Best Cities For Singles In Oregon For 2020


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

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Are you trying to find love in Oregon?

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

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

  1. Corvallis (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Beaverton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Portland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Monmouth (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Eugene (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Hillsboro (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Cornelius (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Springfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Gresham (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Milwaukie (Photos | Homes For Sale)

So, what was the best city for singles in Oregon? Corvallis ranks as the best place for singles in Oregon 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 oregon? That would be Happy Valley.

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 oregon or the safest places to live in oregon.

For more Oregon reading, check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Oregon For 2020

Corvallis, OR

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 57,213
Median Age: 27.1
Married households: 8.0%
Households with kids: 21.2%
More on Corvallis: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Corvallis is a city in central western Oregon, United States. It is the county seat of Benton County and the principal city of the Corvallis, Oregon Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Benton County. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 54,462. Its population was estimated by the Portland Research Center to be 55,298 in 2013. Corvallis is the location of Oregon State University, a large Hewlett-Packard research campus, and Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.

Beaverton, OR

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 97,012
Median Age: 36.2
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 28.1%
More on Beaverton: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Beaverton is a city in Washington County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. The city center is 7 miles west of downtown Portland in the Tualatin River Valley. As of the 2010 census, the population is 89,803. This makes it the second-largest city in the county and Oregon's sixth-largest city. Fire protection and EMS services are provided through Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue.

Portland, OR

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 639,387
Median Age: 36.9
Married households: 10.0%
Households with kids: 24.9%
More on Portland: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. The city covers 145 square miles and had an estimated population of 639,863 in 2016, making it the 26th most populous city in the United States, and the second-most populous in the Pacific Northwest. Approximately 2,424,955 people live in the Portland metropolitan statistical area, making it the 25th most populous MSA in the United States. Its Combined Statistical Area ranks 18th with a population of 3,160,488. Roughly 60% of Oregon's population resides within the Portland metropolitan area.

Review Of Portland by HomeSnacks User

Real slow on homeless problem,drugs,murder,on biking trail,assults,r**e,little patrol awful.

Omsi is awesome,bad neighborhood but awesome exibits,down town is new buildings but crime is awful,beggars NO WALKING PATROL POLICE gov.is slow to act on riots and never calls National Guard!!! Looting,burning during supposed rally or protests.awful mayor n horrible governor.

Monmouth, OR

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,131
Median Age: 23.4
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 29.9%
More on Monmouth: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Monmouth ( is a city in Polk County in the U.S. state of Oregon. It was named for Monmouth, Illinois, the origin of its earliest settlers. The population has reached 9,534 as of the 2010 census and it is part of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Review Of Monmouth by HomeSnacks User

Monmouth is a beautiful town with a lot to offer..but it is in fact a college town. The numbers are going to be drastically lower in the categories your looking for because of that. I've lived in Monmouth\ independence my entire life and you will not find a better town in Oregon.

The people are friendly, the crime rate is much lower than the other towns listed, it's a cute little town and is townies are happy as clams with it.

Eugene, OR

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 165,997
Median Age: 34.0
Married households: 12.0%
Households with kids: 24.2%
More on Eugene: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is located at the southern end of the Willamette Valley, near the confluence of the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers, about 50 miles east of the Oregon Coast.

Review Of Eugene by HomeSnacks User

I lived in Eugene, Bend, Lakeview, La Grande and Clay Creek I have friends in Springfield, Portland and Yachats. All these areas are fantastic places and I enjoyed living there very much. I would take any of Oregon's towns over where I live now. Had to move to So Cal for work but my heart is still in Oregon. The people there are happy, mellow and friendly!

Hillsboro, OR

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 104,730
Median Age: 34.0
Married households: 12.0%
Households with kids: 35.6%
More on Hillsboro: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hillsboro is the fifth-largest city in the State of Oregon and is the county seat of Washington County. Lying in the Tualatin Valley on the west side of the Portland metropolitan area, the city hosts many high-technology companies, such as Intel, that comprise what has become known as the Silicon Forest. At the 2010 Census, the city's population was 91,611.

Cornelius, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,575
Median Age: 32.4
Married households: 11.0%
Households with kids: 48.4%
More on Cornelius: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Cornelius is a city in Washington County, Oregon, United States. Located in the Portland metropolitan area, the city's population was 11,869 at the 2010 census. The city lies along Tualatin Valley Highway between Forest Grove to the west and Hillsboro to the east. Cornelius was incorporated in 1893 and is named for founder Thomas R. Cornelius.

Springfield, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 61,525
Median Age: 36.0
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 30.2%
More on Springfield: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Springfield is a city in Lane County, Oregon, United States. Located in the Southern Willamette Valley, it is within the Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area. Separated from Eugene to the west, mainly by Interstate 5, Springfield is the second-most populous city in the metropolitan area after Eugene. As of the 2010 census, the city has a total population of 59,403.

Gresham, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 110,770
Median Age: 36.3
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 35.0%
More on Gresham: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Gresham is a city located in Multnomah County, Oregon, in the United States, immediately east of Portland. Though it began as a settlement in the mid-1800s, it was not officially incorporated as a city until 1905; it was named after Walter Quinton Gresham, the American Civil War general and United States Postmaster General.

Milwaukie, OR

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 20,955
Median Age: 40.8
Married households: 17.0%
Households with kids: 23.2%
More on Milwaukie: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Milwaukie is a city in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. A very small portion of the city extends into Multnomah County. The population was 20,291 at the 2010 census. Founded in 1847 on the banks of the Willamette River, the city, known as the Dogwood City of the West, was incorporated in 1903 and is noted as the birthplace of the Bing cherry. The city is now a suburb of Portland and also adjoins the unincorporated areas of Clackamas and Oak Grove.

Review Of Milwaukie by HomeSnacks User

School system is fantastic and it is a really quiet pretty area south of Portland

Property values are much better than much of the Portland metro area.

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

To give you the places in oregon 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 Beaver 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 oregon, 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 oregon, that meant a total of 48 cities. You can download the data here.

Read on to see why Corvallis is the talk of the town while Happy Valley is probably a bit on the boring side.

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

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

  1. Happy Valley
  2. Dallas
  3. Silverton

For more Oregon reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Oregon

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Corvallis, OR 57,213 27.1
2 Beaverton, OR 97,012 36.2
3 Portland, OR 639,387 36.9
4 Monmouth, OR 10,131 23.4
5 Eugene, OR 165,997 34.0
6 Hillsboro, OR 104,730 34.0
7 Cornelius, OR 12,575 32.4
8 Springfield, OR 61,525 36.0
9 Gresham, OR 110,770 36.3
10 Milwaukie, OR 20,955 40.8
11 Salem, OR 166,756 35.4
12 Tigard, OR 52,368 37.3
13 Klamath Falls, OR 21,138 35.4
14 Mcminnville, OR 33,662 36.3
15 Woodburn, OR 25,417 33.5
16 Newberg, OR 23,167 33.7
17 Grants Pass, OR 37,201 38.3
18 Forest Grove, OR 23,923 34.0
19 Hermiston, OR 17,346 30.8
20 Keizer, OR 38,479 37.1
21 Ashland, OR 20,912 44.0
22 Medford, OR 80,051 37.3
23 Ontario, OR 10,997 33.2
24 Lake Oswego, OR 38,705 47.0
25 Wilsonville, OR 23,418 35.6
26 Cottage Grove, OR 10,083 38.6
27 Bend, OR 90,500 38.6
28 Roseburg, OR 22,988 42.2
29 Albany, OR 52,736 36.8
30 La Grande, OR 13,103 33.8
31 Tualatin, OR 27,338 38.0
32 Newport, OR 10,381 45.4
33 Lebanon, OR 16,599 38.5
34 Central Point, OR 18,130 37.2
35 Sherwood, OR 19,337 36.6
36 St. Helens, OR 13,446 37.7
37 Troutdale, OR 16,559 35.1
38 Gladstone, OR 12,045 38.5
39 Canby, OR 17,527 37.8
40 The Dalles, OR 15,320 39.4
41 Sandy, OR 10,834 34.2
42 Coos Bay, OR 16,176 41.2
43 Redmond, OR 29,234 37.4
44 West Linn, OR 26,511 42.4
45 Pendleton, OR 16,713 36.3
46 Silverton, OR 10,028 38.9
47 Dallas, OR 15,805 42.0
48 Happy Valley, OR 19,471 38.9

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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.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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