These Are The 10 Best Cities For Singles In New Jersey For 2019


We used science and data to determine which cities in New Jersey have the best set up for singles: no kids, no old people, and a lot to do.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for . This is our second time ranking the best cities for singles in New Jersey.

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Are you trying to find love in New Jersey?

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

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

  1. Hoboken (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Asbury Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. West New York (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Newark (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Guttenberg (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Long Branch (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Red Bank (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Hackensack (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Trenton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. East Orange (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 New Jersey? That would be Kinnelon.

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 New Jersey or the safest places to live in New Jersey.

For more New Jersey reading, check out:

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

To give you the places in New Jersey 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 Garden 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 New Jersey, 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 New Jersey, that meant a total of 99 cities.

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

Hoboken, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 54,117
Median Age: 31.8
Married households: 31.9%
Households with kids: 18.2%
More on Hoboken: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hoboken is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city’s population was 50,005, having grown by 11,428 from 38,577 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 5,180 from the 33,397 in the 1990 Census. Hoboken is part of the New York metropolitan area and is the site of Hoboken Terminal, a major transportation hub for the region.

Asbury Park, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 15,830
Median Age: 35.1
Married households: 22.3%
Households with kids: 21.0%
More on Asbury Park: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Asbury Park is a city in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, located on the Jersey Shore and part of the New York City Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city’s population was 16,116, reflecting a decline of 814 from the 16,930 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 131 from the 16,799 counted in the 1990 Census.

Review Of Asbury Park by HomeSnacks User

There are so many things to do in Asbury Park, and you will never be bored! From restaurants, to venues, to bars and so much more, you will find something you’ll love.

My favorite places in Asbury Park are The Beach Bar and Biergarten. Both are different, but so much fun. I also love the beach!

West New York, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 53,345
Median Age: 34.9
Married households: 38.5%
Households with kids: 29.4%
More on West New York: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

West New York is a town in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, situated upon the New Jersey Palisades. As of the 2010 United States Census, the town’s population was 49,708, reflecting an increase of 3,940 from the 45,768 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 7,643 from the 38,125 counted in the 1990 Census.

Newark, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 282,803
Median Age: 33.6
Married households: 26.4%
Households with kids: 31.5%
More on Newark: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County. As one of the nation’s major air, shipping, and rail hubs, the city had a population of 277,140 in 2010, making it the nation’s 67th-most populous municipality, after being ranked 63rd in the nation in 2000. For 2015, the Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program calculated a population of 281,944, an increase of 1.7% from the 2010 enumeration, ranking the city the 70th largest in the nation. Newark is the second largest city in the New York metropolitan area, located approximately 8 miles west of lower Manhattan.

Review Of Newark by UGottaKnowThis

I’ve lived in Newark for 4 years now. This city has gotten a lot better than when I first came here. Lots of building going on here. Lots of houses being renovated here. Warrant squads are out and doing there thing. Many places where there were people hanging out on the street have been cleaned up. Many working people are moving here from NYC because of the much lower rents. People are buying houses here and are easy to obtain just as long as you have a good credit score, like 620 and up and you can show a work history of at least 2 – 3 years. Lots of businesses are moving into Newark now creating jobs. East Orange, Elizabeth, Union, Paterson and other cities are all being built up and the same thing that is happening here and happened in Jersey City and Hoboken is going on. New Jersey is making a come back.

Guttenberg, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 11,733
Median Age: 36.8
Married households: 31.2%
Households with kids: 23.7%
More on Guttenberg: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Guttenberg is a town in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the town’s population was 11,176. Only four blocks wide, Guttenberg is the ninth-smallest municipality in the state and the most densely populated incorporated municipality in the United States, as well as one of the most densely populated municipalities worldwide, with 57,116 people per square mile of land area.

Long Branch, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 30,751
Median Age: 36.9
Married households: 36.7%
Households with kids: 25.1%
More on Long Branch: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Long Branch is a beach-side city in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city’s population was 30,719, reflecting a decline of 621 from the 31,340 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,682 from the 28,658 counted in the 1990 Census.

Red Bank, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 12,220
Median Age: 36.0
Married households: 31.1%
Households with kids: 23.1%
More on Red Bank: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Red Bank is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, incorporated in 1908 and located on the Navesink River, the area’s original transportation route to the ocean and other ports. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough had a population of 12,206, reflecting an increase of 362 from the 11,844 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,208 from the 10,636 counted in the 1990 Census.

Hackensack, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 44,673
Median Age: 39.0
Married households: 33.3%
Households with kids: 23.5%
More on Hackensack: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hackensack is a city in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States, and serves as its county seat. The area was officially named New Barbadoes Township until 1921, but it was informally known as Hackensack. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city’s population was 43,010, reflecting an increase of 333 from the 42,677 counted in the 2000 Census, which had, in turn, increased by 5,628 from the 37,049 counted in the 1990 Census.

Trenton, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 84,867
Median Age: 34.0
Married households: 27.8%
Households with kids: 30.6%
More on Trenton: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Trenton is the capital city of the U.S. state of New Jersey and the county seat of Mercer County. It was briefly the capital of the United States. The city’s metropolitan area is grouped with the New York metropolitan area by the United States Census Bureau, but directly borders the Philadelphia metropolitan area and is part of the Federal Communications Commission’s Philadelphia Designated Market Area. As of the 2010 United States Census, Trenton had a population of 84,913, making it the state’s 10th-largest municipality. The Census Bureau estimated that the city’s population was 84,034 in 2014.

Review Of Trenton by Trinity Williams

I live in Trenton and I live in a beautiful neighborhood

East Orange, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 65,151
Median Age: 36.9
Married households: 22.5%
Households with kids: 24.9%
More on East Orange: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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

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

  1. Kinnelon
  2. Tenafly
  3. Oakland

For more New Jersey reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In New Jersey

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Hoboken, NJ 54,117 31.8
2 Asbury Park, NJ 15,830 35.1
3 West New York, NJ 53,345 34.9
4 Newark, NJ 282,803 33.6
5 Guttenberg, NJ 11,733 36.8
6 Long Branch, NJ 30,751 36.9
7 Red Bank, NJ 12,220 36.0
8 Hackensack, NJ 44,673 39.0
9 Trenton, NJ 84,867 34.0
10 East Orange, NJ 65,151 36.9
11 Elizabeth, NJ 129,363 33.9
12 Lodi, NJ 24,805 37.2
13 Plainfield, NJ 51,097 34.2
14 New Brunswick, NJ 56,792 23.5
15 Passaic, NJ 71,057 29.8
16 Somerville, NJ 12,234 35.6
17 Harrison, NJ 15,898 33.7
18 Collingswood, NJ 13,969 39.7
19 Bayonne, NJ 66,719 38.6
20 Little Ferry, NJ 10,942 42.0
21 Perth Amboy, NJ 52,563 32.8
22 Rahway, NJ 29,443 37.7
23 Fairview, NJ 14,422 37.5
24 Glassboro, NJ 19,387 30.3
25 Camden, NJ 75,550 29.9
26 Paterson, NJ 147,890 33.1
27 North Plainfield, NJ 22,092 36.3
28 Wallington, NJ 11,701 39.6
29 Roselle Park, NJ 13,709 37.0
30 Palisades Park, NJ 20,716 39.3
31 Lindenwold, NJ 17,481 34.0
32 Bellmawr, NJ 11,482 41.4
33 Kearny, NJ 42,487 37.4
34 Garfield, NJ 31,808 36.3
35 Hawthorne, NJ 19,065 39.2
36 Bound Brook, NJ 10,510 35.1
37 New Milford, NJ 16,760 41.1
38 Highland Park, NJ 14,250 35.5
39 Freehold, NJ 11,938 34.3
40 Pleasantville, NJ 20,568 35.1
41 Phillipsburg, NJ 14,540 40.3
42 Cliffside Park, NJ 24,861 43.8
43 Manville, NJ 10,436 38.3
44 Millville, NJ 28,235 37.9
45 North Arlington, NJ 15,877 40.1
46 Elmwood Park, NJ 20,293 38.3
47 Clifton, NJ 86,207 38.4
48 Edgewater, NJ 12,165 38.3
49 Dover, NJ 18,307 37.2
50 Roselle, NJ 21,746 40.6
51 Linden, NJ 42,230 38.1
52 Pompton Lakes, NJ 11,205 41.8
53 South River, NJ 16,345 37.5
54 Fort Lee, NJ 37,058 45.7
55 Ridgefield Park, NJ 13,070 37.0
56 Englewood, NJ 28,509 40.0
57 Beachwood, NJ 11,193 35.5
58 Pine Hill, NJ 10,517 37.4
59 Lincoln Park, NJ 10,464 44.3
60 Bridgeton, NJ 24,948 29.9
61 Hopatcong, NJ 14,507 43.0
62 Middlesex, NJ 13,875 38.2
63 Carteret, NJ 24,040 36.1
64 Rutherford, NJ 18,622 40.2
65 South Plainfield, NJ 24,154 41.1
66 Point Pleasant, NJ 18,519 42.1
67 Metuchen, NJ 13,940 41.5
68 Vineland, NJ 60,824 38.3
69 Somers Point, NJ 10,644 41.3
70 Woodland Park, NJ 12,542 40.7
71 Bergenfield, NJ 27,694 39.0
72 Sayreville, NJ 44,744 39.4
73 Dumont, NJ 17,882 41.9
74 Secaucus, NJ 19,279 40.2
75 Hammonton, NJ 14,557 42.2
76 Ridgefield, NJ 11,369 40.0
77 Tinton Falls, NJ 17,902 46.9
78 Florham Park, NJ 11,792 39.3
79 River Edge, NJ 11,648 42.6
80 Wanaque, NJ 11,782 46.6
81 Glen Rock, NJ 11,962 40.9
82 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 12,205 42.9
83 Haddonfield, NJ 11,428 43.1
84 Summit, NJ 22,155 39.9
85 Totowa, NJ 10,829 42.1
86 Paramus, NJ 26,919 46.8
87 Fair Lawn, NJ 33,447 42.4
88 New Providence, NJ 12,716 40.5
89 Ringwood, NJ 12,451 42.8
90 Westwood, NJ 11,246 42.7
91 Franklin Lakes, NJ 10,953 47.2
92 Hillsdale, NJ 10,520 44.7
93 Madison, NJ 16,080 39.7
94 Ridgewood, NJ 25,554 41.3
95 Ramsey, NJ 15,121 44.9
96 Westfield, NJ 30,591 41.8
97 Oakland, NJ 13,145 42.8
98 Tenafly, NJ 14,882 43.3
99 Kinnelon, NJ 10,242 42.8

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