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


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.

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

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

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 2011-2015 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 Fallon is the talk of the town while Fernley is probably a bit on the boring side.

1. Fallon

Fallon, NV

Population: 8,410
Median Age: 33.7
Married households: 32.0%
Households with kids: 27.7%
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.

2. Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

Population: 613,295
Median Age: 37.4
Married households: 41.9%
Households with kids: 32.4%
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.

3. Reno

Reno, NV

Population: 237,121
Median Age: 35.3
Married households: 38.0%
Households with kids: 29.0%
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.

4. Lovelock

Lovelock, NV

Population: 1,854
Median Age: 35.5
Married households: 35.3%
Households with kids: 33.8%
More on Lovelock: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

5. Ely

Ely, NV

Population: 4,169
Median Age: 39.5
Married households: 45.5%
Households with kids: 27.5%
More on Ely: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

6. Sparks

Sparks, NV

Population: 94,718
Median Age: 37.5
Married households: 47.0%
Households with kids: 33.7%
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.

7. North Las Vegas

North Las Vegas, NV

Source: Public domain

Population: 230,436
Median Age: 31.5
Married households: 48.9%
Households with kids: 44.4%
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.

8. Carlin

Carlin, NV

Population: 2,337
Median Age: 34.7
Married households: 44.0%
Households with kids: 36.8%
More on Carlin: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Carlin is a small city located near the western border of Elko County in northeast Nevada, 23 miles west of the city of Elko. It is part of the Elko Micropolitan Statistical Area. Carlin sits along Interstate 80 at an elevation of approximately 4,900 feet. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,368, up from 2,161 at the 2000 census. The city was named for Civil War general William Passmore Carlin. Its slogan is ‘Where the Train Stops…And the Gold Rush Begins’.

9. Henderson

Henderson, NV

Population: 277,872
Median Age: 41.6
Married households: 49.3%
Households with kids: 28.8%
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.

10. Winnemucca

Winnemucca, NV

Population: 7,881
Median Age: 29.9
Married households: 50.9%
Households with kids: 37.6%
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

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. Wells

For more Nevada reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Nevada

City Rank Population Median Age
Fallon 1 8,410 33.7
Las Vegas 2 613,295 37.4
Reno 3 237,121 35.3
Lovelock 4 1,854 35.5
Ely 5 4,169 39.5
Sparks 6 94,718 37.5
North Las Vegas 7 230,436 31.5
Carlin 8 2,337 34.7
Henderson 9 277,872 41.6
Winnemucca 10 7,881 29.9
Yerington 11 3,096 48.2
West Wendover 12 4,390 30.0
Elko 13 20,078 30.9
Mesquite 14 16,953 55.8
Wells 15 1,377 33.6
Caliente 16 1,129 33.7
Fernley 17 19,228 40.0

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