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

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 . This is our second 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 2019. Try not to jump in the car with a dozen roses:

  1. Stillwater (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Bethany (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Tahlequah (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Okmulgee (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Tulsa (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Norman (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Durant (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Claremore (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Ada (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Altus (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 Oklahoma? That would be Yukon.

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:

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 2013-2017 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.

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

Stillwater, OK

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Population: 48,685
Median Age: 23.8
Married households: 33.7%
Households with kids: 19.5%
More on Stillwater: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Coordinates: 360658N 970332W 36.116; -97.059

Bethany, OK

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Population: 19,508
Median Age: 34.8
Married households: 41.0%
Households with kids: 27.3%
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.

Tahlequah, OK

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Population: 16,481
Median Age: 28.3
Married households: 32.5%
Households with kids: 24.5%
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.

Okmulgee, OK

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Population: 12,123
Median Age: 32.7
Married households: 29.2%
Households with kids: 25.4%
More on Okmulgee: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Okmulgee is a city in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, United States. The population at the 2010 census was 12,321, a loss of 5.4 percent since the 2000 census figure of 13,022. It has been the capital of the Muscogee Nation since the United States Civil War. The name is from the Creek word oki mulgee which means “boiling waters” in English. Other translations put it as “babbling brook” or ‘Effluvium’. The site was chosen because of the nearby rivers and springs. Okmulgee is 38 miles south of Tulsa and 13 miles north of Henryetta via US-75.

Tulsa, OK

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Population: 401,352
Median Age: 34.9
Married households: 37.6%
Households with kids: 26.7%
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 Wise Al

I live in Tulsa. Oklahoma is a backward state due to the number of people with a lack of education who live in poverty, & they’ll tell you they love it here.

There is also the Bible belt minions who have a very narrow view of the world as it is.

All vote for republicans who do nothing to help them, WTF. Lowest in educational funding, highest in incarceration for women, terrible health/medical issues, bad infrastructure, etc.

In the 1800’s this state was a dumping ground for the former slaves & Native Americans forced out of traditional homelands. It was a poor farming/ranching area until oil was discovered in the 1900’s.

Big business sucked that wealth out of the state except for blue bloods still living off family money. Then the oil companies left OKC & Tulsa in the big move to Houston.

When people on the phone or internet ask me what state I live in, I tell them ‘Despair’. I bet I catch some flack on this.

Norman, OK

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Population: 119,820
Median Age: 30.1
Married households: 43.4%
Households with kids: 26.1%
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.

Durant, OK

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Population: 17,198
Median Age: 32.3
Married households: 35.7%
Households with kids: 25.7%
More on Durant: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Durant is a city in Bryan County, Oklahoma, United States and serves as the capital of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. The population was 15,856 at the 2010 census. Durant is the principal city of the Durant Micropolitan Statistical Area, which had a population of 42,416 in 2010. Durant ranks as the second largest city within the Choctaw Nation, following McAlester, and ahead of Poteau. Durant is also part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Combined Statistical Area, anchoring the northern edge.

Claremore, OK

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Population: 18,777
Median Age: 35.3
Married households: 38.2%
Households with kids: 30.5%
More on Claremore: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Claremore is a city and the county seat of Rogers County in northeastern Oklahoma, United States. The population was 18,581 at the 2010 census, a 17.1 percent increase from 15,873 at the 2000 census. Located in the Ozark Mountains foothills, the city is part of the Tulsa Metropolitan Area and home to Rogers State University. It is best known as the birthplace and home of early 20th-century entertainer Will Rogers.

Ada, OK

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Population: 17,262
Median Age: 31.7
Married households: 34.1%
Households with kids: 24.7%
More on Ada: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Ada is a city in and the county seat of Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 16,810 at the 2010 census, an increase of 7.1 percent from 15,691 at the 2000 census. The city was named for Ada Reed, the daughter of an early settler, and was incorporated in 1901. Ada is home to East Central University, and is the headquarters of the Chickasaw Nation.

Review Of Ada by HomeSnacks User

I used to like Ada, now I don’t. The crime has been climbing due to drugs. People say its because we are a college town. This place used to be like a really nice small town feel. Rich people have been moving in and now its growing and its lost that. Doctors are plentiful but they seem to be not so good and very inexperienced. It has a movie theater and lots of fast food and a nice park but thats all there is to do.

The park stood out. It used to have a zoo type place. For a small town it even had monkeys. they let the monkeys die and the petting zoo is closed. The park is surrounded by a small lake which is the favorite of mine. The city keeps it clean.

Altus, OK

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Population: 19,181
Median Age: 33.0
Married households: 45.9%
Households with kids: 28.9%
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.

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

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. Yukon
  2. Bixby
  3. Choctaw

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Oklahoma

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Stillwater, OK 48,685 23.8
2 Bethany, OK 19,508 34.8
3 Tahlequah, OK 16,481 28.3
4 Okmulgee, OK 12,123 32.7
5 Tulsa, OK 401,352 34.9
6 Norman, OK 119,820 30.1
7 Durant, OK 17,198 32.3
8 Claremore, OK 18,777 35.3
9 Ada, OK 17,262 31.7
10 Altus, OK 19,181 33.0
11 Lawton, OK 95,168 30.8
12 Warr Acres, OK 10,385 34.1
13 Weatherford, OK 11,894 24.8
14 Miami, OK 13,428 33.9
15 Owasso, OK 34,634 33.5
16 Glenpool, OK 12,929 31.7
17 Woodward, OK 12,687 33.6
18 Guthrie, OK 10,984 35.0
19 Enid, OK 50,809 34.6
20 Guymon, OK 11,859 31.7
21 Muskogee, OK 38,139 36.0
22 Shawnee, OK 30,974 34.9
23 Moore, OK 59,992 33.9
24 Mcalester, OK 18,198 36.2
25 Sapulpa, OK 20,477 37.7
26 Chickasha, OK 16,256 37.3
27 Bartlesville, OK 36,398 38.5
28 Ardmore, OK 24,927 36.6
29 Broken Arrow, OK 106,264 36.8
30 Edmond, OK 89,769 35.0
31 Sand Springs, OK 19,727 36.9
32 Duncan, OK 22,998 38.9
33 Jenks, OK 20,836 33.5
34 El Reno, OK 18,378 34.4
35 Mustang, OK 20,125 39.2
36 Choctaw, OK 12,228 41.4
37 Bixby, OK 24,939 35.0
38 Yukon, OK 25,729 38.2

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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