Best Cities For Singles In Oklahoma For 2020


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

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Are you trying to find love in Oklahoma?

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

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

  1. Stillwater (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Weatherford (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Bethany (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Norman (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Tulsa (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Tahlequah (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Altus (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Warr Acres (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Lawton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Miami (Photos | Homes For Sale)

So, what was the best city for singles in Oklahoma? Stillwater ranks as the best place for singles in Oklahoma 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 oklahoma? That would be Duncan.

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 oklahoma or the safest places to live in oklahoma.

For more Oklahoma reading, check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Oklahoma For 2020

Stillwater, OK

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 49,527
Median Age: 23.7
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 20.3%
More on Stillwater: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Coordinates: 360658N 970332W 36.116; -97.059

Weatherford, OK

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 11,973
Median Age: 24.4
Married households: 22.0%
Households with kids: 28.5%
More on Weatherford: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Weatherford is a city in Custer County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 10,833 at the 2010 census.

Bethany, OK

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 19,472
Median Age: 34.8
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 31.1%
More on Bethany: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Bethany is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. The community was founded in 1909 by followers of the Church of the Nazarene from Oklahoma City.

Norman, OK

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 121,090
Median Age: 30.4
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 29.7%
More on Norman: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Norman is a city in the U.S. state of Oklahoma 20 miles south of downtown Oklahoma City in its metropolitan area. The population was 110,925 at the 2010 census. Norman's estimated population of 120,284 in 2015 makes it the third-largest city in Oklahoma, and the city serves as the county seat of Cleveland County.

Tulsa, OK

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 402,223
Median Age: 35.0
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 29.6%
More on Tulsa: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Tulsa is the second-largest city in the state of Oklahoma and 47th-most populous city in the United States. As of July 2015, the population was 403,505, an increase of 11,599 over that reported in the 2010 Census. It is the principal municipality of the Tulsa Metropolitan Area, a region with 981,005 residents in the MSA and 1,151,172 in the CSA. The city serves as the county seat of Tulsa County, the most densely populated county in Oklahoma, with urban development extending into Osage, Rogers, and Wagoner counties.

Review Of Tulsa by HomeSnacks User

Tulsa, OK is home to many, including my parents. The crime in Tulsa is absolutely horrible, and it seems to be ran down very much. There are fun places to visit if you are into water parks or gambling at a Casino. I can't get past the area though. It gives me an uneasy feeling, along with dread. It has a lot of litter and homeless people. It really needs help.

You definetly have to watch out for the tolls. They are everywhere, and if you're not from around there you can easily miss a turn and have to go back through the same toll. The workers at the toll show no mercy either. One time I had went to a toll and told them I was lost. They told me to go down to the next exit and turn around and come back through. So, I paid to go through the toll, turned around, and then went back to the toll and they charged me again. Not only are there tolls EVERYWHERE but there is ALWAYS construction going on and the roads there are absolutely terrible. So, the money you pay in tolls seems to not really go into the roads. Over the 20 years of me going there and visiting my family I have known it to always have crappy roads and construction going on but no workers in sight.

Tahlequah, OK

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 16,592
Median Age: 29.0
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 28.1%
More on Tahlequah: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Tahlequah is a city in Cherokee County, Oklahoma, United States located at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. It is part of the Green Country region of Oklahoma and was established as a capital of the 19th-century Cherokee Nation in 1839, as part of the new settlement in Indian Territory after the Cherokee Native Americans were forced west from the American Southeast on the Trail of Tears.

Altus, OK

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 19,034
Median Age: 33.2
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 33.8%
More on Altus: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Altus is a city and county seat in Jackson County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 19,813 at the 2010 census, a loss of 7.7 percent compared to 21,454 at the 2000 census.

Warr Acres, OK

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,360
Median Age: 32.0
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 40.8%
More on Warr Acres: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Warr Acres is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. It was established after World War II by C.B. Warr, a dynamic businessman, builder, and commercial developer. The population was 10,043 at the 2010 census.

Lawton, OK

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 94,697
Median Age: 31.1
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 35.0%
More on Lawton: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

The city of Lawton is the county seat of Comanche County, in the State of Oklahoma. Located in southwestern Oklahoma, about 87mi southwest of Oklahoma City, it is the principal city of the Lawton, Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the 2010 census, Lawton's population was 96,867, making it the fifth-largest city in the state.

Miami, OK

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 13,335
Median Age: 33.9
Married households: 21.0%
Households with kids: 33.7%
More on Miami: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Miami is a city in and county seat of Ottawa County, Oklahoma, United States, founded in 1891. Lead and zinc mining established by 1918, caused it to boom. It is the capital of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, after which it is named, the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma, Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma, Peoria Tribe of Indians and Shawnee Tribe. As of the 2010 census, it had 13,570 inhabitants a one percent decline since 2000.

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

To give you the places in oklahoma 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 Sooner 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 oklahoma, 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 oklahoma, that meant a total of 38 cities. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Duncan
  2. Sand Springs
  3. Bixby

For more Oklahoma reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Oklahoma

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Stillwater, OK 49,527 23.7
2 Weatherford, OK 11,973 24.4
3 Bethany, OK 19,472 34.8
4 Norman, OK 121,090 30.4
5 Tulsa, OK 402,223 35.0
6 Tahlequah, OK 16,592 29.0
7 Altus, OK 19,034 33.2
8 Warr Acres, OK 10,360 32.0
9 Lawton, OK 94,697 31.1
10 Miami, OK 13,335 33.9
11 Owasso, OK 35,646 32.4
12 Ada, OK 17,276 31.6
13 Okmulgee, OK 12,024 33.1
14 Guymon, OK 11,679 30.9
15 Enid, OK 50,612 34.6
16 Durant, OK 17,517 32.6
17 Claremore, OK 18,780 35.6
18 Moore, OK 60,807 34.3
19 Broken Arrow, OK 107,500 36.7
20 Bartlesville, OK 36,448 38.3
21 Glenpool, OK 13,313 32.2
22 Woodward, OK 12,601 34.5
23 Guthrie, OK 11,165 37.3
24 Edmond, OK 91,053 35.3
25 Jenks, OK 21,793 33.4
26 Muskogee, OK 37,900 35.8
27 Mcalester, OK 18,095 35.8
28 Shawnee, OK 31,141 35.0
29 Sapulpa, OK 20,659 37.7
30 Ardmore, OK 24,892 37.2
31 Mustang, OK 20,735 37.3
32 Yukon, OK 26,317 38.2
33 Chickasha, OK 16,297 37.2
34 El Reno, OK 18,714 34.6
35 Choctaw, OK 12,367 41.8
36 Bixby, OK 25,818 35.5
37 Sand Springs, OK 19,864 37.9
38 Duncan, OK 22,823 37.9

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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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