Best Cities For Singles In Ohio For 2020


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

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Are you trying to find love in Ohio?

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

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

  1. Norwood (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Lakewood (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Athens (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Kent (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Cincinnati (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Bowling Green (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Columbus (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Oxford (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Cleveland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Dayton (Photos | Homes For Sale)

So, what was the best city for singles in Ohio? Norwood ranks as the best place for singles in Ohio 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 ohio? That would be Twinsburg.

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 ohio or the safest places to live in ohio.

For more Ohio reading, check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Ohio For 2020

Norwood, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 19,796
Median Age: 32.2
Married households: 20.0%
Households with kids: 22.7%
More on Norwood: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Norwood is the second most populous city in Hamilton County, Ohio, United States, and an enclave of the larger city of Cincinnati. The population was 19,207 at the 2010 census. Originally settled as an early suburb of Cincinnati in the wooded countryside north of the city, the area is characterized by older homes and tree-lined streets.

Lakewood, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 50,553
Median Age: 35.0
Married households: 23.0%
Households with kids: 19.5%
More on Lakewood: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Lakewood is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. It is part of the Greater Cleveland Metropolitan Area, and borders the city of Cleveland. The population was 52,131 at the 2010 United States Census, making it the third largest city in Cuyahoga County, behind Cleveland and Parma.

Athens, OH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 24,771
Median Age: 21.3
Married households: 6.0%
Households with kids: 14.7%
More on Athens: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Athens is a city in and the county seat of Athens County, Ohio, United States. It is located along the Hocking River in the southeastern part of Ohio. A historic college town, Athens is home to Ohio University, and is the principal city of the Athens, Ohio Micropolitan Statistical Area. The official population of Athens in the 2010 U.S. Census was 23,832.

Review Of Athens by HomeSnacks User

Athens is a pretty great place to live or visit. I originally fell in love with the town when I was touring colleges and soon followed that love to a degree at the local university. Though somewhat known for its impoverished status as one of the poorest cities in America, it is a lovely, arty city of a small size filled with things that make it unique and beautiful in and of itself. It may not have the best shopping or the most activities, but it has a certain charm that has kept me there even after graduating college.

Jackie O's Brewery is a well for its creative brews. Fluff Bakery has incredibly baked goods right within walking distance of campus. Ohio University is a beautiful college with a lot to see. The Dairy Barn has great arts and crafts to view on a daily basis. Avalanche Pizza is a local eatery that regularly wins competitions for the best pizza in the world.

Kent, OH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 29,824
Median Age: 23.7
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 26.3%
More on Kent: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Kent is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the largest city in Portage County. It is located along the Cuyahoga River in Northeast Ohio on the western edge of the county. The population was 28,904 in the 2010 Census and was estimated at 30,071 in 2016. The city is counted as part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area and the larger Cleveland-Akron-Canton Combined Statistical Area.

Cincinnati, OH

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 300,357
Median Age: 32.4
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 24.0%
More on Cincinnati: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Cincinnati is a major city in the U.S. state of Ohio that serves as county seat of Hamilton County. Settled in 1788, the city is located on the north side of the confluence of the Licking with the Ohio River. With a population of 298,800, Cincinnati is the third-largest city in Ohio and the 65th-largest city in the United States. It has the fastest growing economic power of the Midwestern United States and 28th-biggest metropolitan statistical area in the United States, the biggest in Ohio. The city drives the Cincinnati-Middletown-Wilmington combined statistical area, which had a population of 2,172,191 in the 2010 census.

Review Of Cincinnati by HomeSnacks User

Miserable stinking filth that must be avoided at all costs! Cincinnati is the toilet of the universe! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH OH MY G*D STAY OUT OF CINCINNATI!!!

EVERYTHING IS BAD EVERYONE IS SCUM EVERWHERE IS DECAYING URBAN BLIGHT OH PLEASE LORD IN HEAVEN DO NOT COME HERE OR YOU WILL DIE A SLOW MISERABLE DEATH

Bowling Green, OH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 31,541
Median Age: 22.6
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 19.3%
More on Bowling Green: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Bowling Green is a city in and the county seat of Wood County, Ohio, United States. The population was 30,028 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Toledo Metropolitan Area and a member of the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments. Bowling Green is the home of Bowling Green State University.

Columbus, OH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 867,628
Median Age: 32.2
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 28.4%
More on Columbus: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Columbus is the state capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Ohio. It is the 14th-most populous city in the United States, with a population of 860,090 as of 2016 estimates. This makes Columbus the 3rd-most populous state capital in the United States after Phoenix, Arizona and Austin, Texas, and the second-most populous city in the Midwestern United States, after Chicago. It is the core city of the Columbus, Ohio, Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses ten counties. With a population of 2,021,632, it is Ohio's third-largest metropolitan area.

Review Of Columbus by HomeSnacks User

Our school buildings are old and many do not have air conditioning. College football is immensely popular here, housing is plentiful, and there are a host of restaurants out there one can eat at.

The traffic on the major roads in the morning and afternoon and be rather bad and construction isn't helping. The weather can be hot in the summer and quite cold in the winter, but it's still a decent place in which to live.

Oxford, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 22,612
Median Age: 21.1
Married households: 7.0%
Households with kids: 12.7%
More on Oxford: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Oxford is a city in northwestern Butler County, Ohio, United States, in the southwestern portion of the state. It lies in Oxford Township, originally called the College Township. The population was 21,371 at the 2010 census. This college town was founded as a home for Miami University. In 2014, Oxford was rated by Forbes as the "Best College Town" in the United States, based on a high percentage of students per capita and part-time jobs, and a low occurrence of brain-drain.

Cleveland, OH

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 387,398
Median Age: 36.0
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 26.6%
More on Cleveland: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Cuyahoga County, the state's second most-populous county. Located along Lake Erie, the city proper has a population of 388,072, making Cleveland the 51st largest city in the United States, and the second-largest city in Ohio after Columbus. Greater Cleveland ranked as the 32nd-largest metropolitan area in the United States, with 2,055,612 people in 2016. The city anchors the Cleveland-Akron-Canton Combined Statistical Area, which had a population of 3,515,646 in 2010 and ranks 15th in the United States.

Review Of Cleveland by HomeSnacks User

I grew up here. It is completely segreated in terms of living. Some areas are really nice and classy while others are barren and proverty filled. Everything seems to have an invisible barrier when it comes to socialization, by that I mean some classes only associate themselves with their own and not too much outside. The weather is primarily cold, so there is not enough sunny days. I think the poor air quality and proverty effects the people too, the poorer physically look un healthier than those who are careful and can afford better care, but I think it depends on ones thinking.

The museums like the Rock and roll hall of fame, Art museum, and Children's Museum.

Dayton, OH

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 140,782
Median Age: 33.1
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 27.4%
More on Dayton: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Dayton is the sixth-largest city in the state of Ohio and is the county seat of Montgomery County. A small portion of the city extends into Greene County. In the 2010 census, the population was 141,527, and the Dayton metropolitan area had 799,232 residents, making it Ohio's fourth-largest metropolitan area, after Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Columbus and the 63rd-largest in the United States. The Dayton-Springfield-Greenville Combined Statistical Area had a population of 1,080,044 in 2010, making it the 43rd-largest in the United States. Dayton is within Ohio's Miami Valley region, just north of the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky metropolitan area.

Review Of Dayton by HomeSnacks User

All of Dayton bad the Westside being the worst there ar junkies every where alot of fentanyl h****n junkies and m**h junkies if you want good dope come to Dayton Ohio drive James H Macgee or Gettysburg ave you can find dope on the east end and Northside to I'm born and raised here if you want to live in a grimy a*s drug fueled crime ridden city but don't want to lived in a over populated place like Cleveland Cincinnati or Columbus come to Dayton will meet all your f****d up dreams we were the overdose capital of the country for few years we have big city crime without big city traffic where nightmares came to die Dayton Ohio oh yeah home of the Wright Brothers Ohio Players And Roger Troutman same place Roger Troutman was murdered and China Arnold stuck her baby in the microwave wave and killed it

The Dope and Dope fiends everyone grimy

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

To give you the places in ohio 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 Buckeye 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 ohio, 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 ohio, that meant a total of 174 cities. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Twinsburg
  2. Hudson
  3. Broadview Heights

For more Ohio reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Ohio

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Norwood, OH 19,796 32.2
2 Lakewood, OH 50,553 35.0
3 Athens, OH 24,771 21.3
4 Kent, OH 29,824 23.7
5 Cincinnati, OH 300,357 32.4
6 Bowling Green, OH 31,541 22.6
7 Columbus, OH 867,628 32.2
8 Oxford, OH 22,612 21.1
9 Cleveland, OH 387,398 36.0
10 Dayton, OH 140,782 33.1
11 Whitehall, OH 18,874 31.8
12 University Heights, OH 13,138 29.9
13 Brooklyn, OH 10,862 40.6
14 Berea, OH 18,859 37.9
15 Akron, OH 198,314 36.7
16 Cleveland Heights, OH 44,865 35.4
17 Sandusky, OH 25,012 38.5
18 Painesville, OH 19,828 31.7
19 Fairborn, OH 33,433 33.2
20 Riverside, OH 25,087 34.9
21 Toledo, OH 278,193 35.1
22 Youngstown, OH 64,734 39.0
23 Warren, OH 39,668 37.9
24 Fairview Park, OH 16,400 39.7
25 Maple Heights, OH 22,539 37.7
26 Parma, OH 79,559 42.3
27 Canton, OH 71,313 35.3
28 Reynoldsburg, OH 37,644 36.1
29 Forest Park, OH 18,703 33.9
30 Tiffin, OH 17,599 34.9
31 Alliance, OH 21,927 35.1
32 East Cleveland, OH 17,321 43.0
33 Marietta, OH 13,718 36.8
34 Warrensville Heights, OH 13,258 35.3
35 Reading, OH 10,286 39.3
36 Ironton, OH 10,912 40.5
37 Mayfield Heights, OH 18,766 41.0
38 Wilmington, OH 12,403 34.8
39 Euclid, OH 47,456 41.2
40 Hamilton, OH 62,259 36.6
41 Kettering, OH 55,405 40.0
42 Willowick, OH 14,160 40.4
43 West Carrollton, OH 12,954 36.6
44 North Olmsted, OH 31,888 45.0
45 Lima, OH 37,335 33.4
46 Parma Heights, OH 20,162 42.1
47 Wickliffe, OH 12,733 47.0
48 Findlay, OH 41,276 37.1
49 Elyria, OH 53,910 38.8
50 Fairfield, OH 42,636 37.5
51 Wooster, OH 26,778 37.8
52 Springfield, OH 59,305 36.3
53 Circleville, OH 13,853 39.6
54 Lorain, OH 63,773 37.2
55 Bedford, OH 12,705 40.5
56 Eastlake, OH 18,229 44.4
57 South Euclid, OH 21,688 38.7
58 Ravenna, OH 11,552 39.9
59 Hilliard, OH 35,665 36.7
60 Portsmouth, OH 20,366 36.1
61 Mount Vernon, OH 16,669 36.1
62 Ashtabula, OH 18,243 38.1
63 Medina, OH 26,220 37.9
64 Loveland, OH 13,082 39.5
65 Steubenville, OH 18,095 40.5
66 Garfield Heights, OH 28,001 39.3
67 Bedford Heights, OH 10,633 47.2
68 North Canton, OH 17,362 40.7
69 Fremont, OH 16,171 36.7
70 Middletown, OH 48,449 37.7
71 Bexley, OH 13,764 33.3
72 Fostoria, OH 13,249 37.8
73 Sharonville, OH 13,942 42.3
74 Middleburg Heights, OH 15,670 46.5
75 New Philadelphia, OH 17,432 37.7
76 Cuyahoga Falls, OH 49,317 39.3
77 Marion, OH 36,268 37.3
78 Ashland, OH 20,396 36.0
79 Troy, OH 25,894 38.7
80 Richmond Heights, OH 10,449 46.6
81 Chillicothe, OH 21,717 41.6
82 Rocky River, OH 20,310 45.6
83 Barberton, OH 26,189 40.7
84 Massillon, OH 32,366 40.0
85 Piqua, OH 20,941 39.3
86 Westlake, OH 32,378 46.8
87 Zanesville, OH 25,376 36.7
88 Beavercreek, OH 46,600 41.0
89 London, OH 10,139 37.6
90 Mansfield, OH 46,638 38.3
91 East Liverpool, OH 10,762 35.3
92 Newark, OH 49,070 38.0
93 Stow, OH 34,796 40.3
94 Lancaster, OH 39,942 40.0
95 Shaker Heights, OH 27,620 40.1
96 Niles, OH 18,606 42.7
97 Trenton, OH 12,755 33.1
98 Urbana, OH 11,434 39.4
99 Willoughby, OH 22,770 43.9
100 Brook Park, OH 18,721 44.1

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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.

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