part of the Las Vegas metropolitan area, which spans the entire Las Vegas Valley. Henderson occupies the southeastern end of the valley, at an elevation of approximately 1,330 feet.

Review Of Henderson by HomeSnacks User

I love visiting Henderson with my family. There are so many choices for shopping and dining. It is near the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas, but since it is on the outskirts, it is chill.

Favorite Henderson places for lunch include The Cheesecake Factory at Green Valley and In-N-Out burger on Eastern. Pick up designer cupcakes at The Cupcakery also on Eastern. Grab your healthy food choices at Trader Joes on Eastern. For clothing, teens love Rapsodielle on Stephanie Street across from the old Toys R Us.

Mesquite, NV

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Population: 17,467
Median Age: 58.5
Married households: 53.4%
Households with kids: 15.6%
More on Mesquite: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Mesquite is a U.S. city in Clark County, Nevada, adjacent to the Arizona state line and 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. As of 2015, the United States Census estimates that the city had a population of 17,496. The city is located in the Virgin River valley adjacent to the Virgin Mountains in the northeastern part of the Mojave Desert. It is home to a growing retirement community, as well as several casino resorts and golf courses.

Winnemucca, NV

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Population: 7,870
Median Age: 29.6
Married households: 48.4%
Households with kids: 38.0%
More on Winnemucca: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Winnemucca ) is the only incorporated city in and is the county seat of Humboldt County, Nevada, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 7,396, up 3.1 percent from the 2000 census figure of 7,174. Interstate 80 passes through the city, where it meets U.S. Route 95.

There You Have It – The Best Cities for Singles in Nevada for 2019

If you’re looking for a breakdown of cities in Nevada 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 Nevada according to the data:

  1. Fernley
  2. Caliente
  3. Carlin

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Nevada

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Las Vegas, NV 621,662 37.4
2 Fallon, NV 8,325 32.9
3 Reno, NV 239,732 35.5
4 Lovelock, NV 1,773 40.0
5 Sparks, NV 96,786 37.8
6 Yerington, NV 3,077 45.3
7 North Las Vegas, NV 234,389 32.2
8 Henderson, NV 284,817 42.2
9 Mesquite, NV 17,467 58.5
10 Winnemucca, NV 7,870 29.6
11 Elko, NV 20,225 32.3
12 Wells, NV 1,421 35.3
13 West Wendover, NV 4,371 29.5
14 Ely, NV 4,124 40.6
15 Carlin, NV 2,361 38.1
16 Caliente, NV 1,124 44.3
17 Fernley, NV 19,261 39.9

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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