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. Try not to jump in the car with a dozen roses:
- Stillwater (Photos)
- Bethany (Photos)
- Weatherford (Photos)
- Tahlequah (Photos)
- Norman (Photos)
- Tulsa (Photos)
- Okmulgee (Photos)
- Durant (Photos)
- Warr Acres
- Claremore (Photos)
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 Bixby.
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 2011-2015 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 Bixby is probably a bit on the boring side.
Median Age: 23.6
Married households: 32.7%
Households with kids: 22.6%
Coordinates: 36°0658N 97°0332W / 36.116°N 97.059°W / 36.116; -97.059
Median Age: 34.9
Married households: 40.4%
Households with kids: 30.0%
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.
Median Age: 24.7
Married households: 46.1%
Households with kids: 32.9%
Weatherford is a city in Custer County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 10,833 at the 2010 census.
Median Age: 27.7
Married households: 33.0%
Households with kids: 28.7%
Tahlequah (/tælkw/ TAL–kwah; Cherokee: ) 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.
Median Age: 30.3
Married households: 42.7%
Households with kids: 27.9%
Norman /nrmn/ is a city in the U.S. state of Oklahoma 20 miles (30 km) 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.
Median Age: 34.9
Married households: 37.6%
Households with kids: 30.1%
Tulsa /tls/ 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.
Median Age: 34.1
Married households: 31.0%
Households with kids: 30.9%
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 (Creek) 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.
Median Age: 31.4
Married households: 36.6%
Households with kids: 29.4%
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.
9. Warr Acres
Median Age: 34.2
Married households: 40.2%
Households with kids: 37.8%
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.
Median Age: 35.9
Married households: 38.2%
Households with kids: 32.5%
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.
There You Have It – The Best Cities for Singles in Oklahoma
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:
- El Reno
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